Freight and Passenger Rolling Stock of the CNJ
THIS PAGE TO BE FURTHER DEVELOPED
The Fallen Flags CNJ page has a superb table of the 1944
Central of New Jersey passenger roster supplied by Tom Gardner.
Freight Stock (Mauch Chunk)
Anthracite for home heating from NE Pennsylvania.
Delaware and Hudson
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Bituminous coal for mills, factories etc from W Pennsylvania, Maryland, West
Baltimore and Ohio
New York Central
Do NOT use other coal carriers such as Chesapeake and Ohio, Virginian, Norfolk
and Western, Louisville and Nashville or Illinois Central.
Almost any can be used but expect more from the east than the west.
Produce - Use any company in small numbers delivering goods. Nothing was grown locally for
Fruit Growers Express (FGE)
Merchant Dispatch Transport (MDT)
Pacific Fruit Express (PFE)
Western Fruit Express (WFE)
Meat - Use wagonloads only, delivering to local distributors
Beer, bananas, groceries - all delivered in wagonloads from east coast ports
& New York etc.
From: Northern Vermont Railroad by Dwight Smith
Model Railroader, July 2002
10 October 2002
I believe that CNJ had USRA twin hoppers. These can be represented nicely
by the Accurail car. I'm not sure of detail changes, if any, that may be needed.
Athearn makes a decent offset side twin hopper that can be used for CNJ/CRP.
"Foreign road" hopper models suitable for eastern Pennsylvania that
you should find useable include:
With all the above, some amount of detail work/kitbashing may be warranted
depending upon the info available and how accurate you wish to be.
You may also want to consult Ted Culotta's "Steam Era Freight Car
List" as a useful resource for prototype photos, model photos and parts sources. -
A few thoughts on rolling stock. Stewart (www.stewarthobbies.com/) makes a
nice version of the 55 ton fishbelly twin hopper car. CNJ had 1,000 built circa 1941-42.
Reading had identical cars. The Stewart car is a Western Maryland version with ladders
rather than grab irons. I suspect you might want to delete the ladders and add individual
vertical stiles and grab irons. The June 1994 "Railmodel Journal" provided a
decent article with templates for the ladder mods. Note that the majority of these cars
(and probably the entire coal fleet) would have been lettered for CRP between approx. 1948
and 1953. - Paul