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 bcooper153 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:22 am

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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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