• Speculation on the future of Southern & Freehold Secondaries - C&D/D&D

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

Moderator: David

  by Ken W2KB
R&DB wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:12 pm CR7876, I didn't know the target date was Jan 1 2022. I infer from that statement the operation change--over will occur then and it has nothing to do with the construction.
Perhaps they are related. Theoretically, the STB could deny the change over and thus C&D would lose its investment to date in the construction were the construction to have commenced, so would not want to commence activity, other than perhaps planning & design and seeking contractor bids, until that approval. Speculation in the speculation thread. :wink:
  by CR7876
Just being reasonable, some sort of change over date would probably be either the 1st of the month, 1st of a quarter or first of the year. I doubt it would be just a random day, but it could be. I doubt anyone here would miss it and be totally surprised.

Its looking like C&D wanted the grant money in place for when the change over takes place. They know how long its going to take to rebuild the Freehold. They also know how interchange is going to probably work on the two sides and its not ideal to them. I don't think they thought it would take this long, but it has. C&D can't put out bids or work on something that isn't theirs (yet). Conrail doesn't seem willing to do any work for something that won't benefit them (...it would). We're all left here talking about something only a handful of people really, really know what's going on. I only kind of sorta know what is going on, and can read between the lines. I've probably already said too much.