Chris its not as far fetched as it sounds - its just that this seems to be the wrong area and with the wrong players to be doing it in and with.....the Southern and Freehold and even the Coast Line have tremendous potential, but to deal with NJT, CR (and in turn NS/CSX) as well as the Navy with regard to Earle and the whole military with Fort Dix/McGuire/whatever its called now - you think they are going to let a brand new start up operation handle their cars? With whatever may or may not be in them....hahha
Trust me, Ive thought about it, and even tried to figure a few things out.....why couldn't I be the next RJ Corman, or the next RailAmerica or whatever short line conglomerate you can think of....but its going to be a double up hill battle on those lines you want. Maybe joining an organization adn getting involved (I have one half done, its the being involved part that isnt' easy) is a way to make more contacts and can give you the experience and then maybe point you in a right direction. I have some friends that have done the exact same thing, but I know what you want to do, and YOU want to be the Black River in this example, not a part of it!!!
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