Who cares about the Delco.
I've been here since Railroad.Net 1.0
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 26, 2023 2:34 pm @Railcar1 South Jerseys maintenance is way better. My aforementioned joke was more of a jab at how some areas of North Jersey are kinda left to rot. coughdelcoITcoughUnderstood. Are the majority of branch lines up north seeing less than 5 days a week service? I wonder if that’s a big factor. The lines down south are in pretty good shape overall but a lot of them see trains Monday thru Friday.
@AceMac You mentioned the ballast train was for the P&H. I heard that Conrail wants to add a second siding on the P&H near that one drawbridge they wanna replace. They putting that siding in soon?
JohnFromJersey wrote: ↑Mon Feb 27, 2023 3:32 pm At the end of the day, CRSAO is moreso a switching company that was created to prevent either CSX or NS from overtaking and having a monopoly on the entire NJ rail market. Since neither railroad has full control/ownership over the CRSAO, I'd imagine maintenance is done begrudgingly by two competitors forced to work with each other.Conrail has a MoW department with a budget. They have to plan their capital programs with the owner roads MoW gangs or private contractors.
Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 27, 2023 12:22 pm A lot of the branches up north are closer to Conrails yard and get serviced more frequently but even then some are left to fall apart. Like the one IT in Perth Amboy. They move hazardous materials on that line and the track is in horrendous condition. In some spots it’s worse than the Delco.I've operated over both the Delco and Perth Amboy. Never went on the ground. When you say it's horrendous, is that because we're not running at 50mph on it. I have been on far worse track than the Delco and Perth Amboy and still managed to stay on the rail.