Initial note: please advise if this is the sixth street embankment and I'll merge the threads. However, it doesn't appear to be.
Rail Removal along 'Highline' Remains a Mystery
Norfolk Southern Corp. railroad officials said they will be looking into rail lines that have been cut out and taken along its property on what is now an unofficial walking trail that runs adjacent to Erie Avenue from the Passaic River underneath the Maple Street bridge.
The rails, that once carried trains to Passaic through Rutherford and East Rutherford to Jersey City are no longer in use and are dead lines. East Rutherford and Rutherford officials for years have thought the rails and the path could be made into a rails-to-trails park, but little movement was made. Last year one Rutherfordian took it upon himself to clear the path along the rails using only a machete, saw and trash bags to clear and clean up the area and created at 2.5 mile walking path that hundreds of residents now use and call the "Highline of Rutherford." Rutherford and East Rutherford officials were expected to revive a rails-to-trails committee.
Next stop, Willoughby
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