Today's RB-1 return trip at Megill Rd
, sometime between 2 and 2:30, I forgot
Blackseal Jim wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 1:16 pm
Just drove past Okerson Rd crossing. Crew has moved the rails off to the side and are grading the road bed
That is crazy. I was not expecting them to begin starting track work this early, especially before the ROW clearing was done! For trackwork, will they put the ballast or the tracks down first? I know Brightline in Florida put the tracks down first, and then the ballast for a lot of their construction.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:22 pm
They might reach Gold Lumber by days end!
Speaking of Gold's Lumber, I wonder if an industrial customer will return to that site after the reconnection is done.
pumpers wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:36 pm
Once they clear Southard Ave. what will be interesting is if they not only curve left to clear the existing track to connect compass northbound on the Southern, but if they also go straight and clear past the JCP&L yard to make a compass southbound connection to the Southern. Monday perhaps.
They will definitely clear straight to JCP&L in addition to the northbound curve of the (future) wye.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 5:25 pm
Almost the whole Freehold Team Track has been removed. All that’s left is the crossing and the tracks on the other side. Some of the brush has been cleaned on the other side, presumably to allow EH Allen to unload his next shipment.
Don’t know if they’ll rebuild the removed tracks.
Didn't a Facebook post say they are rebuilding it?
Speaking of shipments, I was at Jamesburg today, at Recoil. Recoil is down the street from the Jamesburg wye. I saw not one, but THREE tanker cars there, who gets those and why so many? IIRC, tanker cars rarely ran on the FIT.
I also saw 1888 parked on the wye, but no sign of 2005. Where did it go?
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:34 pm
Forgot to mention there’s an article in the Howell Times about Farmingdale to Freehold being reopened. I have the newspaper but can’t show it due to my ongoing technical issues.
Here's the Howell Times article
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:00 pm
This also assuming any ballast will be delivered by rail.
When I spoke with the guys at Adelphia Road, (they’re the same crew who put ties in the southern) they mentioned Faemingdale to Freehold might have the sub ballast replaced. (Provided there’s any left)
They probably won't deliver any ballast by rail. It would probably make the ordeal easier, but if the ballast is coming locally, and they want to get it done before the crossings are done, they will have to do it by truck most likely.
Also, what is sub ballast??