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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 03/14/2004

NJT River Line Camden NJ March 14 2004

Today was the first day of revenue operation for New Jersey Transit's River Line that connects Camden and Trenton New Jersey. The first train rolled out of 36th Street Station at 5:27 headed for the E-Center along the Delaware River. The first round trip to Trenton left the E-Center at 5:45, with the first round trip to Camden leaving at 6:15.

The first train arrives at the Aquarium stop on the riverfront.
The same train set became the first to make the round trip from Camden to Trenton. The tents and "Grand Opening" banners were left over from the previous day's festivities that included a VIP inaugural run with Governor James McGreevy, various mayors from the towns along the line and other local dignitaries as guests.
The sun is just beginning to rise as another early train approaches Aquarium, with the Ben Franklin Bridge in the background.
Some of the best views of Philadelphia are from the Camden riverfront, such as here at the foot of Cooper Street, with Liberty Place One and Two to the right..
The set from the first roundtrip Trenton to Camden comes around the curve at Cooper Street as a northbound set stops at the station.
Several of the sets have been "wrapped" with advertisements, this one for both the River Line and the Trenton Titans, their minor league hockey team.
For the first 60 days, the departures from either terminus will be at 30 minute intervals, after that they will be every 15 minutes weekday peak and 30 minutes all other times.
All pictures March 14 2004 c. 2004 John P Almeida
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