CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operations

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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby dlagrua » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:22 pm

In all honesty I may have picked up the bike trail as the old R.O.W at the breakwater road grade crossing. I was driving and will double check next month. I could be mistaken as the bike trail and RR tracks are so close together. My wife owns a summer home in Cape May/lower township area so we are there on a regular basis. We do fondly recall taking trips on the Southern end of the line into Cape May City years back and hope that somehow some type of train service will be restored. If you travel through Cape May and Cumberland County there are remnants of rail service all over. At one time Avalon, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, Wildwood, Sea Breeze, Port Norris/Bivalve all had train service. Today nothing remains except for the quiet CMSL tracks on the South End and the active tracks North of Tuckahoe. Maybe we will see the old Blue Comet line in action again. If that happens maybe NJT will take notice and invest in the line as well as the CMSL.
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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby chuchubob » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:15 am

CMSL announced St Patrick's Day Express.
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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby chuchubob » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:42 pm

Saint Patrick's Day Express operated Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon.
ST Patrick's Express crossing Main Avenue southbound.
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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby glennk419 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks Bob!
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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:23 pm

glennk419 wrote:Does not sound good for the Wildwood Junction train station. Admittedly, the station is in very rough shape and has been neglected and abused for many years.

Fair use quote:
Demolition ordered for collapsing Middle Township train station


https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/currents_gazettes/middle_township/demolition-ordered-for-collapsing-middle-township-train-station/article_8e85e0d0-8729-54a6-b991-10165f774969.html


-Wildwood Junction Station still standing as of 3/18/19:

Here we see part of Wildwood Junction Station hidden amongst the weeds in this view looking north along the Cape May Branch:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5108730

Now looking south, we see the beginning of the north leg of the wye and Wildwood Branch at the switch in the distance:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5108737

The heavily overgrown portion of the tracks were the south leg of the wye and Wildwood Branch met (looking towards Cape May):

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5108742

Finally, with the main line to my back, a view of the Wildwood Branch looking towards Wildwood. The former Route 9 grade crossing and the Garden State Parkway overpass would be off in the distance:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5108743


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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby glennk419 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:24 am

Thanks Ben.

Pretty much as I remember it from my last visit. Very happy that it's still there.
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Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

Postby glennk419 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:41 am

Per a post on the Volunteer Railroaders Facebook page, speeder trips will be operating between Cape May station and the Canal bridge on the weekend of May 4-5. Trips will depart hourly, on the hour. Additionally, trips will operate on the first weekend of each month through October, weather permitting.

Although the CMSL website appears to be down, additional details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerRailroaders/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBEScuHfvZVXwcMtUa_Xq6Gwf5w6CjVDh7JBM0-N48BAE3JYwL0FXR9k_3XqdLsiJok_4cTGAtkdKMh&hc_ref=ARSlHk8YR4gRHiMWkxB63LSgE5XheL-7ElCzXbC43Fk7MTqf_3n8p08LnDSqQjbArIc&fref=nf
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