• Seacoast Railroad

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

Moderator: David

  by JJMDiMunno
 
Hi everyone,
Wondering if anyone here has information on a railroad operating in New Jersey in 1898, called the Seacoast Railroad...I have no information at all on this company. Don't even know where it operated...

Thanks in advance for any info.

Mike DiMunno

  by Ken W2KB
 
I believe that it was a predecessor or subsidiary of the Reading or PRR operating in the Cape May, Atlantic County NJ areas. Eventually merged out of existence.
  by RichM
 
This sounds correct. I spent summers in Avalon in the 60's, the Cape May County Museum had a several old photographs of the railroad that ran between Cape May and Atlantic City connecting the barrier islands. The photos, if I remember correctly, looked to be taken about 1880-1900.
The Seven Mile Beach Reporter also used to run an old train photo every once in a while, so I guess they are out there someplace.

Rich

  by SPUI
 
The Atlantic City RR was merged on 6-14-1901 with the Camden County RR, Seacoast RR, and Ocean City RR. The ACRR changed name on 7-15-1933 to Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, and had been the Reading lines in the area.