Don't forget the northern half of the "Southern Secondary" is still in use, for a usually once, sometimes twice weekly freight. The line is in use from Red Bank down to Lakehurst.
From Lakehurst to Farmingdale is to be the route of the Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex NJT line (when built) and the line east of Farmingdale to Red Bank is oen of the routes under study, as well as the former Freehold Branch, from Freehold to Matawan. However, the favored line is the former PRR Freehold Secondary, from Farmingdale to Jamesburg, then the Amboy Sec from Jamesburg to Midway on the NEC.
The Seashore Branch is intact for about 1/8th of a mile, west of the connection with the Coast Line in Matawan. Not used often, but can be, for NJT electric trains (its wired), there are two tracks there which end right before the single track parkway bridge
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