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Rail-Marine Information Group
tug and barge with railroad cars
The rail-marine era was to end within the decade in December, 1961, but you would never know it from the way Pennsylvania RR tug Jersey City is plowing forward with three barges side by side. There are two wooden covered barges on the tug's port side. On the right is "Miss Liberty". This photo was provided by the Public Relations Department of the Port of New York Authority in 1975; most of the Authority's archive of negatives was lost in its move to the World Trade Center. In this case, the photo taken at an altitude of 100' at 10:30 am on 12/1/61 had a Public Relations Files rubber stamp across it which Mike Trubow has digitially removed.

Railroad Carferries, Carfloats, Tugboats, Train Ferries

Click HERE to view a PDF version of the Prototype Modelers SIG Meet 2006 handout of John Teichmoeller's clinic,
Railroading Along The Waterfront with Walthers.


Bibliographies:

Miscellaneous Rail-Marine Bibliography
Overseas Rail-Marine Bibliography


The Rail-Marine Information Group focuses on publishing and sharing information on the following:
  1. powered vessels that carry railroad equipment ("carferries" in North American parlance).;

  2. non-powered vessels that carry railroad equipment (i.e., "carfloats");

  3. other equipment and terminal facilities owned and/or operated by railroads in support of marine operations (tugs, lighters, etc.);

  4. historical and operational information of those marine services associated with railroads.

The Rail-Marine Information Group (RMIG) is an organization of people from around the world with a common interest in the history of the transportation of railroad equipment across water. RMIG was organized to share knowledge and information gathered by its members.
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