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

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  by Bracdude181
 
5 for Woodhaven and a tank today. Will be leaving Woodhaven soon.

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  by Bracdude181
 
Dropped off the tank at Brick Recycling 10 minutes ago. Didn't pick up the 4 empties in Farmingdale. 4 for Freehold on Thursday.

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  by Bracdude181
 
Train tied down in Farmingdale. Guess Thursday they go back to normal.

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  by JohnFromJersey
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:56 pm Also Hamilton Road is malfunctioning again.

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Always a pleasure to see Big Red having a rest in Farmingdale
  by RFRailFan
 
So I was thinking... BG/WH receive lots of product via the rails weekly. Anyone know where in the Country their lumber originates, how many exchanges takes place (what railroads), and how long it takes an average car to go from Point A to Point B... days, weeks, months? Thanks!
  by Bracdude181
 
Easiest way to find out is to look at the covers on the Lumber and look up the company names. Some of it comes from Columbia Falls, Montana and has to go over Marias Pass before being handed off to NS or CSX (Usually CSX) for the trip to North Jersey. Woodhaven I think sources their sheet rock somewhere down south since I've seen their cars on CSX manifests that come from Philly and Waycross Georgia.

Other Lumber sources appear to be out in Canada. Depends on who they buy from.

Side note, I'm being told the bridge is just about done.

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  by RFRailFan
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:27 am Easiest way to find out is to look at the covers on the Lumber and look up the company names. Some of it comes from Columbia Falls, Montana and has to go over Marias Pass before being handed off to NS or CSX (Usually CSX) for the trip to North Jersey. Woodhaven I think sources their sheet rock somewhere down south since I've seen their cars on CSX manifests that come from Philly and Waycross Georgia.

Other Lumber sources appear to be out in Canada. Depends on who they buy from.

Side note, I'm being told the bridge is just about done.

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That's great information...thanks! Between the miles, exchanges, etc., it probably takes a good 2-3 weeks on average from order to delivery?
  by Bracdude181
 
Ehhhh... Total transit time seems to vary but I can't imagine it takes more than a week maybe a week and a half to get to down here? The slowest part absolutely has to be the Oak Island to Jamesburg/Red Bank portion of the trip. Sometimes it takes 3 days just for that part!

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  by Bracdude181
 
Actually now you've got me thinking who's faster between Chicago and the NY Metro? NS or CSX? Especially considering the difference in their routes...

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  by RFRailFan
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:05 pm Actually now you've got me thinking who's faster between Chicago and the NY Metro? NS or CSX? Especially considering the difference in their routes...

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Yeah... direct through PA (NS) or update NY (CSX)
  by jdh823
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:05 pm Actually now you've got me thinking who's faster between Chicago and the NY Metro? NS or CSX? Especially considering the difference in their routes...
CSX requires less trains. Unsure of actual transit times but I would think CSX

-Theoretically M368 from BRC to Selkirk, then 433 down to OI
-NS the fastest would be 16G to Conway, 10K to Allentown, then 18G to OI
  by Bracdude181
 
Apparently the first train over the new bridge in Jamesburg just ran moments ago. Looks like for now they will start running out of Jamesburg again.

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