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INDUSTRIAL YARDS & SHORT LINES
Philadelphia &  New Jersey

Bridges, Baldwins, Mules; CSX and Conrail

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Packer Ave. Terminal Philadelphia
Canadian Pacific GP38-2 at sunset

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In mid May we went to Philadelphia and nearby New Jersey to tour industrial yards and terminals, and the Conrail Pennsgrove Secondary Line. Ancient bridges dotted the countryside in quiet majesty.

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Paulsboro, N.J. Moveable A Frame Bridge

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Valero Refinery shunting

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Vintage Baldwins, dotting the industrial countryside
amidst the chemical plants, took our breath away.

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At the Pureland Industrial Park our eyes popped at the collection of rusting stock

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Conrail Transfer Caboose
New Jersey Transit SW9
SMS Baldwin DS-4-4-10
Baldwin VO-660

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very rare Baldwin VO-660, needs a bit of work

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At the end of the line stood the prize, an old TRONA Baldwin AS616 being restored; although pretending to be grumpy, the mechanics were railfans and gave us permission to enter the cab.

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The day ended at the Packer Ave Terminal at sunset
where this gleaming CP GP38-2 stood majestically
Nearby was Tony Luke's with the best Philly Cheese Steak ever

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