• "Short Line"

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

Moderator: David

  by NJTACL4608
 
I was on my way home about two or three months ago and I saw a frieght train on the ACL tracks??!! And I also saw two engines cross over the Atlantic City Express way!! Does anyone know about this?? Is this possibly the Short line? And..... Do the tracks in Pleasantville go to Philadelphia or Camden? If not were do they go?
  by chuchubob
 
The Southern Railroad of NJ operates freight trains on NJT's Atlantic City Line between Winslow Junction and Pleasantville.

http://hometown.aol.com/facedown77/ops-index.html

  by Jersey_Mike
 
Is this possibly the Short line?
The "Short Line" is the CNJ. Back in the day the CNJ advritised itself as The Short Line between New York and Atlantic City, which was correct as their line was shorter than either the PRR or Reading.
  by chuchubob
 
The Shore Fast Line, a trolley running between Atlantic City and Ocean City, was Monopoly's Short Line.

SRNJ is the short line running freight on NJT's ACL.

  by Jersey_Mike
 
The Shore Fast Line, a trolley running between Atlantic City and Ocean City, was Monopoly's Short Line.
I believe that to be incorrect since buying "The Trail of the Blue Comet" at a chapter meeting. As soon as I read that the CNJ advritized itself as "The Short Line" I knew that that little trolley route was not the real deal.

  by Jersey_Mike
 
The book is about the entire history of the CNJ Southern Division and I believe The Short Line campaign was pretty early on, between 1890 and 1910. CNJ AC service from New York has been around since the line. The CNJ was Reading influenced and the Reading was always one to try to put the screws to Big Brother PRR. It makes much more sense that the 4 railroads in Monopoly are actual railroads and not traction companies.

  by David
 
Bob--Did they preserve that sign once it was uncovered?