At least as gentle as the existing leg. I'm not gonna get excited about the second leg until I see survey marks or brush cleared.
Forest3670 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:09 pm Progress up tp Southard Ave in Farmingdale. Pictures next to Freeway WarehouseThat trailer is awful close to the ROW. Looks like they were cautious with brush clearing by it. I wonder if that trailer is technically fouling the ROW.
CharlieL wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:06 pm That looks like an old CRR type booth. Never noticed it when I walked that. It was 7 or 8 years ago, though. Perhaps used back when the diamond was in use, to verify no conflict.So, they won't be using the remnants of the diamond approach tracks then?
That structure on railroad ave is part of the Manasquan River Regional Sewage Authority (MRRSA) There is room between that and JCPL property to swing a wye through, though the point it would join the Southern is pretty close to Marl Rd.
PS pretty sure CRR had trackage rights from their branch in Freehold to the southern.
CharlieL wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:12 pm At least as gentle as the existing leg. I'm not gonna get excited about the second leg until I see survey marks or brush cleared.I expect we will have answer on the wye brush clearing very soon, perhaps by the end of the week. Maybe even tomorrow, who knows, since that's the next course of action they have to take.
CharlieL wrote: ↑Mon Feb 06, 2023 7:59 pm They used that leg (approaching the diamond) to park on up until Golds went out of business. The switch was just pulled about a year ago (somewhere in the Southern secondary thread). They could put the switch back, for the wye, and go from there.I believe there was a picture of a locomotive parked on that leg, somewhere wayyyy back in the Southern Secondary thread. I thought it was on the switch leg, but I guess it was on the diamond approach
pumpers wrote: ↑Tue Feb 07, 2023 9:01 am When did passenger service switch to Doodlebugs? Or was it a mix of steam and doodlebugs in 1957 already?I believe both until around 1960, then just doodlebugs and freight. The Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America had a camp on Hurley Pond Road just east of the track and we would hear the freights at night from the camp. Two doodlebugs a day, both raound trip, one East , one West. Trenton - Red Bank via Manasquan and Jamesburg