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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

Moderator: David

  by JohnFromJersey
 
R&DB wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 1:05 am The MDL joint base spur only extends a couple hundred yards into the base. It's miles from there to Ft. Dix and McGuire. The spur was last used hauling out radioactive waste from the old Bomarc missile accident site in the early 2000s.My personal opinion is Union Transportation should have been included in Conrail fpr use of the military in Ft Dix.
But in the NJT MOM plan the spur would be expanded into a small NJT yard to store trains overnight.
That was always a weird one, Union Transportation. Not too much about it on the internet, though I know they existed for a bit after they were excluded from Conrail, but not for long. Tracks were still there for a while too if I'm correct. I'd imagine if they preserved it via Conrail they would also preserve the Philadelphia and Long Branch RR portion from Camden up until where it crossed the SOUS at Whiting? Would also be nice for NJT, not only do you get MOM to NYC but a quick way to Philly for those same commuters; might as well connect the whole thing down to Winslow so you can throw AC (maybe even the airport too) in there.

There is also the way they could've come from Windsor from what is now the Hightstown Industrial Track, but I'm not sure if that switch is/was on the abandoned portion. Either way, in this hypothetical scenario there would be another South-North connection freight and/or passenger rail could use without using the NEC or Trenton Subdivision.

Doesn't matter now, Union Transportation's track, as well as most of the P&LB, is now a rail trail and that will never be converted back.
  by Tanker1497
 
R&DB wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 1:05 am The MDL joint base spur only extends a couple hundred yards into the base. It's miles from there to Ft. Dix and McGuire. The spur was last used hauling out radioactive waste from the old Bomarc missile accident site in the early 2000s.My personal opinion is Union Transportation should have been included in Conrail fpr use of the military in Ft Dix.
But in the NJT MOM plan the spur would be expanded into a small NJT yard to store trains overnight.
Pretty sure the last use was two NJT passenger cars were dropped off for FBI Tactics training for several months. This accured after the Bomarc clean up, the dates elude me.
  by R&DB
 
#1597146 by Tanker1497
Fri May 06, 2022 4:58 am
Tanker you're right, I had forgotten about the NJT cars.The date was probably around 2004-2005.
  by NJTMonmouthCoastline
 
R&DB wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 7:58 am
#1597146 by Tanker1497
Fri May 06, 2022 4:58 am
Tanker you're right, I had forgotten about the NJT cars.The date was probably around 2004-2005.
Those the Transit cars came down in Sept 2005 with NS 3021
  by NJTMonmouthCoastline
 
Cars in Red Bank Yard are still there.

Btw per a friend of mine that the engineer that usually does 31 will be back next week.
  by NJTMonmouthCoastline
 
CSX 4451 is back in Browns & 4405 went back to Oak Island. 6242 is still at browns
  by Bracdude181
 
Permission to open up 3:05 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Lined and Locked normal 3:20 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Clear of bank interlocking on the Southern Secondary 4:50 Pm.

The cars are still in Red Bank Yard.
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Maxim Rd 5:11 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
CSX 4451 and 10 cars today. At least 9 for Woodhaven, the car at the back looks like a Marjam car…
  by CharlieL
 
Bank to Maxim Rd in 20 minutes? Flying low?
  by Bracdude181
 
@CharlieL Yea, unusually fast for this engineer.
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Downtown Farmingdale 7:37 PM
  by Bracdude181
 
Approaching Oak Glen RD 8:11 PM
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