by Eric Kreszl
I don't know much about the Earle RR. When I went to Rugby School in Wall TWP. there was a student who Actually lived in the Earle navy Base. I was able to see the public works site on the base. Where the locomotives are kept and serviced, and stored,etc. From what I saw They had 3 locomotives sitting in the shops on was a 44 Tonner switcher. The other 2 were probably the GM/Baldwin switchers. On the Monmouth County Maps they do not show all of the Earle Railroad but they do show the roadway passing over NJ RT 34. There are railroad tracks on that overpass. The railroad is larger than we think. According to the Images of America book on Coltsneck NJ. The railroad has 5 locomotives and 330 pieces of rolling stock. According to the kid who lived in the base he said that 90% of the railroad activity is within the base itself and not on the main line to the pier in the Atlantic Highlands. There are trains that do go from the base to the pier but probably for obvious reason they run at night or in the early morning hours.
Last edited by Eric Kreszl on Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.