Woodbine Junction to Cape May

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD
Docket Number: 9759 Date: 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: 45.5 miles Citation: 193 ICC 183  
Also under this filing: Ocean City Railroad, Wildwood Junction to Wildwood, Sea Isle Junction to Sea Isle City, Sea Isle City to Stone Harbor   

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

david diano
red lion, PA
1/11/2011

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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.

Herb Harwood
Baltimore, MD
1/29/2011

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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.

Sean Keegan
Thorofare, NJ
1/11/2013

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