JohnFromJersey wrote: ↑Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:08 pm
The NJSL line between Woodmansie and Lakehurst is in MUCH better shape than the entire rest of the Southern, yet it has not seen a train since it's essential rebuild. Very odd...
The problem is Lakewood to Lakehurst. Conrail was unwilling to reopen it. Now NJSL at the mercy of C&D.
The grant info for C&Ds repairs of the Southern Secondary say something like “The purpose of this grant is to reopen Farmingdale to Freehold and re-establish a connection with NJSL in Lakehurst.”
I hear they will start running as soon as the connection is reopened. If that’s true then it’s just a matter of when said connection will be made.
Hopefully sooner rather than later. I’m certainly not the only one waiting (rather impatiently I might add!!) to see trains go past Lakewood once again.