Work on Valley Road crossing?

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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:43 pm

I rode by the Valley Road crossing and nothing is new whatsoever with the roadbed.

However, the industrial site between Valley Road and the LV main line is for sale. It used to be a an aggregates/concrete facility. I speculate that the realtor wanted the siding ripped up to offer a contiguous 12 acre industrial area.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:58 am

Apparently the cement-plant property that the track crosses was sold in September, according to www.naidb.com. The realtor's site is vague on details. Hopefully the property will stay industrial, or even attract a rail client.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby Traindad » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:10 pm

I've lived close to this crossing for almost 20 years, and until recently, there was perfectly good rail there set on heavily weathered ties.
Driving by last week I noticed everything had been pulled and I have no idea when. Taking it out is not all that easy or cheap so I
was kind of wondering why it was done and by who.
The crossing itself was paved over years ago. Maybe NS removed the last remnants so nobody would get any big ideas, this isn't the kind business they encourage.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby Traindad » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:13 pm

Forgot to mention that the former cement plant will be used for asphalt production, so it is
definately remaining industrial.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:32 am

Traindad thanks for the update. My uninformed theory was that the tracks bifurcated the industrial property and the new owner would not want the tracks in the way. but an asphalt plant could--possibly--want to ship tar in. However, given the short distance from the NJ refineries to Hillsborough, I am guessing inputs will be 100% trucked, and production 100% locally consumed.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby Traindad » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:29 am

I drive through there at least 5 times a week, if I see any changes I'll let you know.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:30 pm

A sign recently appeared at the industrial site "R.E. Pierson." They appear to be www.repierson.com, a south jersey construction contractor. I infer that they are expanding to north Jersey and appear to have many highway construction projects. Perhaps they could be a rail customer, taking deliveries of concrete and asphalt? Or they could be like their predecessor in a similar construction business, receiving all supplies locally via truck. Or, they could receive rail shipments a mile down the road at the huge transload facility on Route 206, and just truck it in for the last mile.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:04 pm

The new owner has demolished the old site. Nothing of note on the rail ROW yet.
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Re: Work on Valley Road crossing?

Postby ccutler » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:29 pm

the ROW has been filled in with dirt south of the crossing, and the rail and ties ripped up north of the crossing. That's it for this industrial siding.
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