CharlieL wrote: ↑Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:55 pm
Nothing done so far on the FIT between end of track at Okerson rd and the connection to the southern. It's anybody's guess as to when it might start though I suspect the D&D would like to get on it rather quickly.
As an aside, I noticed the rails used between the switch in Freehold crossing Railroad Ave to the FIT appear to be heavier than those on the southern in that area. I did not actually look, just a perception I got while driving by.
I believe someone said here that Jersey's *new* fiscal year starts July 1, where D&D will probably get the money for this project. We're still in FY2020.
And yeah I'd expect the switch to be heavier than the rest of the Southern since they did switch work to it a year or two ago. I wonder if they are gonna try to make the entire SOUS heavier since most of it, especially around Farmingdale, is still lighter rail from the 30's. We will have to wait and see.
In addition, just a wild thought, I think that if Red Bank-Farmingdale gets seldom used after this project, and the Gateway Tunnels *actually* happen, I can see NJT starting a limited/starting form of the MOM line, with it terminating by the old asphalt plant on Asbury Rd in Farmingdale or terminating somewhere in Freehold.