A correction on the dirt train operations:
The dirt trains ran to a rehabilitated spur about 1.5 miles east of the Lincoln Park train station which lead to an area formerly occupied by a VOA (Voice of America) radio transmission site. I witnessed this operation on several occassions and was even questioned by the pre-9/11 police forces out to ensure pulic servitude.
The NYS&W bid on the dirt operation, part of the bid being the rehabilitation of most of the old Greenwood Lake branch between the pipe company in Pompton (end of active track back then) and the area of the abandoned brewery (I think it was a brewery) in Wayne. This bid was rejected as it would have involved a conveyor system which would have caused the destruction of a small number of homes.
You can see the site of the old branch / wetlands here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... iwloc=addr
Just east of the bridge, the light area extending SSE to NNW.