The Seashore Lines is working with the Volunteer Railroaders Assn. to operate motorcar excursions from the Cape May station. Trips will go as far as the Cape May Canal and there will be plenty of opportunity to get a closeup view of the wildlife that live in the marshes, as long as the critters feel like coming out. Labor Day weekend Sep. 2 & 3 are the next trips.
Trips will depart every hour on the hour starting at 10am with the last departure at 3pm.
Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 (2 and younger are free). Tickets will be available on the platform starting at 9:30 each day. All ages are welcome. IF YOU ARE DRIVING: Parking at the Cape May station is limited to visitors to the Welcome Center and bus passengers. If you cannot find street or lot parking nearby, there is a free Park & Ride lot a few blocks away.
The Park & Ride Lot is located at 921 Lafayette Street, Cape May (Cape May Elementary School) 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. daily during the summer season,
Customers will be able to use Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones to conveniently pay to park on-the-go. To use the Parkmobile system, customers can register for free through the app or at www.parkmobile.com Once registered, they can use the mobile app, internet, or call the toll-free number listed on the Parkmobile meter stickers and signs to pay for parking. Enforcement officers will be able to see that a motorist has paid with Parkmobile using a wireless handheld device.
Hope to see lots of you then!
Prepping the Blue Comet D’Arrest for movement to United Railroad Historical Society’s Boonton yard.
URHS of New Jersey West Boonton, NJ Restoration shop. Picture and Photoshop work by William Bossert.
Erie Lackawanna Historical Society – Spring meeting set for April 2018, Waldwick NJ Erie station Restored.. Annually meeting in September in Utica, NY.
Black River and Western Historical Trust – July 22 & 23rd Mixed Freight Train on both days;details on their web page.
Liberty Historic Railway – Whitcomb 30T Locomotive – cosmetic restoration work is ongoing.
The NY Susquehanna & Western Tech. & Hist. Soc. – Thomas is at the Bel Del RR the first two weekends of July Friday, Saturday and Sundays. They are running Thomas and their River Train.
Tri-State Railway Historical Society Chapter of the NRHS – They had a good group of people come to the member day to see M&E C-424 19 and the URHS yard.. TriState has acquired a welder and a portable generator for their group’s restoration work efforts in Boonton.
Volunteer Railroaders Association – VRA signed a lease with Cap May RR to run the speeders and trailer cars. Plan is for four trips with a 12 person car and power car.
Whippany Railway Museum – Had their Father’s Day rides and there was a good turn out. Still working on caboose and other projects.
URHS is happy to announce that funding has been secured to move the second CNJ Blue Comet car the D’Arrest! The Westphal made it safely to Boonton Yard and we will soon be moving the D’Arrest! With both cars safely to Boonton the focus will convert over to the securement of the two cars from any further weather damage, while plans are created to begin restoration of the Westphal. Look for more opportunities in the near future to support this project and also to come lend a hand and help revive these pieces of NJ history! A very big thank you to those organizations and individuals who all helped make this happen!