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AARS Annual Meeting Newark, NJ/New York, NY features Rail Tour

13 May 2013 10:21 AM | Anonymous

When:
July 21-23, 2013
Begins with rail tour Noon July 21

Where:
Hilton Penn Station
1048 Raymond Blvd.
Newark, New Jersey  07102
United States
Make your reservations by calling the Hilton by June 29 at 973-622-5000


Contact:
Carrie Foor (aars@supt.org)


Schedule
Sunday, July 21
Rail Tour

Circle Trip of the Conrail Shared Assets North Jersey Terminal Operations.

Ÿ Port of NJ/NY Ÿ Ethanol Terminals  Ÿ New York City Skyline and Statue of Liberty

Sunday, July 21, Noon             Board at Amtrak Penn Station New York.

Trip begins over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor to Hunter Interlocking where it diverges onto the Conrail Lehigh Line to Port Reading Junction/Mannville, NJ, and then continues over the Port Reading Secondary Track to Port Reading, then proceeds to the "Chemical Coast" through the Oak Island Terminal and cross the Upper Newark Bay to the National Docks Branch with clear views of New York skyline and Statue of Liberty.

We will then pass through the recently enlarged Bergen Tunnel and turn the train at Croxton and enter the Northern Branch, cross the Hack movable bridge and run the former PRR Passaic & Harsimus branch back to Newark.

Power for the train will be Juniata Terminal Company's restored PRR E8 locomotives 5711 & 5809 as well as business cars Pennsylvania 120 and Warrior Ridge.

The Morristown & Erie Railroad will also provide business cars from their fleet for this train. The trip is being operated by Amtrak & Conrail for the benefit of the association.

followed by:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase

Monday, July 22
7:00 am Technical Showcase and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Charge to Superintendents
9:00 am Technical Showcase and Break
9:30 am - Noon Presentations
Noon 117th Annual Luncheon and Lantern Awards Presentation

(Visit this link to learn more about the Lantern Awards -- nominations due June 1, 2013!)

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Presentations
2:30 Technical Showcase and Break
2:50 - 4:30 Presentations
6:00 pm 117th Annual Meeting Dinner

Spouse Tour
New York City Tour featuring harbor tour with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and also stops at the World Trade Center Memorial, Grant's Tomb, lunch at Little Italy and more...
Tuesday, July 23
7:00 am Technical Showcase and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:30 am Presentations
10:30 - 11:00 am Business Session
11:00 am Adjourn
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