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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by ClearAspect on Tue May 8 16:47:22 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Tue May 8 05:40:40 2012.

Wrong again Chris... thats twice. I know what work has to be involved and in redoing the trackbed for the railroad they have to get down to the subsoil remove the trees and whatever roots are there, then put the subgrade, the blanket, cess, ballast and sub-ballast and then lay down the tracks. However lets look at the Lakawana Cutoff and the Andover to Port Morris which has estimated costs which is roughly $36 million for 7 miles to prepare it for rail service.... So if we use that as a measuring stick from White Pot Junction to Liberty Junction is about 7 miles as well give or take a mile and its double tracked you can assume it will cost probably between 50-100 million to prepare and lay down the track for service. Also the entire cost of the Lakawana Project is around 600 million. So if Jersey Can do that for under a billion whats stopping NYC from rebuilding this line for under 1 billion?


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