• CR on the Southern Secondary

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by CR2721
 
I've always thought that if they were to do a passenger type operation on the Southern that it should be single tracked like the Pascack Valley or the Atlantic City line and have passing sightings along the way at strategic points. At least just to start. But I also agree that mixing 2 different companies on one line is very problematic in New Jersey. In my opinion, I don't think it'll realistically ever happen this happened because of that reason, which is sad.
  by Bracdude181
 
@CR2721 Indeed. The Southern Secondary has huge potential for both freight and passenger rail. Mainly freight, but there is intercity/commuter rail possibilities on top of that. I’m not %100 certain about the demand for passenger rail down here though. Lakewood wants it and Toms River kind of wants it, but not sure about Lakehurst, Farmingdale, and a few other places.

NJT and their views on freight are part of the reason why the MOM project has been in limbo for such a long time. They don’t want to deal with any freight at all if possible. Should they ever do MOM expect a mass exodus of freight trains down here.

There are alternatives to this issue but they have some downsides. Sure they could improve the bus service on Route 9 but only so much, and unless they invest in a well designed BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system those buses will still encounter traffic regardless. I’ve had some ideas about a Tom’s River to South Amboy light rail system, but there’s no way they’d get past the NIMBYs on that.
  by Hear my train a coming
 
Did the train return yet, or still parked at Lakewood?
  by Bracdude181
 
@Hear my train a comin I haven’t heard anything on it so far. It should still be parked at Woodhaven if it never left.
  by Hear my train a coming
 
Thanks, Bracdude!
  by Bracdude181
 
SA93 is currently working Woodhaven,
  by Bracdude181
 
Through Downtown Lakewood at 1:30 PM

Moving very quickly.
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Oak Glen Rd 1:45 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching the Tinton Ave bridge 3:03 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Patterson Ave 3:17 PM

They might stop here and wait for clearance onto NJT.
  by Bracdude181
 
Entering the North Jersey Coast Line at BANK interlocking 3:29 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
SA93 clear of the Coast Line and all switches Lined and Locked normal 4:22 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
SA93 is waiting at CP WILLIAM on the Amboy Secondary for OI-16 to pass.

OI-16 Northbound through Cheesequake Rd 5:17 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Turns out the last train was JR-02. Kinda odd.

SA93 should be here soon.
  by Bracdude181
 
SA93 Southbound at Cheesequake Rd 5:59 PM
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