A good-sized freight train led by CSX 4452 and NS 5628 is enroute to Woodhaven Lumber in Lakewood. The train is crossing the Navesink River into Red Bank where it will depart from the NJCL and en... (more)
Browns Yard Local - SA31 passes Flat Creek on the NJCL. Heading south to Red Bank where the freight train will enter onto the CR Southern Secondary. In recent years two customers have... (more)
Looking on with Admiration - Farmingdale is a magnet for Southern Secondary railfans. Every Thursday evening the crew makes an hour long stop here for dinner giving the fans ample time to... (more)
Approaching Hope Road - This week's local is hauling 5 centerbeans and 3 box cars for Woodhaven Lumber in Lakewood and one tank car (at rear) for Belray Lubricants in Howell.
Railfanning the Southern - Railfans abound on the Southern where one is seen filming the train as it crosses Hamilton Rd.
Navesink River Bridge - A long 17 car train heads into Red Bank where it will exit the NJCL and enter onto the Southern Secondary.
En Route to the Southern Secondary - The weekly Thursday Browns Yard local is seen running west on the eastbound track. Sometimes this train switches over to the westbound track at RARE ... (more)
Weekly train from Browns Yard to Lakewood. 5 lumber, and 1 boxcar will be delivered to Woodhaven Lumber in Lakewood, while the pair of gondolas will be dropped off at Brick Recycling in Wall Town... (more)
Downtown Freehold - One of Conrail Shared Assets Operations' more unique pieces of equipment is a switching platform. These units are used in reverse moves on local freights and don't off... (more)
SA31 rolls through Farmingdale
Metedeconk River Trestle - For much of the year the Southern Secondary local does not reach Lakewood until after dark. Now with long summer days on hand a shot of the train over the Metede... (more)
Passenger & Freight on the NJCL A passenger & freight train are both moving westbound on the NJCL with the freight train on the eastbound track 2. This weekly freight train enters onto Tra... (more)
Approaching the End of the Line - SA31 passes by an old Central Railroad of New Jersey phone shanty as they approach Halls Mill Road. A hopper full of sodium hydroxide perhaps is being de... (more)
Returning to Browns Yard - Running SHF the SA31 crew passes by Villa Borghese II, which has good pizza, as they cross Brookside Place at track speed (25 mph). The train is returning earl... (more)
Freight Train along the Raritan Bay - The Thursday freight train from Browns Yard to Lakewood has been running as consistently as any scheduled passenger train. For months the train has ... (more)