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Exploring the Southern Division (Blue Comet)
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TOMSTV
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« Reply #280 on: Sep 26th, 2016, 8:54pm »
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I was down there last week, and I had a chance to talk with some of the workers at Whiting. They told me that the job is being shut down, I guess for now anyway.
 The tracks are not connected, they are cut at both Lakehurst, under the bridge, and 1/4 mile south of the Pasadena crossing. So as for the lights working, is not an issue for now.


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« Reply #281 on: Sep 29th, 2016, 2:45pm »
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« Reply #282 on: Oct 3rd, 2016, 12:10am »
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on Sep 29th, 2016, 2:45pm, TOMSTV wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
Hey Tom.  Would you give us or just me a little narration with this picture you have taken?  


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« Reply #283 on: Oct 3rd, 2016, 8:55am »
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I was down in Whiting, and I stopped by to talk to some of the railroad workers, and they told me that they were packing up , as the job had been shut down, at least for now. The picture is of the truck with their stuff packed up, and heading off to some other job up to north Jersey, so they tell me. The rails are still cut at Lakehurst under the bridge, and 1/4 mile south of Pasadena crossing, before the sand pits.

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« Reply #284 on: Oct 4th, 2016, 11:15pm »
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MOVIN ON  10-04-16


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« Reply #285 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 4:26pm »
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I enjoy seeing the pictures and getting the skinny on this stuff.  I am sure in the ensuing weeks or months more will be revealed to us.

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« Reply #286 on: Nov 7th, 2016, 9:37am »
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There was a hi-rail truck on the tracks south of Union Ave in Lakehurst last evening and a track gang there two weeks ago when we drove past.

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« Reply #287 on: Dec 15th, 2016, 1:57pm »
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I found this video on Youtube.  It's short and narratation by the poster.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaNuqeXG0qI


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« Reply #288 on: Dec 22nd, 2016, 11:56pm »
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Saw a crew south of Union ave. crossing,in Lakehurst NJ. dropping off some more ties


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« Reply #289 on: Feb 15th, 2017, 4:53pm »
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Still not connected at Lakehurst bridge NJ.


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« Reply #290 on: Feb 15th, 2017, 8:26pm »
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That bridge as well as the others between Union Avenue Lakehurst and north to Whitesville Road were redone over the past few years.

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« Reply #291 on: Feb 15th, 2017, 10:50pm »
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Seen a high rail dump truck south of Union ave., dropping off new ties.


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« Reply #292 on: Jul 5th, 2017, 6:12pm »
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They are rebuilding the bridge over the Union Branch (stream), but the odd thing is that they are doing it to the siding, not the main.  They have also installed a new crossover for the siding further south.  This was as of two weeks ago.

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« Reply #293 on: Jul 14th, 2017, 7:35pm »
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As of 12 July, several truckloads of ballast have been dumped by Union Ave., and the dump truck is further south, presumably in support of the work on the bridge/trestle.

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« Reply #294 on: Jul 27th, 2017, 12:58pm »
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I spoke to one of the contractors this AM, and he said the bridge will be finished in about two more weeks.  He was told that trains would start running the end of October (2017).
It still appears to me that there is a lot more work to be done from Lakehurst immediately south, plus all the brush has to be cleared north of there, in addition to what I have previously mentioned.  Here's hoping!


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« Reply #295 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 12:26pm »
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Thank you for the updates Andy.  It's nice to read that this project isn't derailed and will come to fruition.

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« Reply #296 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 2:53pm »
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"He was told that trains would start running the end of October (2017). "
 
I think could is the word he should have used.  Trains have to go somewhere and unless Clayton finds a customer needimng large amounts of sand (say the Gateway tunnels) there won't be any trains running on the line any time soon.


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« Reply #297 on: Aug 1st, 2017, 12:28pm »
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Most of the dozens of truckloads of sand that Hanson Aggregates sends out daily go toward fracking operations in PA.

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« Reply #298 on: Aug 23rd, 2017, 5:53pm »
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They were putting down ballast about a half mile south of Lakehurst last week.  I was up there today, but could not see any activity.  Until I see something substantial, I'm not going to post small changes.

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