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

Moderator: David

  by AceMacSD
Bracdude181 wrote: Sat Apr 15, 2023 7:09 pm RP-1 runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Rockport to Phillipsburg and back for the NS exchange, working customers along the way.

RP-2 does literally everything else now. The run down NJT to Lake Junction, the branch lines out of Lake Junction, the Rockaway Branch, and Totowa. This train runs Tuesday and Thursday but it seems whatever they is at complete random. No clue when they do Totowa anymore…
Runs as needed.
  by AceMacSD
NJT's looking to extend their trackage to the Division Post.
  by JohnFromJersey
What's the point of NJT getting this trackage? Are they looking to extend service or something?
  by pdtrains
Re: NJT acquisition of WASS...

Does NJT already own Dover to Hackettstown?

Is this acquisition ..
Dover to Hackettstown, or Hackettstown to Pburg?
  by Bracdude181
Yeah I’m a bit confused myself. The map CR7876 posted seems to suggest the line being acquired is Netcong to Hackettstown??? I thought that was already NJT owned? Plus the filing itself says NJT will not be running any sort of revenue trains on the line to be acquired.

Highly unusual. When I first saw it on the STB website I was like “is this how NJT intends to get to Allentown?” LOL
  by CR7876
I didn't think I needed to spell this out, but I forgot who I was dealing with.

While the entire Washington Secondary Track runs westward to Phillipsburg, New Jersey MP 80.0, the portion currently
used by NJ TRANSIT only extends from M.P. 48.1 to M.P. 58.0. NJ TRANSIT is not purchasing the portion of the
Washington Secondary Track from M.P. 57.25 to M.P. 58.0. NSR will continue to own this remaining .75 mile
segment of track.

Starting in 1994 when service was extended to Hackettstown, NJT LEASED the WASS from 48.1 to 58 from Conrail. Now NJT seeks to purchase from 48.1 to 57.25, and give up its lease from 57.25 to 58.0.

This is nothing but legal paperwork, nothing operational changes.
  by AceMacSD
It's also permitting NJT to stack an additional train or two past Hackettstown station or Bill.
  by Bracdude181
Maybe they’ll fix up that siding there near the station to use as a parking spot?

While on the topic of this area, what’s up with RP-2 towing the FRA inspection train through Hackettstown a few weeks ago?
  by AceMacSD
That siding belongs to the private industry, not the railroad. The FRA cars were inspecting the line from Phillipsburg to Dover. They'd came off an NS inspection from Sunbury to Phillipsburg with an Allentown crew. The cars were interchanged with D&D at Phillipsburg. Then handed off to NJT at Dover for inspection on their lines. One of the cars were handed off to go to Long Island RR where the car derailed before going back to NJT then handed off to CR Shared. They'll be back again.
  by R36 Combine Coach
Noticed BDRV caboose 385 on the Rockaway Branch behind Salem Street with two open hoppers. This is an odd spot, are the hoppers are a sign the scrap metal vendor here (CM Metals) is now having transload?
  by CR7876
C&M has been shipping out a few cars a month, guess these two are next.
  by Bracdude181
Are those DRRV gondolas? Where do they go when full?
  by CR7876
Bracdude181 wrote:Are those DRRV gondolas? Where do they go when full?
Yes, there is a pool of six of them. The scrap goes where ever C&M is selling.
  by Bracdude181
According to accuweather, a big storm is gonna hit the Washington area later. Big storm cell moving through the area today. Other part of it is hitting Flemington right now. Heard there’s a tornado on the ground there…
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