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This series goes back more than a decade to here

But this is only the second time the 2019 NYNJR200 (rail) carfloat is identified.  Metal Trades of Yonges Island SC built it less than a half dozen years ago. 

The previous time the carfloat appeared here, it was handled by the Brown boats, now history.  James E. Brown is now Kayla T.  Any updates on Thomas J. Brown?

The contract to move cross-harbor rail is currently with McAllister, and Marjorie B. does that and other jobs daily. Click here and here for more on this car floating operation. 

There’s also a NYNJR100 float here.

All photos this week, WVD.

The Browns tugs do a lot of different jobs, and who knows where James E. was headed this morning a few days ago, but

one of their regular runs is with the car float moving rail cars for the operation now down as the NYNJRR, the last application of what used to be very common across the sixth boro. 

There are no bridge rail crossings of the Hudson south of the Selkirk hurdle, about 140 miles north of Manhattan. So this is how it happens, and I know lots of you reading this know much more about this operation than I do.  For a photo of a train crossing that bridge known as the Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge, see the end of this post.

One or several crossings are done this way daily between Greenville NJ  and Brooklyn NY.

 

All photos by Will Van Dorp, who got the photo below of a train headed east across the Alfred H. Smith Bridge a rainy day in October 2016.

 

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