EuroStar wrote: ↑Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:58 am
The line will never be a DMU as that is not cost effective relative to just restoring it for heavy rail as long as the diesel lines to Spring Valley and Suffern continue to operate.
The political capital needed to reopen the line is not there. The only context in which it might happen is if service to Spring Valley was to be increased beyond what the yard there can handle. This however cannot happen without more double tracking in NJ, however such double tracking is dead for at least the next 20 years as NJ's ridership of the line is not growing fast enough to justify spending money on the double track while NJT is trying to find money for the light rail to Englewood.
Sorry, I don't Know how to multi-quote on here but I have so much to ask. Also apologies for the strong bump. What does DMU mean, in this context? Why would double tracking be needed? Also, regarding Piermont Branch, Wikipedia shows the following stops listed,
Where were the Dater's Crossing, Tallmans, Monsey, and Monsey Heights stations? I walked some of the ROW, maybe 20 Years ago, but haven't seen any evidence of any stations between Suffern and SV. Could someone help me out with those? Other than that wiki page, I find scant if any evidence of any of those stops. Also it's interesting how they spell Tallman as Tallmans. Thanks again for any insight into this.
I sure hope they have service again between Suffern and SV. Seems logistically silly to isolate 2 towns, about 5 miles apart, from the ease of being able to move trains from one line to another. Think, Panama Canal. To move any equipment or stock between Suffern and SV, requires a long ass trip, sort of like sailing around South America, instead of crossing Panama Canal. I mean the line goes east a few miles from Suffern anyway, about 3 miles. How much of a big deal would it be to open back the last 2 miles of the journey to SV?