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  by R&DB
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:44 pm
R&DB wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:04 pm
CharlieL wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:58 pm The way things are going, NJT should kick in some help to get Freehold-Farmingdale reconnected.
+Charlie, I'm pretty sure that was the reason for the grant.
Luckily the ROW is largely intact (minus track). This was part of the MOM proposal from 15+ years ago.
Charlie, this has been going on for more than 30 years. Should have been done decades ago.
EDIT : BTW most of the track is actually there, just burried.
  by GSC
 
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+Charlie, I'm pretty sure that was the reason for the grant. [/quote]
Luckily the ROW is largely intact (minus track). This was part of the MOM proposal from 15+ years ago.
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I just looked at Google maps. The only encroachment I see is an electrical substation by Howell Road. There used to be a truss manufacturer along the ROW that encroached a little, but the satellite view doesn't show them anymore. The sat views need to be updated. They still show corn fields along Fairfield Road. Went by there today, they are all McMansion fields now. They went up quick!
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 is back in browns as of 6:30 PM

I can’t say as to what will happen. Might go to Lakewood tonight or tomorrow.
  by Bracdude181
 
As per SA22 there will be no train on the Southern tonight and possibly not tomorrow either as SA31s engineer is off on that day.
  by CharlieL
 
Pretty sure the substation doesn't encroach, though it does butt up right against it.

@R36 Combine Coach, in case you haven't been following, NJ has approved a grant of 4+ mil to the Dover & Delaware RR to reconnect FIT and the southern, and perform some repairs and upgrades.
  by JohnFromJersey
 
I know this belongs in the MOM category, and I think someone has mentioned it before, but could part of this grant be an experiment for a possible MOM? It seems like this is a great way for NJT to outsource the track upgrades, and NJT and C&D seem to have a better relationship than NJT and CSAO/the Class I's
  by Bracdude181
 
@JohnFromJersey Perhaps, but for NJT to run their type of operation down here this area would need WAY more track work than what C&D is gonna do. Remember that the rail grant says the Southern Secondary will still be Class 1 track.

I think if we do get passenger rail around here, both the passenger and freight trains should be run by the same company, as it seems in NJ mixing passenger and freight rail from different companies causes nothing but problems. Maybe something along the lines of Brightline but with a service style more akin to commuter trains. (Brightline and Florida East Coast are both owned by the same investors group I believe) Maybe connect it with the Atlantic City Line and have a station at AC International Airport, have a sort of limited stop train between New York and Atlantic City.

Would be nice actually.
  by Bracdude181
 
Almost 3:20 and still nothing on the scanner about SA31. I’ve got a feeling they will come down tomorrow, but we will see.
  by Bracdude181
 
Permission on Church Running 3:42 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Permission to open up 3:54 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Lined and Locked normal 4:08 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Clear of BANK interlocking on the Southern Secondary 4:46 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Through Hope Rd 5:33 PM

CSX 4432 leading with CSX 6228 trailing.

11 for Woodhaven and one car for Extech.

Here’s hoping we have a smooth run.
  by Bracdude181
 
After a very very long time, SA31 is crawling towards Cross Street as of 9:53 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
No SA38 tonight. (Ugh)
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