Boonton Yard Highlights – May 2013

By Steve Gerritsen It’s been a productive couple of months to start 2013 in the yard. There was a meeting to discuss projects for the year, out of which came a plan to finish the PRR flat car, restore the DL&W cement hopper, and hopefully a paint job on the 100 tonner. Along with that for the 100 tonner, the charging system should be figured out and reinstalled, and we have been able to un-seize the one engine, so we are one step closer to rebuilding it. A handful of us were on hand one weekend to really tackle the downed trees from the last few storms and made a huge dent it them.

I am going to make a big effort to get most of the supplies needed for these projects donated to these projects. If anyone would like to donate their time in the yard to help out, or donate to these projects please contact me. All help is greatly appreciated as I would like to finish these before the next open house this September!

April 2013 URHS news

Steve Gerritsen (URHS Yard Forman) has a number of cars he would like to get painted and presentable for the 2013 Open House as well as paint & repairs to prime mover on the GE 100-tonner.

  • Pennsylvania Railroad Flat car – #469521
  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR Cement Car (hopper) – #19525
  • Swift Company Refrigerated Box Car – SRLX #025048
  • General Electric 100-tonner – PSE&G #100

Open House 9/22/13 – our proposed date has been cleared with the Freight House & Boonton Mayor. Approval by NJ Transit is needed to make this event date official.

Election of Officers – At this meeting KC Smith has accepted the nomination as President.