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Princeton Jct New Jersey Railfanning 8/3/2018

by Chris Guenzler

All photos are provided by Robin Bowers due to Windows 10 eating my pictures. Thank you Robin for their use!

Robin slept in and I walked over to get the Dayton Diner's name that we ate at last night. Robin got up and we drove to Princeton Jct and paid to park. We then walked up to the south end of the east platform.

Our Visit

We set up at the south end and waited for the trains to arrive on this first Friday morning of August.

The west platform at Princeton Jct.

A track tamper heads out to work. The east track was out of service and a metal platform extended over that track so Princeton Jct only had a middle track for express trains. As a result there were only three tracks instead of the normal four.

New Jersey Transit 3821 at Princeton Jct.

New Jersey Transit 3821 heads south to Trenton.

Princeton Jct south end of the west plaform.

New Jersey Transit 3932 heads towards New York City.

Amtrak Northeast Regional 130 went through Princeton Jct.

Acela Express 2109 flew through here.

Amtrak Northeast Regional 185 came through next.

New Jersey Transit 3934 heads towards New York City. Robin and I walked over, under and at up to the west platform. I went down to get my ticket for the dinky.

Amtrak Northeast Regional 172 came through Princeton Jct. Robin then took me down to show him how to use the New Jersey Transit ticket machine. We then waited for the dinky to come back from Princeton.

The New Jersey Transit dinky is a two car set consisting of cars of 1311 and 1319. We got aboard New Jersey Transit train 3826 for the 2.5 mile trip to Princeton.

The New Jersey Transit dinky 3834 at Princeton. We returned to Princeton Jct, used the bathroom then left Princeton for our next stop at Allaire State Park.