Work wise, there’s hardly anything left to do on Seashore Line's end. All that needs to be done is the Union Ave crossing, some spot repairs, crossings added to some of the dirt roads in Woodmansie, and remove any fallen trees. Clayton needs to set up a hopper car loader or something of the sort but they will figure that out.
As for the car storage thing, NOPE. Not from Lakehurst to Woodmansie at least.
Remember that millions of dollars from Seashore Lines, Clayton, and the state have went into this line by now, and the track is now Class 2 quality. (25 MPH freight and 30 MPH passenger) If the whole purpose was for railcar storage then why didn’t they just do the bare minimum for trains to run on this track? It would’ve been MUCH cheaper for one thing.
Secondly, Clayton owns the track. I doubt they’d go through all this trouble to have someone operate the line solely to store cars on it. These sand trains have the opportunity to make them a lot of money, (if they play their cards right) and I’d imagine even if they got a fraction of whatever Seashore Lines would make storing the cars, it wouldn’t do much for them. Remember, they pay over 13k in taxes annually on this line and that’s a lot of money for just car storage.
Lastly, if the whole thing was for car storage then there’s absolutely not a chance in hell that Conrail North Jersey would open Lakewood to Lakehurst only to go down there and drop off/pick up cars as needed. They barely want to reopen it for the sand trains as it is.