CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operations

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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Tanker1497 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 am

Follow up!
I took a ride out to Whiting this morning and saw no evidence of any mishap at any of the crossings, Lacy Rd, Diamond Rd, 539. I was thinking that the truck did some damage and was parked on Cherry St. waiting police for a report. As I posted earlier Cherry St made no sense to me. I even checked out the dirt paths off cherry St. in case the truck backed too far down, nothing!
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby southern sec. kid » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:28 am

Had some free time yesterday to head down to Lakehurst and see what's new. There was a work truck leaving the NJSL side when I showed up around 5. Everything has been kept clean on their side of the tracks. Mainline track looked pretty good besides having no ballast. From rt 70. North it has become a complete forest. I'd say some of the pine trees have grown up to around 9-10 feet in between the rails. Didn't get to go further south unfortunately
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby southern sec. kid » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:48 am

Was able to get back out again yesterday. I could be wrong but it seems as if the whole line from a little south of Lakehurst To the crossing at Savoy/Mcmahon rd. Has been re-ballasted. The line looks better in some spots than some still In service portions of the southern secondary.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Dcell » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:12 pm

They still storing freights cars on the CMSL?
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby glennk419 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:02 am

The last time that I was in Tuckahoe, there were cars on both the Cape May and Beesleys Point branches south of the station. Obviously nothing has moved to the power plant in ages.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Dcell » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:03 am

Thanks for the info. Does this railroad haul freight on a regular basis? Sand or gravel it’s main product? I’d like to get some pix of operation soon during a trip to the area.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby glennk419 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:15 am

I don't think that CMSL has any regular customers in South Jersey at this time. There was a propane dealer in Woodbine that I believe took deliveries for a while but that has apparently ceased. Their main business is car storage and seasonal passenger operations between Tuckahoe and Richland. I continue to hope for CMSL's success given Tony Macri's devotion to keeping rail alive in southern NJ and the friendly operation that they maintain.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby rr503 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:24 pm

Wasn’t there a guy transloading sand at Tuckahoe for a while? Did that, too, dry up?
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Dcell » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:49 am

Has anything changed? I’m still hoping to get some freight train action shots in May.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby jrzwalker86 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:10 am

I crossed the Southern Secondary, which feeds into the Clayton's ROW, at Whitesville Rd. last Sunday and there is still a considerable amount of tall grass between and around the rails.
Last year February, I saw pine trees over 6' tall growing in the middle of the tracks at the Renaissance Grand Village just North of Rt. 571 and South of Whitesville Rd. Given this information, I highly doubt trains will run through Lakehurst within the next few months.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Ken W2KB » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:52 am

With respect to the BL England Generating Station, the present estimate by the PJM Regional Transmission Organization for completion of the several baseline transmission reinforcement projects that will allow the full retirement of the generating station will be complete by May 31, 2019. The remaining generating unit is presently in Reliability Must Run ("RMR") status, but it is relatively unlikely that it will be dispatched prior to that date absent some substantial system emergency. PJM system reliability planners may have/will restudy the need to extend RMR status, but I suspect that the planners will determine that the station can be retired. Thus it seems very unlikely that any additional coal deliveries will occur. See: https://pjm.com/~/media/planning/gen-retire/bl-england-units-2-and-3-generator-deactivation-notification-and-reliability-analysis.ashx https://pjm.com/~/media/planning/gen-retire/2019-zonal-cost-allocation-for-retaining-bl-england-u2-generator.ashx
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby Dcell » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am

Without the generating station, what rail customers are left for CMSL in Atlantic and Cape May counties?
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby nomis » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:10 am

The generating station is a CSAO customer, not a CMSL customer.
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Re: CMSL Cape May (NJ) Seashore Lines Non-Passenger Operatio

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:03 am

Dcell wrote:Without the generating station, what rail customers are left for CMSL in Atlantic and Cape May counties?


To the best of my knowledge, CMSL does not have ANY rail customers. They store freight cars at the start of the Cape May Branch in Tuckahoe, but that is it.

Now that the power plant at Beesley's Point will be officially shutting down, and DuBell Lumber in Blue Anchor has closed, there aren't many remaining rail customers along the Beesley's Point Secondary (south of Winslow Junction) for CSAO either.

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