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

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

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  by Bracdude181
Ok. Must be working on either the sewage or water pipes in the area. Hopefully all of Union Ave follows. That road needs to be paved!
  by Tanker1497
Not sure if its this portion of Seashore rail lines. But a car is hung up stuck on tracks. Where? It just came accross the scanner and police is reaching out for assitances. If I get a location I will update!
  by Tanker1497
I think it was south jersey sounds like lakeview towing out of hammonton nj. They did not say location or I missed it.
  by Bracdude181
Only thing close to there is the Beeseleys Point Secondary, but I’m not sure if Seashore Lines runs it yet.
  by CR7876
On 2-1-22 DCS station " Bart" was moved from MP 30.0 to MP 28.2. Yard Limits, controlled by the Conrail South Jersey Train Dispatcher, were created between DCS " Bart" and "Anchor". The Beesleys Pt Secondary from " Bart" to " Pal" is now under the control of the CMSL.
  by Bracdude181
Will be interesting to see how operations on the secondary play out going forward. Did they work out the exchange in Winslow?
  by Bracdude181
Sounds like the outer portion of track that the swing bridge connects to collapsed.

I guess Seashore Lines will have to do something about those portions of the bridge. Seeing as how the line isn’t gonna reopen any time soon, could the eroded parts be demolished and rebuilt at a later point should the line ever reopen?
  by Bracdude181
As long as CMSL is paying to lease the track it probably wont be going anywhere.

I will say that this bridge appears to have been rather troublesome for CMSL over the years…
  by Ken W2KB
Per the news reports cited above in this thread, this incident was not caused by failure of the bridge or related railroad track structure. It was a fender, the equivalent of a guardrail along a highway, that was hit by a boat and dislodged. Fenders keep boats from hitting a bridge, just as guardrails keep road vehicles from hitting overhead bridge abutments, poles, trees, etc. off the edge of the highway pavement. >>>"The section served as a fender to prevent boats from damaging bridge supports. Moran thinks likely a passing boat struck the section. He said the pilings below the surface were badly eroded."<<<

This gives rise to the questions as to what entity is responsible for the cost of repairs and replacement of the bridge fenders, and since this is a navigable waterway, is there a federal requirement that the fenders be repaired to ensure the safety of passing vessels and/or prevent damage to the bridge itself which would obstruct navigation? If CMSL is responsible pursuant to the lease with NJ Transit this has the potential to be a substantial financial blow to CMSL which already has several open NJ upper court judgments for debts owed to the State and other parties. Hopefully NJ Transit is responsible and CMSL will not be adversely affected.
  by WashingtonPark
The reports were that CMSL paid for the damage to be secured and towed away and TNJ said CMSL was responsible for the bridge under terms of the lease so I guess they are.
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