GSC wrote:For question #4: The CNJ Toms River station was on the old Route 9 (now Rt 166) on the south side of the river bridge. Have to check a map, but the station you are referring to might be the Germania station.Was ther any pictures of that "station"? I used to work at a buisiness on that road and always wondered about thias!
GSC wrote:The Ciba site would be good for a museum, and something I've said for years...the start of MOM service. A nice yard, space for parking, good handy location (you folks from this area know what a disaster the Rt 37 / GSP interchange can be, especially at rush hours and summer weekends).I'mon the same page with you about MOM and Ciba.......afterb\ they destroyed the site
I've never seen a photo of the Germania station, or even if it was an actual structure.
R36 Combine Coach wrote:Toms River already has a park/ride already at the bus terminal downtown by Interchange 81. Ironically the bus terminal is located on the old ROW.Move the bus terminal to the new NJT "Transportation Village" at Ciba, and you could take either way to work. I'd prefer the train to a bus that gets stuck in GSP traffic any day. Sell the current bus terminal to any of a number of drooling developers.
JimBoylan wrote:There were supposed to be about 12 Hi-cube boxcars of powdered clay in large sacks to Ciba-Geigy in May, 2010. Because of missing switches and other track problems, about half of the traffic was trucked all the way from the mine in Wyoming. The other 6 box car loads were diverted to Fairless, Pa., on Tyburn RR to be unloaded, and the product trucked from there to Ciba-Geigy.If those cars were Plate F cars, they never could have gotten to the TRIT, as there are low clearances between Wood and Essay on the North Jersey Coast Line (the route used by the Oak Island - Browns Yard transfer job).