I don't know for sure what Track 5 was used for before the Aldene Plan, but steam was seen in the station twice daily (except Sat., Sun. & Hol.) until the end of steam on the New York & Long Branch. There was one train a day (known as the Broker, although I'm not sure whether it was ever identified as such in the public timetables) from Bay Head to Exchange Place in the morning and back in the afternoon -- I believe it was the only train on the NY&LB up to that time that didn't have to change power at South Amboy or Rahway. After the end of steam on the NYLB it was pulled by sharknoses, at least for a while.