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  by Bracdude181
South through Farmingdale 10:05

They dropped off 5 for Freehold

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  by Bracdude181
South at DCS LAKEWOOD 10:53 AM

Many of the crossings in town are now only tripping when the train is on top of the road.

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  by Bracdude181
It's possible. I too have heard that the chalk stuff is by actual employees.

Some of my favorite"graffiti" I see now is a fat creature named Tubby. Usually with the words ALWAYS ON TOUR lol

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  by Bracdude181
Haven't had the time to post as I was busy. Yes they did run today to Woodhaven

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  by JohnFromJersey
FD-1 is working in Farmingdale right now. Sounds like they are switching cars around the wye.
AceMacSD wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 7:29 pm Surprised to see noone posted anythinh bout today's run on here. Guess this site's not the place to go anymore.
The Facebook group(s) seem to have far more posters in them, and it is far easier to share pictures, videos, and other media, on the Facebook groups than here.
  by Bracdude181
I prefer this website. Mainly cause Facebook tracks alot of information about its users and I'm not too fond of that.

Quick reminder that the Jamesburg Bridge is almost done to this week might be your last chance to see them run on the old route before they start running out of Jamesburg again.

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  by CharlieL
My guess is they will eventually get around to replacing the Wemrock rd. bridge, raising it 3 feet or so since the clearance is only 9'10", and widening the road a good 5 feet or so, raising the track on each side going back maybe 500 feet. A significant amount of work.
Red Bank - Farmingdale will need to be used during that time.
  by Bracdude181
If that's what they are gonna do then maybe. Is there any requirement that they would have to all that instead of just getting a new pre built bridge and putting it there?

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  by CharlieL
No sense in getting a new bridge unless they're going to raise it. Can't lower the road; it's already the lowest spot under the bridge. If they are putting in all that effort, might as well widen the road too, it's really tight, maybe 16-18 ft, especially because of the sharp turn directly adjacent.
Gotta go back a hundred feet for each foot height increase, that changes the grade by about 1%. Also the only reason for the park to get involved.
The existing bridge handled K4s which were 40-50 tons heavier than the current traction. It hasn't degraded all that much, doesn't need to be replaced from a rail traffic point of view. Just to keep from getting hit.
  by PennRail42
Bowne Av and Monmouth Ave in Freehold looks like they are to be replaced per a post on the FB group. Starting this week from what it shows.
  by Forest3670
From the front porch in Farmingdale.....TootToot i hear the train a coming down them tracks 9:19 am
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