CharlieL wrote:As for the encroachments, it's not the railroad's problem if in fact there are problems with Stavola's access road. It's Stavola's. And it does not appear to me from looking at satellite images that the substation or it's adjacent power poles encroach on the ROW. Likewise, if they do encroach, it's not the railroad's problem.
Correct. It looks like the ROW stays to the North of the pole line.
As for NJT not allowing D&D access to NJCL or Red Bank yard, D&D could work around by taking over traffic from Brown's except for the Southern, refurb the FIT to Farmingdale and then take over the Southern, with CRSA servicing the Southern until the refurb is complete.
Conrail would not allow C&D access to the Amboy Sec, not NJT. The lines will be operated as two separate lines at first.
I suspect the problem is the current economic climate is such that the cost of the refurb makes the refurb no longer economically viable.
No. Not rehabbing the FIT makes the entire C&D plan no longer economically viable. NJT/NJDOT wins when freight is moved off the NJCL, C&D wins when they can operate both lines as one complete Railroad.