Damn. That file says it all.
Shame, too. Didn't they just recently (less than ten years ago) redo the rails under the pavement on Monroe street?
I hope they salvage the equipment that's been rusting away in their "yard" before they rip all the tracks out, but I doubt it'll move by rail because the application specifically says they are "Not A Carrier". Hell I'd buy some of that and stick it in my own back yard, just to see it not go to the scrapper. Isn't there a Fairmont speeder in there?
edit: and who owns that stuff anyway? I seem to remember that the URHS had some of their equipment on that property, once upon a time.
I'm also hoping they'll keep the curved bridge over the Passaic River. Maybe they can put on a deck and fences/guardrails and repurpose it as a pedestrian bridge. They'll need it for access to the north end of Pulaski Park from Garfield anyway, there's no other way in there from the north.
I also noticed in the file that the property in question extends all the way up to Monroe Street, presumably where it interchanged with the long-gone NYSW branch that terminated there from the north (although you can still see a few crossings that haven't been paved over yet, but the bridge is long gone.) This right of way has long been encroached on north of Passaic Avenue past the abandoned school administration building. I wonder if the new owners are going to have some words with the owners of that property.
edit again: if it's going to be a park anyway, maybe they could leave the rails in place and have speeder rides... hey, a man can dream.