American-rails.com's facebook page has an interesting bird's eye view of Hoboken Terminal Island, as it were:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fb ... =1&theater
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lirr42 wrote:WNBC says NJ Transit service will remain suspended through Tuesday due to the storm. Nothing official yet.It's official now: http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet. ... HomePageTo
NJ TRANSIT Bus, Rail, Light Rail and Access Link services will remain suspended Tuesday, October 30, due to the significant impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Check back for updates. MORE INFORMATION
WelshPete wrote:NJTs rail operation complex at Cargnie (?) is fully surrounded by flood waters that came during the hight of the storm"I suppose "Cargnie" means Kearny? JS
TRENTON — NJ Transit officials said they can’t estimate when full service will return, even on a limited basis, after infrastructure across the state took a pounding from Hurricane Sandy, including several boats that collided with two drawbridges on the North Jersey Coast Line.NJ Transit bridges struck by boats, major damage from Sandy
“At this point, there is no reasonable estimate of when we can return to service, even in a limited capacity,” said John Durso Jr, NJ Transit spokesman.
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Among the worst damage to the rail system: two tugboats collided with the North Jersey Coast Line’s Raritan River drawbridge at approximately 4:15 a.m. this morning.
The extent of damage to the bridge is unknown and is being investigated, Durso said.
Three boats and two cargo containers collided with the North Jersey Coast Line’s Morgan drawbridge over the Cheesequake Creek at approximately 4:40 a.m. this morning and left two boats resting atop the bridge. The extent of damage is unknown.
At one point, storm-driven waters washed over the decks of both bridges, which are 20 feet from the water’s surface under normal conditions, Durso said.
Other damage includes storm washouts along the North Jersey Coast Line, as well as at Kearny Junction, a critical link where MidTOWN Direct service joins the Northeast Corridor line to New York City.
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Olton Hall wrote:Wow, thanks for posting those app photos and article. That will take some time to repair.Based on the rate of progress in rebuilding the Lackawanna Cutoff, restoring these rail lines could take 50 years or more!
Matt Johnson wrote:So they can become dedicated 220 mph HSR lines?Olton Hall wrote:Wow, thanks for posting those app photos and article. That will take some time to repair.Based on the rate of progress in rebuilding the Lackawanna Cutoff, restoring these rail lines could take 50 years or more!