There are a lot of memories for many of us in this article.
In my younger days of the 1960's and 70's, we always went to Risden's Beach in Point Pleasant, and we spent most of the summer with our Aunt Delores
who lived in Pt. Pleasant year round.
Our evening boardwalk excursions would be divided between Asbury Park, Pt. Pleasant, and Seaside Heights boardwalks, and the tradition
at the Point boardwalk was to walk to the inlet and take the beach train back. As the little train bounced along you would often here the horns
of trains on the nearby NJCL, and as a kid I would pretend that we were on the "big" train travelling to points unkown. The loop that the train travelled through to reverse direction was always the highlight.
As an adult I worked for the bank that funded the Jenkinson's complex in the late 1990's, and I often wanted to add my 2 cents about the fact that the
Beach Train never should have been sold off. Needless to say I held my tounge.
Where we now live on the east end of Long Island, the Railroad Museum of LI in Riverhead has the train ride that once ran at the '64 and '65 worlds fair,
and in it's own way, continues the tradition.