Interesting that this line, the entire Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural RR, was once so busy it was planned to double-track the entire line. A few passing sidings were built instead. This was the only way (then) to get from Philadelphia, Camden, and Trenton, to Long Branch, until the line from Camden through Whiting, Toms River, Seaside, then to Bay Head was opened in 1881 (Philadelphia & Long Branch RR). It was also used as an emergency route after the trestles over Barnegat Bay and Matawan burned within days of each other in 1946. NY&LB (both PRR and CNJ) trains ran from Red Bank to Sea Girt, then through Farmingdale and Freehold to Jamesburg and then to South Amboy. Trains from Matawan ran south to Freehold and then west on the F&JA to Jamesburg. No way to do such an operation today, with lines disconnected or abandoned.
They tell me to act my age. I don't know how to do that. I've never been this old before.