Small shortlines give Raritan crew fast response times

Within minutes of receiving the call that a customer needs a load spotted, the very attentive crew of the Raritan Central Railway move quickly out of their small yard, and negotiate the undulating industrial trackage on their line in the Raritan Center Industrial Park in Edison, NJ.

Unlike the large Class 1 railroads, the small shortlines and industrial lines can literally ‘drop & go’ when service is needed. Backing up the line to retrieve the two empties in the distance and spot the one load in their possession, the RCRY crew has GP10’s  #7579 and #7545 working hard over the small hills of central New Jersey on a warm summer day.

Image recorded July 22, 2010.

 The crew of the Raritan Central Railway negotiates the undulating industrial trackage on their line in the Raritan Center Industrial Park in Edison, NJ.

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