Cape May Seashore Lines Speeder train rides: Saturday September 31st & Sunday October 1st
The MotorCars are back for another weekend in Cape May!
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.
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, NJ 08204 (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.
We are nearing the end of the refurbishment of the Hawthorne Station. The move 75′ back from the corner was funded by our recent projects. To complete the job and see the buildings exterior returned to its former glory, we need to do more fund raising. By purchasing pavers you will be enhancing the future of a building that has seen so much of the past and has many stories to tell generations to come. The paver bricks will be part of the walking path that leads to the station. Click brick at right to enlarge.
Our core values
Our mission is to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of and awareness about historic railroad right of way, rolling stock and other related items. Also to educate the public through our many events about the history and future need for railroad operations.
As a group we get involved in the operation of all sorts of railroad related projects. We run passenger trains, own and operate six motor cars and lease and maintain the historic New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Hawthorne New Jersey station. We are heavily involved in the creation of the future New Jersey Transportation Museum through our membership in the NJ based United Railroad Historical Society. We ask that our members get involved.
More about the VRA
Notable VRA trips:
||Tri-State Railway Historical Society & SVA trip on the NYS&W to Baird's Farm.|
||VRA sponsor a "Fall Foliage" trip on the NYS&W from Hawthorne to Baird's Farm.|
||Naval Weapons Station - Earle. Ran 4 trains…on a 3 mile pier at the annual Summerfest. “…A special thanks goes to the VRA for assembling their experienced crew members…”|
||Honesdale Railroad excursion - about 40 motorcars to Honesdale to Lackawaxen.|
Hawthorne station restoration
We're working on the NYS&W Hawthorne station restoration Saturdays on a regular basis. We need to work around the outside of the building doing lots of different things.
At left is the station with exterior restoration, painting, gutters & landscaping completed. Click image to enlarge
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Last updated on September 17, 2017
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