TRAINS

Tri-State Railway Historical Society offers free train rides along historic former Dover & Rockaway Branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey

Celebrate Rockaway 2017, Sunday, September 17, 1-5 p.m. 26 East Main St., Rockaway, NJ, 07866 

The Tri-State Railway Historical Society will be offering train rides in Rockaway, NJ on September 17, 2017 as part of the Celebrate Rockaway 2017 street fair.

In partnership with the Borough of Rockaway and the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad, passengers will be treated to free 15-minute train rides aboard DL&W No. 896, L&NE No. 580, and RRRR No. 10 along the historic former Dover & Rockaway Branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey.

Trains depart from the parking lot of Potbelly’s Riverside Cafe. The first train leaves at 1 PM and additional trains will leave as necessary.

More information about the street fair, www.celebraterockaway.com

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Railroad Museum [for a day] Hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Boonton, NJ

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM join the United Railroad Historical Society for a celebration of New Jersey’s railroad history:

West Boonton Yard: 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005.

Railroad Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During this once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey’s largest railroad museum.

For the sixth consecutive year, the URHS will open the gates of its normally-private Boonton NJ Restor­ation Facility to showcase some of its historic collection. Railroad Museum [for a day] will provide a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in.

Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with vintage railroad equipment and well as visiting classic cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Live music, food concessions, historical & educational presentations, and vendors of railroad-related souvenirs will round out a day that the whole family can enjoy!

ADMISSION – Adults (age 12+) – $5.00   Children (ages 3-11) – $3.00   Babies (ages 0-2) – FREE!

Railroad Museum [for a day] for even more details!

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Second Avenue Subway line stuck in the slow lane

KCJones

Recent announcements that due to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $15.2 billion dollar shortfall in the proposed $32 billion 2015-2019 Capital Program that the next phase for construction of the Second Avenue subway is nothing new.

A trip down memory lane will help explain why progress has been so slow for construction of the long anticipated Metropolitan Transportation Authority Second Avenue subway.

The first of four segments for the new Second Avenue Subway (consisting of three stations between 96th Street and 63rd Street on the east side of Manhattan)  cost $4.5 billion or $2 billion per mile.

Good news is that this portion of the work is on schedule and within budget.

One trick used by transit managers to complete any project within budget, is to drop a portion of the original scope of work. This saves the necessary dollars which were not available to deliver 100 percent of what was…

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