Interurbans are trains too!

Randy Stahl Sep 1, 2013

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    The DL&W's electrification didn't make it an interurban, but its Passaic and Delaware ("P&D") branch to Gladstone, NJ certainly had an interurban-like rural charm about it. Overhead power was 3000 VDC. Thomas Edison was at the throttle when the first mu train left Hoboken on 09/03/1930 and the P&D branch began to operate under wire on 01/06/1931.

    An mu train at Hoboken [01/1981]:

    1981-01-25 016 Hoboken NJ - for upload.jpg
     
  2. OlyPen

    OlyPen TrainBoard Member

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    "Current experts" and interurbans -- no pun intended, right!:)
     
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  3. OlyPen

    OlyPen TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, this is on my to-buy list.
     
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  4. Randy Stahl

    Randy Stahl TrainBoard Supporter

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    Puns are intentional, I do have 30 years on the railroad, I got hundreds of them !
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I figure there's one about a "conductor" out there too.
     
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  6. Randy Stahl

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    Conductors anatomy for sure.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmmmm. This could be a quite a topic on its own!
     
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