Woodbine Junction to Cape May
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Docket: 9759||12/17/1932||Section: 1|
|App. of West Jersey and Seashore RR. Co., Pennsylvania RR. Co., lessee, and Atlantic City RR. Co., prospective lessee, for certificate to abandon those portions of the West Jersey and Seashore RR. extending from Mile Post 60 (2.5 miles east of Woodbine Junction) to Cape May; between Wildwood Junction and Wildwood; between Sea Isle Junction and Sea Isle City; between 51st Street and end of line in Ocean City; and between Sea Isle City and Stone Harbor; a total distance of 45.5 miles, all in Cape May County, New Jersey.|
|Length: 45.500 miles||Citation: 193 ICC 183|
— User Comments —
the cape may branch of the old p-r seashore lines is in operation in two sections, the first is tuckahoe to woodbine jct. that is mainly used for freight storage the second half of the cape may branch is from cape may courthouse to cape may city. with psgr service operating from rio grande to cape may city as for the tracks between woodbine jct. and court house please contact mr. tony macrie for more info. to contact him visit the cape may seashore lines website for contacts. i am not authorized to give any more info about the remaining trackage between woodbine jct. and courthouse. Even though im employed by the seashore lines as conductor/ assistant conductor
The abandoned line between Woodbine Jct. and Cape May should not be confused with the presently operating segment south of Tuckahoe, which was originally part of the Reading Company's Atlantic City RR and which closely paralleled this line. When the PRR and Reading lines were consolidated as the Penn.-Reading Seashore lines in the early 1930s, the paralleling PRR route was abandoned as superfluous.
Some of the ROW is very difficult to follow from Maurice River Twp to Dennis Twp, because of all the trees in the Belleplain State Forest.