Rail Trails

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Dcell
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Rail Trails

Post by Dcell » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:48 am

Another old ROW is being converted into a rail trail in North Jersey
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.northj ... 1628896001

airman00
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Re: Rail Trails

Post by airman00 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:15 pm

UGH!! Can we please try to SAVE railroads instead of these stupid dime a dozen rail trails?! New Jersey is the most UN-railroad friendly state in the nation! With sky-high RR taxes & too many trail friendly local town councils, we appear to be doing everything to make railroads into “the big bad railroad” and get rid of them. When is this gonna stop?? :(

ExCon90
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Re: Rail Trails

Post by ExCon90 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm

It's hard to see what rail traffic would be available for that particular right-of-way. There seems always to be a tendency to approach these situations from the wrong end: not "what can this line be used for," but "what freight is there in the area and what kind of transportation does it need?"

airman00
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Re: Rail Trails

Post by airman00 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:18 pm

New Jersey is also not very business friendly either. Anytime a business even THINKS about coming here and wanting rail service, the nimby’s come out in force to kill the deal. Plus with CSX/NS not exactly “branch line friendly” and charging exorbitantly inflated rates for even just one boxcar, it’s no wonder rail lines are disappearing like quicksand. And tourist/museum line? The insurance is enough to choke a horse, so forget that idea. The bottom line... NJ hates trains period.

Dcell
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Re: Rail Trails

Post by Dcell » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:38 am

Didn’t someone petition to restore rail service on this embankment?
https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/fulop ... -rest.html

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