It is pretty wild to me that we're on the cusp of CR no longer servicing this line, after it served it for the better part of 50 years.
A couple of questions:
1. How does one go about "chasing" the train? I've never done it before, despite living near to the tracks for the better part of 10 years, and being able to (legally) drive for the better part of 5 of those ten years. I've only really chased it from Squankum Road to Asbury Rd (or vice versa), and never any further. Tomorrow, I might consider trying to chase it from Red Bank to Lakewood (or at least Farmingdale to Lakewood), as it'll be the last time I can chase CR anywhere close to where I live.
2. Going off of 1, what crossings does the Southern cross that I should be aware of? And how long does the train take between each crossing?
3. Going off of 1 and 2, what time should CR be running on the Southern tomorrow?
As we start to see CR wrap up, I've been looking through some of the older posts here. It's pretty wild to me that this thread has been around for damn near 20 years, and it's even wilder to me that there were apparently 4 or 5 Southern Secondary threads before this one! That means some had to be going back to the 90s even. Does anyone have any links for those, if there are any left?
Also, who was OCTrainGuy? I know some people have linked to his site in the past, but it seems like his site https://octrainguy.com/
is having issues, as going to it seems to take you to an advertisement for gambling in a different country.