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  by Bracdude181
 
SA93 going through tinton falls right now with a CSX engine and 4 cars for woodhaven.
  by RailsEast
 
CSX 4432 shf with 9 for Woodhaven, through Eatontown at 11:15 in the am.
  by Jersey Rail FIlmmakers
 
Just heard it go by and I knew it was 4432 just from the horn. Quite odd cause it’s Sunday, but is it going to Lakewood? Or back north?
  by RailsEast
 
Train is headed to Lakewood right now, another rare Sunday run for Woodhaven. With all the people from NYC flocking to Jersey, our building boom may last for years to come.

As she looked from above in Eatontown today.....
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5403954

Chris
  by Jersey Rail FIlmmakers
 
I think I hear something going north in Tinton Falls at 4:17pm. Definitely freight
  by Jersey Rail FIlmmakers
 
Yes, can definitely confirm that CSX 4432 is northbound on the SOUS at 4:20pm. Heard it crossing Shrewsbury Ave
  by RailsEast
 
CSX 4432 returned as SA-93 lite power back to Browns. I have no idea why this happened today, it's very unusual.....
  by Bracdude181
 
@RailsEast It turns out there was a sudden demand for lumber at Woodhaven so they brought a train down to keep the place stocked up.

Was very interesting to see the train head back as a light engine. A friend of mine says they haven't come back light since the derailment at Woodhaven several years ago.
  by OCtrainguy
 
The SA93 run was a pleasant surprise as it allowed me a chance to go and see/photo the train. With the SA31 arriving on the Southern late in the afternoon during the week, I don't get much of a chance to photo the train. (Understanding of course that the railroad doesn't run their trains on our schedule. :-) )

I was able to photo the train from Tinton Falls down to the runaround in Lakewood and up to Woodhaven. Watching the runaround process was neat to see, as that usually happens at night. Had a few other people there watching as well, seeing the process occur in daylight.

Driving through Lakewood for the first time in a while, there is still plenty of lots being cleared and housing being built.
  by Bracdude181
 
SA31 should be getting permission to open up at Church Running right now. Any word on what the power is? Was busy this morning and didn't have the chance to go and see what the train had today.
  by RailsEast
 
CSX 4406 shf with 8 for Woodhaven, approaching Maxwell Rd at 4:45 in the pm.
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Maxwell Road at 4:45 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
A contractor crew is in Lakehurst and is currently preparing to rebuild the crossing on Union Ave. According to the crew, the existing crossing equipment will be removed and replaced with new lights and gates. A circuit will also be placed on the Toms River Industrial Track lead incase either Conrail or NJ Seashore Lines decides to reactivate the line in the future.

The wiring for the crossing circuit is currently being installed and the new equipment will probably be installed in a few weeks...
  by JohnFromJersey
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:38 pm A contractor crew is in Lakehurst and is currently preparing to rebuild the crossing on Union Ave. According to the crew, the existing crossing equipment will be removed and replaced with new lights and gates. A circuit will also be placed on the Toms River Industrial Track lead incase either Conrail or NJ Seashore Lines decides to reactivate the line in the future.

The wiring for the crossing circuit is currently being installed and the new equipment will probably be installed in a few weeks...
For the last 3, almost 4, years I've been watching the rehabilitation of the Lakewood-Lakehurst line pretty diligently. Are we ever going to see trains come and go from there???
  by Bracdude181
 
@JohnFromJersey I've been waiting for trains to start rolling as well. Why it has taken so long is anyone's guess. The trains that will go through there are meant to bring construction sand to the new Hudson River tunnel once they start building it. They also wanted to take all the dump trucks off the roads in the Manchester area as part of this project I believe.

Our paitience will be rewarded. It might be a while but when the trains start running again it could be the beginning of a big turnaround for Conrail in Central NJ.
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