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Princeton Jct New Jersey Railfanning 8/3/2018

by Chris Guenzler

Robin slept in and I walked over to get the name of the restaurant where we ate last night, which was Dayton Diner's. Robin arose and we drove to Princeton Jct and paid to park 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 east platform at Princeton Jct with New Jersey Transit 3930.

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 which meant that there were only three tracks instead of the normal four.

New Jersey Transit 3821 stopped at the station before it continued its journey south to Trenton.

New Jersey Transit ALP-46A 4652 built by Bombardier in 2010.

That train heads for Trenton.

New Jersey Transit 3932 heads towards New York City.

A station view looking south.

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.

New Jersey Transit 3823 was next into the station.

New Jersey Transit 3938 followed.

Amtrak Northeast Regional 172 came through the station. Robin and I walked over, under and up to the west platform and I went down to get my ticket for the dinky. Robin then took me down to show him how to use the New Jersey Transit ticket machine, after which we waited for the dinky to come back from Princeton.

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

New Jersey Transit dinky 3834 at Princeton. We returned to Princeton Jct and Robin and I loved riding the dinky.

New Jersey Transit ALP-45A 4647 built by Bombardier in 2011.

New Jersey Transit 3831 was the last train we photographed before we departed Princeton for our next stop at Allaire State Park.