JohnFromJersey wrote: ↑Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:03 pm
Probably doesn't belong on this topic but since it's about the Clayton tracks, do we think the recent C&D grant could speed things up with the fabled sand trains?
Opening the line from Lakewood to Lakehurst is one of the items in the grant. Since it does not inclde the TRIT, I assume the target customer is Clayton. They probably also want the longer run-around North of Rte.70 (2500 ft.). The short run-around at Cross St. (800 ft) was built when the average train was 5-6 cars. Rember the Southern Secondary ends at Union Ave. and Clayton begins there.
All this hype! I wonder if NJSL and C&D will work together, as rumors mentioned here seem to think that C&D will take over the NJSL contract with Clayton. Would be weird to interchange with such a short length.
@JohnFromJersey I guess that’s possible but I’m not sure. Who really knows at this point.
I will say that some things need to be sorted out before either railroad exchanges with Conrail North Jersey. Oak Island is kinda imploding right now and the transfer to Browns has been all over the place in regards to when it actually shows up. Both railroads will need an efficient transfer.