Quick Links to pages
One of the latest projects to be added to this web site is the Port Jervis, NY page.
Featuring NJ Transit, Metro-North trains and some classic Erie equipment.
Visit the Current Material
page to view this addition
or click on this image.
Visit the Rio Grande page under the Western US Lines link above to see the colorful Colorado Joint Line in pre-merger days. Featuring trains from the Burlington Northern, Santa Fe and Rio Grande in the scenic Colorado Rocky Mountain foothills. Also see the new Rio Grande page, Glenwood Springs to Salt Lake City just added.
Welcome to theBlueComet.com website.
The site has been upgraded with a new look and new features. As always, this site is a constant work in progress.
Please visit often !
News and Information
Three classic diesels have been moved from Winslow Jct., NJ to Scranton, PA. They are the former Lehigh Valley C-420 # 414. The "B" unit that is still painted in the CNJ orange and blue colors and a former Long Island Alco FA cab unit. All three were moved together in a special move by Norfolk Southern to Slateford Jct. and then by the Delaware-Lackawanna to Scranton. They will join a growing collection of historic diesels at Steamtown. The "B" will no doubt be painted to match the two "A" units in Lackawanna colors. The LV unit needs some mechanical work, but I would suspect the D-L may one day use it in freight service with their own fleet of Alco's. I personally hope the FA unit is painted up into Lehigh & New England colors and displayed with the LNE caboose already there. The engine and pretty much everything inside was removed years ago.
NJ Transit has started to use the former Amtrak GE units on the Raritan Valley line. This marks the first time GE power has been used in regular commuter service on the former CNJ line. The CNJ originally used Fairbanks-Morse units, Alco RS-3's and GP-7's before getting the GP40P's in 1968. Neither Conrail nor NJT to date had run GE units to Raritan prior to this. They are numbered in the 4800 series.
Three original Pennsy MU cars sit dead at the Septa West Trenton, NJ station having damaged pantographs caused by the high winds downing trees. February 19, 2011.
The PRR cars have
retained their 200-
The Reading cars
still have their
These 1960's vintage cars are on very
borrowed time. If you have the chance
to be in the Philadelphia area, make
an effort to get your photos soon !
West Trenton, NJ, February 19, 2011.
Thanks are in order to Mr. Paul Carpentino for allowing many of his photos on the CNJ, LV and Reading pages. Lastly, may I thank my long time friend, Gary Madden for allowing me to include some of his photos to these pages.
Finally, a link below to my wonderful daughters page. Now 11 years old, she is the light of my life.
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The Blue Comet at Lakehurst,NJ
A quick link to a new page on the Reading Bethlehem Branch, with inter-active roll-over images taken 31 years apart.
The newest addition to the Western Lines is the continuation of the Rio Grande pages from Glenwood Springs to Salt Lake City.
Another addition is the Erie-Lackawanna Suffern NY to Port Jervis page. See images from Port Jervis in the 1970's.
A little Amtrak preview page
Owing to some personal issues, this site may remain static for an unknown period of time. My apologies for any disappointment