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The CSX River Subdivision

North Bergen NJ (1 of 3)

Added 12/2009 Copyright 2009 Lewis Bogaty

Today, North Bergen is the southern end of the CSX River Subdivision. Vantage Points in North Bergen are at 69th Street and 83rd Street.

Getting there: To reach the River Sub tracks at both 69th Street and 83rd Street, follow Tonnelle Avenue/ U.S. Routes 1 & 9 and turn west to the tracks.


69th Street -- The North Bergen Yard


Above: The entrance to the North Bergen Yard. October 27, 2008.

Below: A wide view of the yard, looking southeast from 69th Street. October 11, 2004.

Below: Looking south on October 27, 2008.


The North Bergen Yard, the south end of the River Sub, can be viewed from 69th Street, which cuts through it from east to west.

Above: Two light engines cross 69th Street, viewed from the east on October 27, 2008.

The Yard marks the demarcation of CSX's Albany Division (of which the River Sub is a subdivision) and the Baltimore Division.

Above & Below: Looking south into the yard from 69th Street on October 27, 2008.

Below: A closer look at the hand-written commentary on the sign.


From 69th Street, CP 3 is visible to the north. CP 1 and 2 are in the yard south of 69th Street and are inaccessible.

Above & Below: Looking north at CP 3 from 69th Street. October 27, 2008.


The view of the North Bergen Yard will be changing dramatically!

Plans call for 69th Street to be closed to traffic, with an overpass to be built over the yard there. Last chance for photos of "the way it was." As of the end of the year 2009, nothing has yet changed.

Below is a series of five photos showing 69th Street at grade. The first photo, of Q409 entering the yard, is seen from the west on December 2, 2008; the last four, of action on the westernmost track, are seen from the east on October 27, 2008.




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