(Joe Mele) Now that the spring season is upon us, we will be resuming the weekend work sessions at the Boonton yard. Star Trak, the URHS’ mechanical vendor, has been working on our equipment during this past winter. Below is a summary of the current and possibly future URHS projects/activities:
New Jersey Transit approved the fence for Boonton Yard. The installation should begin sometime in May. We have also discussed the possibility of running a fall foliage train this coming October to Port Jervis. The URHS has approached NJT about running the trip, still waiting to hear from NJT.
I reported in the last URHS summary that we had approached NJT about donating one of their retired Comet 1 cab cars to the URHS. I am happy to report that NJ Transit responded with positive news, they will be donating Comet I cab car #5120 to the URHS. We are excited to add this piece of equipment to our collection.
The NYGL advised the URHS that the U34CH & Erie 436 will be returned to Boonton Yard this spring.
NJT is going to be moving the URHS equipment currently located in Lebanon, NJ to Boonton sometime in May.
Tony Macrie, Cape May Seashore Lines, is interested in leasing the CNJ #1524. Details are still being worked out with the CMSL.
URHS members discussed the possibility of running a fall train ride on the Cape May Seashore Lines, possibly in November again. Stay tuned for further details.