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

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  by R&DB
#1602882 by JohnFromJersey
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:25 am
John, different towns and counties. I'm pretty sure the FIT crossings in Howell were paved over by Howell. The officials in Ocean County contacted the State about who had authority and it turned out to be the State. So the state did the work. As the TRIT is not abandoned is had to be repaired correctly.
  by GSC
I was driving a school bus when the FIT crossings were paved over. As long as rails were visible, and subject to possible use, we had to make a full stop at the crossings, which I'm sure you'll understand really went over well with other motorists. Some crossings still had crossbuck signs.

Once the rails were paved over, the crossings became "exempt" and we didn't have to stop anymore.

There might be other reasons, such as the terrible condition some of the crossings were in, but we saw it as making our jobs a little easier.
  by Bracdude181
School bus drivers were also complaining about the lack of said signage on CR 571 in Manchester, mainly because the tracks are still out of service. This was about two years ago when I was still going to OCVTS. Haven’t checked if DRRR put those signs up there. Their emergency info is up on all crossings south of Cross Street however, with the exception of the Clayton Sand portion.
  by Tanker1497
Not sure what happened to that team track located behind Social Security on St. Catherine's off the TRIT.
They are building something big and that switch still intact goes right under the security fence. Could not see if they cut the track and removed the paved area where unloading was done.
Anyone know last time a car was delivered there?
  by Bracdude181
Can’t say when the last car was delivered but I’d hazard a guess that it was in the 80s/90s.

The platform and about half of the siding has been removed. Not sure when that was done. I think that’s a childrens hospital being built there.
  by CharlieL
Did that connect to the one that serviced what is now ABC roofing supply?
  by R36 Combine Coach
The Toms River transload/team track platform was still there as of April 2021.
  by CharlieL
Yeah, I saw that. Just looked like a connection would have been a natural.
  by Tanker1497
Bracdude181 wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:13 pm No. ABC Supply is about 800 feet away and their siding is still intact and connected. Tanker is referring to this siding:

That's it the unloading area is then gone. But as of yesterday the switch and some rail still runs toward it.
This may be a switch that can be repurposed.
  by Bracdude181
But to what extent can it be reused? I can’t see that property being used for trains again now that the hospital is being built there. Maybe take the switch and rails for use elsewhere?
  by CharlieL
Well since D&RR has use of TRIT, they could reuse the switch to reconnect TRIT to the southern at Lakehurst, or any where else on the southern or FIT. Also the switch at ABC, since it's currently not being used.
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