Train Graveyard

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by FrankG, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    While visiting my family for the holidays, I stopped by the train graveyard on the edge of town -- about a 10 minute walk down the tracks from the house I grew up in. This is about half way between Philadelpha and Atlantic City in a small town called Hammonton.

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  2. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    More Photos

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  3. kadidle

    kadidle Member

    All I can say is "Wow". I even said it backwards... "!woW". Lucky dog! :D
  4. LIRR

    LIRR Member

    Is that a MK5000 in the 3rd to last photo?
  5. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    The yellow one is a MLW M420W.

    Don't know how to post a web link (won't let me), but I found some more of this location online at One the homepage search, select New Jersey and for keyword, type "Winslow".
  6. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    One more gem I just found....that NYC loco in the very first photo I posted... the same exact one, 11 years earlier, same location. goto and add this after the URL /viewphoto.php?id=57276
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    That FA needs to be saved..Are there any railroad museums that could check into those antiques??
  8. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Actually....I'm so interested in this now that I've been searching the Web for more info. Here's what I found out about the NYC FA.

    That unit is reportedly owed by the Anthracite Historical Society. The NYC paint job was temporary, added for a showing, but not its original. Therefore, I question if the 1994 photo I listed the link to was the same loco. But this one (the one I took), is supposedly being restored to Lehigh Valley #596. Prior to that is was Long Island #604 and L&N #315. The unit supposedly has a working 244 engine.

    I found this info by doing a search for "Southern Railroad of New Jersey" -- the current owners of the junction I took the photos at.
  9. zedob

    zedob Member

    Hey Frank,

    Is it an actual boneyard, or holding area for museums?

    I think every MRRer should have one of those (train graveyard) in their town.
  10. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    wow, amasing find!! did you climb into any of those trains to explore?
  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's. Such a shame seeing that PRR Coach just sitting there instead of in a museum.:( :( :(
  12. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    Most of the equiptment is owned by a functioning freight company, but they only use a couple of the engines. Don't know why they purchased the rest.

    I didn't climb inside any of them -- they have a trailer that the company operates out of. And while the guy was very nice about me taking pictures, climbing inside was out of the question.
  13. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    WOW!! Indeed!

    Anymore pictures? This is worth documenting in details. I don't know if I missed it, but where exactly is this?

    Thanks and Happy New Year :wave:
  14. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Its a holding yard. the GP7 and MLW locomotives are still in use. in fact, #800 is actauly a fairly new aquisition. i heard the 44 tonner picutred was scavenged for another 44 tonner on the railroad somewhere. there was supposedly something specail about this other one, but my memory is really foggy.

    the SRNJ also had a former LV Alco C420, i haven't heard of it being scrapped, so i suppose it still somewere on the system. Have you been to Winslow Junction? thats where they keep alot of other locomotives.

    I can only imagine that the passenger cars are being held for a mueseum.
  15. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Love that FA :thumb: I wish I could buy it and restore it to running condition! :D

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