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Sir Ray wrote:For some reason, the SI freight railroad stuff seems to end up in the NJ forum, such as this recent threadThat's because Staten Island is part of New Jersey.
SJohn13 wrote:I think we can expect a leap in industrial activity along the SI branch in the next 10 years (hopefully)Considering that there are trees growing in it, that's a pretty good bet!
If traffic did increase, do you think it would be necessary for CSAO to rehabilitate the line to Cranford Jct for easier routing South? I mean they did also rehabilitate the switch on the Jersey side of the AK Lift Bridge, just nothing farther. http://goo.gl/maps/aiBM4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'm pretty sure the whole trestle after that would have to be replaced.
dano23 wrote:Interesting is Vanbro at the foot of South Ave., added 4 tracks inside their property.You're correct, although Google satellite and most Bing views do NOT show the new 4 track yard, eventually I found an angle that did show it. In that view, one of the converyors is positioned over one of the tracks (southernmost), although not certain if it will be used for aggregate loading or in that configuration. Even better, in that view there looks like a elevated truck dump adjacent to that siding. The promo picture shows a flatcar with pipe, but, well, that's a promo picture.