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  • 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 airman00
 
UGH!! Can we please try to SAVE railroads instead of these stupid dime a dozen rail trails?! New Jersey is the most UN-railroad friendly state in the nation! With sky-high RR taxes & too many trail friendly local town councils, we appear to be doing everything to make railroads into “the big bad railroad” and get rid of them. When is this gonna stop?? :(
  by ExCon90
 
It's hard to see what rail traffic would be available for that particular right-of-way. There seems always to be a tendency to approach these situations from the wrong end: not "what can this line be used for," but "what freight is there in the area and what kind of transportation does it need?"
  by airman00
 
New Jersey is also not very business friendly either. Anytime a business even THINKS about coming here and wanting rail service, the nimby’s come out in force to kill the deal. Plus with CSX/NS not exactly “branch line friendly” and charging exorbitantly inflated rates for even just one boxcar, it’s no wonder rail lines are disappearing like quicksand. And tourist/museum line? The insurance is enough to choke a horse, so forget that idea. The bottom line... NJ hates trains period.