Thursday, February 16, 2012

New York & Greenwood Lake

I am starting a rail asset stock for North Jersey, and in  the course of my research discovered the current NJ Transit network is only about 2/3 of the area's potential commuter rail network.

An excellent example of this is the New York & Greenwood Lake line, built as in independent railroad linking New York City with a remnant glacial tarn in the Catskills. Eventually acquired by the Erie Railroad, it was an active commuter line until 1982, and part of it has been repurposed into the Montclair-Boonton Line. But part of the ROW is lost--at the bottom of a reservoir, in fact.

This is an excellent example of viable disused passenger rail in North Jersey.

1 comment:

  1. what a shame. i used to live in that area, and my sister still does. this commuter line would go a long way to ease traffic congestion in the area, especially on 80 and 287. with the addition of shuttle service, it would also be convenient for ibm employees at the sterling forest location.