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seeking transfer bridge info

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seeking transfer bridge info
Posted by BruceJob on Saturday, November 22, 2003 2:42 PM
Hi, all...

I'm researching info on the transfer bridges at Greenville yard, Jersey CIty, NJ for an HO model of the structure. A transfer bridge, also referred to as a float bridge, is used to move railcars on and off carfloats, barges designed to carry railcars.

I've found a few websites with photos, but most seem to be long shots. Close-ups would be very helpful, as would plans or drawings. Any info would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any and all info.

Best Regards,

Bruce J.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 23, 2003 4:49 AM
Not sure about float bridges in NJ, but there's some info on NYC ones at www.oldnyc.com. Hope this is of some help!
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Posted by ndbprr on Monday, November 24, 2003 3:29 PM
On of the MR layout series featured a float bridge. I would guess it was the Kinicinick dock and railway in the early 70's. It even talked about how to build it.

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