New Crossing Protection, CR 657, Cape May County

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prr60
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New Crossing Protection, CR 657, Cape May County

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Since things have been a little slow here lately, here is at least a minor news item. New crossing protection is being installed at the CMSL (PRSL) crossing of County Route 657 just north of Cape May Court House. CR 657 is the short cut road used by shore-bound traffic coming down NJ 55 and 47 to get to Stone Harbor or the southbound Parkway at Stone Harbor Boulevard (Exit 10). It runs from South Dennis to Stone Harbor Boulevard north of the Court House.

New cross-bucks and flashing lights are up (lights covered for now) and a new controller box is located at the crossing. I suspect the work is a state or county highway job, but is does reflect at least some thought that a train or two may use that track someday.

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Re: New Crossing Protection, CR 657, Cape May County

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prr60 wrote:Since things have been a little slow here lately, here is at least a minor news item. New crossing protection is being installed at the CMSL (PRSL) crossing of County Route 657 just north of Cape May Court House. CR 657 is the short cut road used by shore-bound traffic coming down NJ 55 and 47 to get to Stone Harbor or the southbound Parkway at Stone Harbor Boulevard (Exit 10). It runs from South Dennis to Stone Harbor Boulevard north of the Court House.

New cross-bucks and flashing lights are up (lights covered for now) and a new controller box is located at the crossing. I suspect the work is a state or county highway job, but is does reflect at least some thought that a train or two may use that track someday.

Yeah, that definatley is good news since that segment north of CMCH is the poorest piece track on the line...
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Re: New Crossing Protection, CR 657, Cape May County

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prr60 wrote:Since things have been a little slow here lately, here is at least a minor news item. New crossing protection is being installed at the CMSL (PRSL) crossing of County Route 657 just north of Cape May Court House. CR 657 is the short cut road used by shore-bound traffic coming down NJ 55 and 47 to get to Stone Harbor or the southbound Parkway at Stone Harbor Boulevard (Exit 10). It runs from South Dennis to Stone Harbor Boulevard north of the Court House.

New cross-bucks and flashing lights are up (lights covered for now) and a new controller box is located at the crossing. I suspect the work is a state or county highway job, but is does reflect at least some thought that a train or two may use that track someday.

Yeah, that definatley is good news since that segment north of CMCH is the poorest piece track on the line...
~Steve Pellettiere
Co-Moderator: DL&W/Erie/EL Forum
"Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits."

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Post by PRSL1972 »

If there are hardly any trains that go down there what is the sencse of this protection. I can see if the traffic was there but I think the trains are a rare few and very fary between.
For what I have been seeing the direction of NJT is going which isn't great it should be disbanded and revert back to public service and rail to DOT. This will ensure all high paid brain dead people are weeded out!!!

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