On the Salem line? Yeah. Especially when compared to how it was until 2014. I’ve heard the Pleasantville line isn’t doing so good either…
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Wed May 18, 2022 6:02 pm Okay, found out that they go to Woodstown around once a month or so, but everything else just gets transloaded at Woodbury now.Nah. They haven't been to Woodstown this year. A couple of grain cars came in about a month ago and they were handled at Woodbury.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Thu May 19, 2022 5:38 pm Well whoever told me that is wrong then.Tax write-offs and preventing their competitors from getting access to the line, which is pretty long. I'd also imagine giving the state puppy eyes every so often about how they need money to rehab the line so they can service the port gets them some money too.
So basically they are leasing this line and not using it? What’s the point of having this line if all they are gonna do is transload everything in Woodbury?
Dcell wrote: ↑Fri May 20, 2022 11:10 am The last few posts really paint a bleak picture, of the railroad and Salem County's economy in general. I don't think Phil Murphy's windmill pipe dream at Port Salem is going to pan out.Not windmills, they are wind turbines. And not a pipe dream whatsoever. The project is moving ahead at a fast pace as stated in this recent PSEG press release:
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Tue May 24, 2022 4:13 pm Here it is. It’s actually for the Woodstown to Salem portion, but there’s no active customers on that section…Book reservations here: https://www.revrail.com/railbiking-ride ... ntral-run/
https://www.salemcountynj.gov/wp-conten ... 20-min.pdf
CR7876 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:48 pm As it stands now, SRNJ still leases Woodbury to Swedesboro from Conrail. I don't remember how long that lease was for, but it was to make the entire line one operator. So, yes, SRNJ would have to deliver any traffic to SMS.I wouldn't be shocked if CR tries to boot them off of the lease and give it to SMS. Does anyone know anything about SMS, and if they are good?