Ken, I believe it was 5-8 or so judgments that have dropped to 0 dollars owed out of the 15-20 or so there were on there when I last checked two months ago.
The rail line in Howell Twp from Okerson Rd. near the Prestone plant to Farmingdale is being reactivated. All of the heavy growth along the ROW has been removed for the approx. five miles of the embargoed line. I was at the crossing with Fairfield Rd. today near the "From the Garden" honey store and there were heavy rail construction vehicles in either direction. One of the neighbors there said they were told by Howell PD the line would be 'active' 2-3 times a week, maybe more, with Woodhaven Lumber and 'sand' hoppers starting in the June 2023 timeframe, FWIW.Granted, this is from a random guy named Rob on a random train forum, but an interesting rumor nonetheless...
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:37 pm Agreed. Would be nice for those trains to finally start running, but I think if we were gonna see them by June they’d have started clearing from Lakewood down by now.Correct, and I'd assume they would want to take care of Farmingdale to Freehold before anything else.
That being said, Lakewood to Lakehurst could be opened relatively quickly since it’s in nowhere near as bad a shape as Farmingdale to Freehold.