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  by NJT4149
 
Permission on Church at 3:16 PM. NS 5634 SHF with 8 Woodhavens and a tank
  by NJT4149
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:34 pm As per a friend, we can expect either NS 5269 or 5634 today. 4452 was supposed to come down but it derailed on the Amboy Secondary earlier today.

A side note, 5634 is facing south so it might come down long hood forward...
4452 did not derail this morning...
  by Bracdude181
 
@JerseyShoreRailProductions Really? Guess the info I had was wrong then.
  by Bracdude181
 
Looks like there might be plans for track work in farmingdale. Construction markings are on mainline and the switch that used to connect to the freehold industrial track. Two railroad crossings (Railroad Ave and Academy Street) spray painted as well. I can only assume this means one of three things.

1. The rumors I've been hearing about reconnecting the southern to the freehold industrial track are true and this is part of the work involved in doing that.

2. The switch and siding will be removed and the crossing directly after the switch will be paved over, and that the railroad crossing on Academy Street will be rebuilt.

3. Something entirely different that has almost nothing (if anything at all) to do with the southern.

Not sure about what y'all think, but personally I'm hoping for option 1 lol.
  by RailsEast
 
There are signs posted for the milling and repaving of Main St later next week, but not sure if they'll replace the crossing as well. No further info at this time...
  by CharlieL
 
Looks like option 2 as the rails north and west of railroad ave are also tagged. Was hoping for a spur over to yellowbrook rd. Probably related to the milling and paving work mentioned above.
  by Bracdude181
 
I did some research into what all those markings meant and found an answer. Turns out the orange paint is likely being used to mark the presence of electric cables for a conduit or electric circuit. So I guess whatever work they have planned might involve something being done to the crossing circuits there. Whether that's the case or not remains to be seen...
  by GSC
 
Any news on SA31? Need to get out of the house for a break, maybe chase a train.
  by RailsEast
 
Gary...through Shrewsbury right now at 4:30 in the pm, Eatontown at 4:40 then probably hit the Auction at about 5:15-5:30. Should be CSX 4452 with NS 5269 and 9 cars. Of course, all times subject to change after Eatontown.....
  by GSC
 
Great. Thanks for the info.
  by RailsEast
 
Quick turnaround this trip, northbound through Shrewsbury at 0130 hours...
  by GSC
 
Didn't make it to the auction to see it. Being cooped up with 4 grandkids makes "normal" things hard to do.

Hope all reading this are safe and healthy.
  by Bracdude181
 
Quick update on the construction markings in farmingdale. While taking a closer look at what was spray painted, I found a marking that said "EPFLEX 120" and it was sprayed exactly at the point where the rails meet the pavement.

I did some research as to what EPFLEX means and this came up as a search result...

https://www.poly-corp.com/Rail/Railseal
  by Bracdude181
 
@Matt Johnson Nice Shot! I caught him at Aberdeen-Matawan station that day. Not too many people film this train on the coast line.
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