• old tracks in Sunset Beach by Cape May

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

Moderator: David

  by pumpers
 
Some 100+ year-old tracks along the Delaware bay by Sunset Beach (just west of Cape May) were recently unearthed by the tides.
fair use quote:
the tracks were owned by the Atlantic City Railroad Co. and leased to the Cape May Sand Co.
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 30b7a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The site has some video. JS
  by RailsEast
 
Hmm, I guess the press is a bit late (as usual); Ben got the scoop TWO YEARS ago here. Thanks for the report pumpers, and thanks Ben, your south Jersey reports are always appreciated, and 'on time'... :-)
Chris
  by 161pw165
 
RailsEast wrote:Hmm, I guess the press is a bit late (as usual); Ben got the scoop TWO YEARS ago here. Thanks for the report pumpers, and thanks Ben, your south Jersey reports are always appreciated, and 'on time'... :-)
Chris
In their defense, the Press did say the tracks originally appeared in 2014. What isn't said is how they got covered back up again for 2 years - by man or by nature?
  by RailsEast
 
The old rails have been seen again recently, due to the past couple of nor'easters........

http://www.nj.com/cape-may-county/index ... eadweather" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ben, grab us some photos, eh?! :)
  by Greg
 
They were visible all last summer at Higbee from the Magnesite plant heading north for about a quarter mile. They were in surprisingly good shape.