So far the track clearing has covered about 7600 ft of track in 6 days. The stretch between Fairfield and Yellowbrook rds is about 9600 ft, so maybe Yellowbrook rd end of next week?
CharlieL wrote: ↑Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:14 am Don't forget George, King of England rode these rails in 1939, from Jamesburg (off the Pennsy main line) thru Freehold, brief stop in Farmingdale, to Red Bank, on his tour of The US and Canada.Very interesting! And less than 3 months after that visit by the King, World War II began. Egads!
CharlieL wrote: ↑Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:17 am So far the track clearing has covered about 7600 ft of track in 6 days. The stretch between Fairfield and Yellowbrook rds is about 9600 ft, so maybe Yellowbrook rd end of next week?The crew is making good progress. They started at Okerson Rd last Wednesday and reached Fairfield Rd in 5 days of work . I agree with you that they'll be at Yellowbrook Rd by next week , if not sooner. The stretch from Yellowbrook Rd to 524 doesn't look too horribly overgrown, so maybe the Southern Div interchange in a couple of weeks ??
Forest3670 wrote: ↑Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:07 am A little better to readWow. A shame that PRR, the state of NJ, and Pine Creek didn't come to an agreement. That line, if it existed today, would be pretty important for public transit, given how much the area has exploded in growth since the 60's.
Matt Johnson wrote: ↑Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:23 pm I remember riding steam there as a kid back in the 80s! Ah the good 'ol days - glad they're still running, wonder if they'll ever run a steamer again though.So do I. I am 67 now I think I was about 10 or 11 years old which puts my only visit to Allaire Village and Pine Creek train ride in 1965 or 1966. I remember being slightly disappointed like the snotty spoiled kid I was at the end of the loop. "Is that all? just that circle?" I distinctly remember them telling me that they were going to expand and to come back for a longer ride. One part of the ride I remember was riding along another railroad track. That being the PRR track. My late dad loved all things historic, The Allair Villages, I was fascinated by the pig iron furnace chimney. That would have been great had they been able to expand the train ride but for that damned golf course.