Thank you bracdude181. When I see my friend on Wednesday or Thursday I will ask him for more information. I will see why he has to say while we hang some sheetrock.
FrontFrank wrote: ↑Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:07 pm You could be right about the Osmose rather then Ozmosis. Regardless, we stopped to ask if the train was coming. My friend was asking them other railroad related questions. They mentioned that there is a new operator taking over then got very defensive with why all the questions and maybe we should call the cops and that we are trespassing. We were standing on the side of the road. My friend thinks the way they quickly closed that silver cabinet that they may have been up to something they shouldn't be. Whatever the case, they seemed very unprofessional.Decent chance they could have been impersonating contractors, or even been off-duty contractors looking for an extra pay-day. Since the line is about to be transferred to someone else, I wouldn't be shocked if these guys realized they had a good opportunity, during the chaos of the transfer, to make a few grand stealing some scrap. Most of the equipment on this line doesn't even work/is a remainder from the days when signals were needed and are now not needed, so they figure what's the big deal taking some stuff when it will end up being scrapped/replaced anyway by the new operator.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:15 am @JohnFromJersey Something has to have happened for NJSL to put forward their proposal only for Conrail to give this area to C&D 5 years later. Maybe I’ll dig into this through other means.The SOUS has very infrequent traffic, and it's owned and operated by a single company. It's not like Oak Island where there is A LOT of traffic, and multiple companies operating out of there. I would not be shocked if the FRA didn't really care.
Also, I’ve noticed that the last four derailments and a few other incidents that happened prior on this line have not been included in FRA accident report data. Very strange considering all the other incidents I didn’t know about were on there. Lots of accidents in Oak Island…
and it's owned and operated by a single company.Owned by NJT, operated under agreement by Conrail Shared Assets Organisation, which is itself made up of Two class 1 railroads CSX Transportation and Norfork Southern. The new operator (DRRR) will essentially be a sub-contractor to CSAO.