Hello all, while I'm not in the loop on this and my info is second hand, it is from a good friend pretty high up in NJT. I have lived in the area my whole life, I hunted and rode my dirt bike in this area for decades. The old ROW (I believe this was CNJ) is very open and not over grown. If you google earth "Cummington Dr at Palmer Rd in Denville NJ"' you will see a large building across from this intersection on a big lot with an old helacoptor pad, lots of trucks. The old ROW is directly behind this Building. Follow it right to Rt 46. The cinder bed goes directly to and through the parking lot of Mc Willians Forge then straight approx 1/4 to the RT 46 Bridge. If the parking lot issue could be worked out (maybe pick up a customer) the ROW could tie into the now D&R with ease around Rt 46 and the concrete plant, the ROW's are less then 200 feet apart.
$$$ As I was told NJT has NO INTEREST AT ALL in putting in a switch at the location of the old CNJ interchange (which would make this easy, but it's their RR). They wanted the switch put in at East Dover Yard, just East of Salem St. I'm no expert, but here's my guess. Switch with wood, approx 2 miles to old CNJ from E Dover, that means 2 miles of 132RE plus 6200 ties, stone and OTM to get to the old interchange. Now add approx 1 mile more to the Rt46 connection to the now D&R and another switch. While you would not need a bridge and I don't believe there's a wet land issue there, your still looking at a solid 3 miles of serious money. Maybe 2-3 million ?? It very well """MAY""" be cheaper to upgrade the small X-buck only crossings in Dover.
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