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The Fallen Flag Railroads of New.Jersey

A retrospective look at New Jersey's railroads through maps, track and physical characteristics profiles, operating rules, timetables in the pre Conrail and New Jersey Transit Era.

Click on RR Herold to start your journey.

TrainNet Web Gem Award

The maps presented are large files: none exceed 400KB.
New Jersey Railroads:
Railroad Maps:

Chessie Steam Special Memory:

  • Photo Runby Shot
    Large Photo
    Chessie Steam Special Tour 46: Richmond, VA to Balcony Falls, VA via the C&O's James River Division, October 7, 1978, with ex-Reading T-1 2101 on the lead.

NORAC Signal Aspect Demonstrator:

Java applet lists signal rules, names, indications and shows the lineside signal installation. An interactive track diagram demonstrates the relationship between the occupied block and signal indications.

Track Panel (JAVA enabled browsers required.)

What's New at Raildata

Types of data to be found:
Track Profiles-
  • Diagrams drawn by the railroad's engineering department, usually straight line, that show main track configuration, vertical and horizontal alignment, interlockings, sidings, grade crossings, bridges, and stations.
Interlocking Diagrams-
  • These diagrams show interlocking details including block stations, signals, track and switch arrangements. Drawings are prepared by the railroad's signal department. More detailed diagrams may include features seen on track profiles.
Automatic Signal Diagrams-
  • Similar to interlocking diagrams, but will show signal systems in detail.
Grade Profiles-
  • Diagrams, usually a division, showing grade as a function of distance. The horizontal axis is distance in miles. The vertical axis is elevation in feet above sea level. The slope of the line is in degrees or percent. Ruling grade and direction are given.
Rule Books-
  • Also known as Rules of the Operating Department, these books define terms to be used by crews in the operation of trains such as speed, track designations, forms, hand signals, classification lights, whistles, fixed signals, block operation, and general job responsibilities.
Signal Aspects-
  • Usually found in the rule book, but may also be found in Employee Timetables. This publication illustrates the appearance of a fixed signal and prescribes the operation of the train as the signal is approached.
Employee Timetables-
  • Published by the railroad as a whole system timetable or by division. The ETT contains the schedules of trains operating within its scope as well as any variation on standard rules or signals.
Public Timetables-
  • Issued by the railroad and distributed to the traveling public.
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Last Modified: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 8:00PM

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