NJ Railfanning Help

Hardcoaler Feb 21, 2017

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    I might be traveling to NJ in the next several months and have a railfanning question. In central western NJ, which line would afford more freight trains to see -- the former LV or the former RDG? Any railfan advice is welcome.

    As far as passenger service, is there none on the RDG these days? I see that service on the CNJ has been extended west to High Bridge. Thanks!
  2. CarlH

    CarlH TrainBoard Member

    One of the Reading-heritage commuter passenger lines *barely* extends into New Jersey, as the SEPTA line that ends in West Trenton NJ and brings passengers from there into Phili. This is an electrified line, but it is separate from the Northeast Corridor.

    If you want to watch passenger service in NJ, the Northeast Corridor puts on quite a show with its Amtrak Acela, Amtrak Regional, and NJ Transit trains running on a 4 track main line. I am not sure what place in NJ would offer the best railfanning experience for watching this.
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