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Map of NJ's Railroad Network

Postby planespotting » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Not sure if this has been posted before but below is the link to the current NJ state map of railroad networks. Interesting to see parts of the Conrail Shared Assets as islands between abandoned track. I wonder if they'll ever reconnect Cranbury and Robbinsville? Anyone else find anything interesting?

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/g ... lroads.pdf

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/gis/maps/railroads.pdf
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Re: Map of NJ's Railroad Network

Postby rr503 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:27 pm

Many mistakes on those maps...

Ex: the old Shore Fast line has been OOS for a loooooong time. The ex-LV Clinton branch was lifted in 1980. The old NYGL between the NYSW and Mountain View is not a through route -- just two segments. The Zinc Mine spur off the NYSW is long gone with the mine.

That's just a cursory glance by someone with mid-level knowledge -- I'm sure some of the other folks here will be able to find myriad more.

They're a good resource for general info, but for the more specific stuff, I'd use Google Maps. When Mapmaker was still a thing, a bunch of us worked long and hard to bring the NJ rail network as shown in line with reality, and IMO we did a mildly good job (yes I know there are still things not corrected, but they shut down the tool, so what to do...).
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