• The Freehold Secondary Mystery

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

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  by R&DB
 
How many cars does Builders General get per week / month? I know they truck from Freehold to their Little Silver and Toms River locations, both of which are adjacent to rail. Just wondering how much they move from rail to truck and move to the other locations.
  by Bracdude181
 
@R&DB the railcars typically used by builders general hold 3 to 4 truck loads of lumber. Not sure how much they move to Little Silver or Toms River.

Last I heard they usually bring 2 or more cars to Builders General in Freehold per trip but I could be wrong. Haven’t chased the train to Freehold in a while.
  by CR7876
 
R&DB wrote:How many cars does Builders General get per week / month? I know they truck from Freehold to their Little Silver and Toms River locations, both of which are adjacent to rail. Just wondering how much they move from rail to truck and move to the other locations.
They got cars at their Cranford location until they closed that site in 2010ish. Builders probably averages 3-5 cars a week. There is enough room for 3 boxes and 3 flats at a time. Only Builders knows how much lumber they move internally.
  by R&DB
 
My question is whether they would prefer to get deliveries to Toms River again? That could take some truck traffic off Route 9. And be less polluting and save on payroll and fuel for Builders.
If Conrail re-opened the Freehold to Farmingdale link and put a wye in at Farmingdale, the Thursday SA-31 run on the Southern Secondary could be combined with the Freehold runs.
  by GSC
 
At one time a few years back, BG in Freehold had a couple old box cars used for storage. I remember a Western Pacific car with its big WP logo. Don't know when they were removed. One of those things people don't seem to remember.
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 has two engines for the Freehold run today. I’ve been told this is an uncommon occurrence so I’ll post that here.
  by NY&LB
 
Very Unusual

Movie quote:
Vinny: Does that freight train come through here at 5:00 A.M. every morning?
Hotel Clerk: No, sir, it's very unusual.
Vinny: [the next day, after Vinny was awakened by the train] Yesterday you told me that freight train hardly ever comes through here at 5:00 A.M. in the morning.
Hotel Clerk: I know. She's supposed to come through at ten after 4:00.
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