Things Are Getting A Little Slow Around Here, So...

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Things Are Getting A Little Slow Around Here, So...
Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:44 PM

Time for a road trip!   

Up to the wilds of North Jersey and the Bergen County Model Railroad Club, by way of a video courtesy of Mr. BonesCentralRR.

Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39H9QSRZNWk 

And if you liked that, try this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClT3S4BfIrU  

Woo-hoo!

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, December 9, 2019 6:47 PM

They've got the kind of home for their layout that most of us would give just about anything for!

Their website has some impressive photos.  https://www.bcmrrc.com/about-the-club

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, December 9, 2019 8:23 PM

That's a beautiful old station isn't it?

Ex-Erie, now New Jersey Transit, It was built in 1870 and has hardly changed since then.  There's been a rail line through there (Hillsdale) since 1859, first the New Jersey & New York, then the Erie, then NJT.  The BCMRRC "lives" on the second floor.  

I've never managed to get inside (yet), but here's a tour courtesy of "The Subway Nut."

https://www.subwaynut.com/njt/hillsdale/index.php  

Up until 25 years ago (roughly) the remnants of a passing siding were still extant. plus the broken concrete foundation of the steam-era water tower.  All re-lanscaped now and cleaned up.

Here's a very dramatic video of a train arriving in Hillsdale, shot by the gent who filmed the club layout.  Go full-screen if you can on your computer, it looks even better!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7kmxCfOyRs  

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 10, 2020 9:04 PM

Time to liven things up again.

Here's a vid of a local train club here in the Richmond area, the River City Three-Railers.  They have a "traveling roadshow" that visits train meets, museums, and various locations at Christmas time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHh03Jx0c4    Have fun!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:20 PM

Great stuff!  Big Smile

Trains, trains, wonderful trains.  The more you get, the more you toot!  Big Smile

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