Trackage Through Swedesboro

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von schlieffen
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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by von schlieffen » Thu May 23, 2019 7:45 pm

That building, and new rail spur, was meant to be this: https://www.nj.com/news/2019/03/company ... g-out.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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liftedjeep
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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by liftedjeep » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:09 pm

"A Celebration of the Salem Co Short Line" to take place June 13th:

https://www.salemcountynj.gov/a-celebra ... hort-line/

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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by pumpers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48 pm

liftedjeep wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:09 pm
"A Celebration of the Salem Co Short Line" to take place June 13th:

https://www.salemcountynj.gov/a-celebra ... hort-line/

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Funny, the article doesn't mention the operator of the line at all.

riffian
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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by riffian » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:13 pm

$3.5 million of the taxpayer's money to rebuild a line that has no shippers and has no prospects of developing any. But hey, people are going to flock to South Jersey to ride the tourist train on this line.

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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by Sir Ray » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:52 pm

riffian wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:13 pm
$3.5 million of the taxpayer's money to rebuild a line that has no shippers and has no prospects of developing any. But hey, people are going to flock to South Jersey to ride the tourist train on this line.
This is puzzling me a bit - have the tracks been rehabilitated such that they are usable to the port/industry (as the county claims), or are they unsuable as Empire Blended claims. If the tracks are indeed usable, is Empire just looking for an excuse to get out of contracts?

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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by WashingtonPark » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:07 pm

The track looks mighty bad in many areas. Whether that is just cosmetic work that needs to be done or a real problem with 10 MPH track on weed compromised ROW remains to be seen. But if I was looking to send 30 cars a week on that line, it's physical appearance would have me worried about how reliable the service would be.

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Re: Trackage Through Swedesboro

Post by von schlieffen » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Here in West Deptford and East Greenwich Twp, the weeds are 3 feet high currently. I haven't seen it this bad, ever.

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