DELAWARE RIVER R.R. EXCURSIONS

NEW TRAIN RIDE DEPARTING PHILLIPSBURG IN 2004!

NYS&W Steam Locomotive #142 will power Delaware River Railroad Excursions from Phillipsburg every Saturday and Sunday from May 1st until Labor Day.  Don't miss this exciting trip along the Old Bel-Del!

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The Black River Railroad System has acquired a vintage 1930 Brill Model-55 motor car - The Delaware Turtle - for use on the new Phillipsburg-Carpentersville excursion.


NEW SERVICE
 

The Black River & Western Railroad, in conjunction with the Town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, is pleased to announce the planned May 2004 startup of a new tourist passenger train.  The Delaware Turtle will operate on the tracks of the Belvidere & Delaware River Railway between Phillipsburg and Carpentersville, NJ, making a leisurely one -hour round trip between the stations.
 

SCHEDULE

May-October 2004
Saturdays & Sundays
Also Memorial Day, July 4th
Labor Day

Trains Depart Phillipsburg*
11:00 AM
12:01 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM

*Additional trains will operate during peak periods
 and for special groups and charter.

Trains will also operate Thursdays & Fridays
during July and August.

Route of The Delaware Turtle

The Delaware Turtle will depart from a new depot located off Phillipsburg's revitalized Market Street, near the historic Morris Canal Arch, easily accessible from U.S. 22 via S. Main Street.


BLACK RIVER & WESTERN R.R.
 

The Black River & Western Railroad was started in 1961 and has operated steam and diesel tourist trains between Flemington and Ringoes, New Jersey continuously since 1965.  Passenger trains are operated by a dedicated group of Volunteers which are always glad to share their passion for railroading with passengers as they trundle through scenic Hunterdon County. Experience transportation as it existed a century ago, before jet airliners, divided highways, toll plazas, and HOV lanes.

M-55 - The Delaware Turtle
 

Built: 1930 J.G Brill Company, Philadelphia, PA
Power: 250 H.P. Chevrolet 366 V8 Gas Engine
Length: 44'  Height: 10' 5" Weight: 28,000 lbs.
Passenger Capacity: 44
Total Capy. Freight/Mail/Pass.: 14,000 lbs.
 
M-55 is currently undergoing complete renovations at the Edwards Railway Motor Car Co., Mt. Dora, Florida with delivery expected in early 2004.

CONTACTS

K.BURENGA
President & G.M.
908-782-9600
CYNTHIA CULLEN
V.P. Sales & Marketing
609-953-2344
MARIAN LaROWE
Charter & Group Reservations
908-797-7300
MLaRowe@brwrr.com
C.J.HOFFMAN
Supt. Transportation
908-782-6622
CHoffman@brwrr.com



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