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and later leased to Providence & Worces- ter as No. 161, while the 7804 was built as D&H 4094 and later sent to P&W (but never repainted). In addition to the two pure RS3s pur-


chased from the LVRC, the West Jersey also acquired the trio of RS3ms that had operated on the West Jersey Short Line. These units were WJSL 91 (ex-Con- rail 9937, nee-Central Railroad of New Jersey 1548), WJSL 92 (ex-CR 9929, nee-Pennsylvania Railroad 8481) and WJSL 93 (ex-CR 9931, nee-CNJ 1549). Nicknamed “DeWitt Geeps,” the RS3ms were the result of a late-1970s program by Conrail to replace the Alco prime movers in their fleet of RS3s with EMD blocks salvaged from retired E-units. Two of these units, the 91 and 92, were


sold to private individuals who were af- filiated with the Seashore Line Histori- cal Society and were stored for a time in


TOP: For a number of years, the former West Jersey Short Line RS3ms were stored in Woodstown, N.J. for new owner Cape May Seashore Lines. On May 11, 1991, an Alco RS3 meet was staged in town when westbound West Jersey No. 7803 passed the CMSL stored equipment, which also included an old PRR cabin. The CMSL has yet to re-number the units, and they retain their West Jersey Short Line numbers of 92 and 93. ABOVE: Ex-Bangor & Aroostook EMD F3s, restored as Central Railroad of New Jersey units, were leased by Southern Railroad of New Jersey to help during a power crunch in 1996. The train is departing the Conrail interchange at Swedesboro, N.J., on June 26, 1996.


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