CR on the Southern Secondary

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by bigblue5277 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 pm

Here’s train going through the asphalt plant.
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/706973/

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by R&DB » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:54 am

bigblue5277 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Here’s train going through the asphalt plant.
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/706973/
And Stavola, with all that bulk material, does not utilize rail service?
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by RailsEast » Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:54 pm

A CNJ track map from the mid-50s shows a siding at that point on the line, but my 3 trips back there over the past 10 years through the old cemetery showed no remains of a siding. I delivered sand & stone into the plant in the mid-80s and never saw any rail cars there.
Their sand comes from Ocean county, so it's cheaper to short-haul it via truck and, if I remember correctly, back then the stone came from Trap Rock in Kingston or Titusville along the Delaware River. Both of the Trap Rock quarries had rail service as late as the 1960s, but that all went away with the railroads losing money on seldom used branch lines and the technology that allowed newer trucks to carry more payload and the state laws allowing those larger vehicles to roam the highways and byways.
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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by CharlieL » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:44 pm

With all the building going on in Lakewood and points south (thank you Woodhaven for keeping the southern secondary alive) you would think NJT would have some interest in looking into providing some passenger service on the southern. Doodlebugs Lakewood (or Toms River) to Red Bank or beyond?

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Re: CR on the Southern Secondary

Post by Coast Line Railfan » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:11 pm

CharlieL wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:44 pm
With all the building going on in Lakewood and points south (thank you Woodhaven for keeping the southern secondary alive) you would think NJT would have some interest in looking into providing some passenger service on the southern. Doodlebugs Lakewood (or Toms River) to Red Bank or beyond?
It is possible as part of the MOM project.
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