NJ Vike wrote:Was in Cape May this morning and saw nothing at the station so I looked at my SPV and Delorme Map and noticed that there is a line that runs to what appears to go to wards Sunset Beach. I saw the track near some mobile park. The tracks are visible looking towards the station but looking towards Sunset Beach the vegetation has covered them completely. I followed them towards Sunset beach to the next avenue and could barely see the tracks covered by the road.
When did the last train run here and who were customers of this line? Was it just freight or did they run commuter trains to the beach?
It ran to the Northwest Magnasite plant that used to be at the end of Sunset Blvd on the right. I don't think there was ever any passenger service to Sunset Beach,but I might be wrong.
Also. where is Wildwood Junction? I looked on the map but didn't have any road names so I couldn't find it. It appears to be just north of Rio Grande.
If your going north on Rt. 9 from Rio Grande about a mile and a half you'll see E.Edgewood Ave running off to the right. Look off to the left towards the CMSL main and that's where Wildwood Jct is or was.
I also noticed on the way home there are three sets of tracks that are under the parkway that lead to Wildwood (mile-marker 5) another at mile-marker 28 or 29 and one at 32. What lines ran there? Looks line one goes to Wildwood. One went to Ocean City and the other Atlantic City.
The three sets of abandoned tracks south to north on the GSP are the Wildwood Branch, The Ocean City Branch, the Newfield Branch (also known as the Turkey Path), then you cross over the AC mainline.
As to the questions, no worries mate! Ask away!