• Is the Middlebrook Industrial Track quarry history?

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

Moderator: David

  by Bracdude181
 
So it WASNT NJT that did the upgrades. Still though, that’s a lot of money in upgrades just for NJT to switch ballast suppliers…
  by CR7876
 
Bracdude181 wrote:The last recorded train on this line.

https://youtu.be/5yZo2i0QxfE

Question. Since MA-20 is apparently an NS symbol does that mean that mean the quarry is an NS Customer and not a Conrail customer?
Yes. During the split of Big Conrail, everything west of Brook Int on the RVL went to NS, East went to Conrail.
  by Bracdude181
 
Why is it not under Conrail? I can’t say a connection with CSX would save this line but for what It’s worth I wouldnt deal with NS if I had the choice.
  by CR7876
 
Bracdude181 wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:25 pm Why is it not under Conrail? I can’t say a connection with CSX would save this line but for what It’s worth I wouldnt deal with NS if I had the choice.
For what its worth back at Split, there was a ton of local work west of Bound Brook on the RVL. That work was historically done 3rd trick. The division of work made sense to give it to the NS. The yard was given to CSX, so its a CSX property. A 0700 CSX local worked the yard from 1998 to about 2007(?). Conrail originally had the MA1 at 0900 and the MA2 at 1300. The NS signed up at 2000 or 2100. After the CSX abolished their local, Conrail moved their two jobs to 0730. They still all share engines.
  by carajul
 
It's a shame Somerville Lumber is out of biz, they were a solid shipper on the branch dating back to the 1940s. Heck when the area was all woods they were there! I recall back in the 1970s all the buildings in the industrial park along the branch had spurs into them. Some even had those darth vader flashers. In the 1990s CR or NS tore out all the spurs.
  by Bracdude181
 
One thing I’ve noticed is that the Middlebrook IT isn’t on any of the NS maps I can access. Same goes for any of their freight activities on NJT with the exception of areas served by Conrail…
  by Bracdude181
 
Yeah that’s the map I can’t view. It tries to load for 30 seconds then fails. If it’s on there then that’s fine.