32nd Annual Lower Twp. Rotary Pumpkin Festival – Saturday, October 14th

It’s the spookiest time of the year at the Cold Spring Village in Cape May and they are planning to celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at the 32nd Annual Lower Twp. Rotary Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 14th.

This fun event will take place on the grounds of Historic Cold Spring Village and is presented by the Lower Township Rotary Club. Admission to the Village is free! Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the ‘Share the Harvest’ Food Drive.

To help raise money for this very worthy cause the Cape May Seashore Lines, with the help of the VRA, will be running Motorcar Trains starting at 10am with departures approximately every half hour until 4pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased on the platform, located at the Rt. 9 entrance to the Village. You can use your credit card or pay cash.

We encourage all passengers to bring a non-perishable food item to help feed the hungry. Families can enjoy pumpkin painting and games throughout the day. A variety of crafters will sell their wares along the Village’s shell-paved lanes. Vendors will be selling hot dogs and other snacks. Plus you can visit a haunted house at the Village Barn!

For more information please contact us by sending a message. Hope to see lots of people on October 14th for this very worth cause.

Location: Historic Cold Spring Village, 733 Seashore Road, Cape May, NJ 08204 https://hcsv.org/

The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern end of the Garden State Parkway.

5th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival

5th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10 am – 4 pm

Tuckahoe Train Station, Mill Road & Railroad Avenue, Tuckahoe, NJ 08270. For GPS enter 31 Mill Road Woodbine.

Classic Trains, Classic Cars, Train rides, Motor Car rides, Garden Railway, Music, Food, and more.

Wristbands will be sold for $10 per adult; $5 per child.

Wristbands are for access to ride the Excursion Train, Speeder Car (Motor Car train), and tour the display Trains.

Proceeds from the sale of wristbands will benefit the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township and the Volunteer Railroaders Association (VRA)


Adult – $10

Child – $5

CMSL Night Photo Session Friday September 23, 2022

The Cape May Seashore Lines, in partnership with the Volunteer Railroaders Association (VRA) and the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township (HPSUT), is proud to announce a very special Night Photo session at Tuckahoe, NJ on Friday, September 23rd. Lighting will be provided by Steve Barry and Mike Burkhart, who are famous for their night photography. Scenes will include former PRSL GP-38s, the recently restored Tuckahoe tower, PRSL RDCs, a Pennsylvania RR Heritage train, CNJ Blue Comet tail car Tempel, PRSL P-70 #9887, ATSF Vista Valley, the beautifully restored Tuckahoe train station and historic motorcars at the motorcar shed.

Your ticket gets you into the Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival the next day. In addition to the historic pieces listed above, there will be even more historic railroad equipment, classic cars, and trucks, train rides, motorcar rides, a garden railway, music, food, and more.

Tickets for the event are just $30 and can be purchased below. Proceeds will be donated to the VRA and HPSUT to help allow them to continue to preserve railroad and Upper Township history for generations to come to enjoy.

Ticket $30

Festival Partnership:

Volunteer Railroader Association Inc. (VRA) vratrips.org

Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township. (HPSUT)  www.uppertwphistory.org
Cape May Seashore Lines Railroad (CMSL)  seashorelines.org

Last updated August 25, 2022

Lehigh & New England Railroad Motor Car on display until end of March

Close out #AnthraciteHeritageMonth by visiting a rare and unique piece of Lehigh Valley history on display now through the end of March! Visitors can check out this original Lehigh & New England Railroad car owned by Volunteer Railroaders. Located in the lobby of the National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, PA 602 E 2nd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 694-6644 info@nmih.org

This car was manufactured by Sheffield and is a model 40-B speeder, a car used to move crew members along the Lehigh & New England’s railroad lines. Sheffield/Fairbanks Morse motor cars were manufactured in Three Rivers, Michigan. By about 1910, the company was making Handcars and Rail Velocipedes. Sheffield moved to gas powered cars as time went by.

Read more at https://www.nmih.org/event/lehigh-new-england-railroad-motor-car-display/

LNE RR 40-B motor car 549 before restoration picture.

Unfortunately, parties unknown stole the trailer that we use to bring the car to different events. We were very thankful the thief did NOT steal the motor car. Faced with a difficult decision, our small volunteer group chose to spend all the money we’d earned and saved for the restoration as well as take out a loan so that the car could be seen by the public.

We would sincerely appreciate your contributions. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lehigh-new-england-rr-motorcar-restoration

LNE RR 40-B motor car 549

4th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 25, 2021

11 am – 4 pm @ Tuckahoe Train Station

The Seashore Lines will be operating short excursion trains in conjunction with the 4th Tuckahoe Transportation Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm!

In addition to the short excursion train rides, a heritage train, consisting of former Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) equipment, will be open to the public.

The former Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ) Blue Comet observation car Tempel will also be on display.

A Motor Car ‘train’ [see at top] will be operating short trips, and the Tuckahoe Railroad Station will be open to the public.

A ‘G’ gauge garden railroad will be operational in the station park, along with merchandise tables and a railroad hand car demonstration. Antique automobiles will also be on display.

Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Railroad Merit Badge at this event!

Central Railroad of NJ Blue Comet observation Car Tempel & PRR Parlor car
PRR coaches with antique car in Tuckaho, New Jersey
Purchase wristbands

Wristband purchase is necessary to ride the short excursion train, the Motor Car ‘train’, and to enter the equipment on display.

Adult wristband pricing is $10.00, and children wristband pricing is $5.00. Wristbands can be purchased the day of the event at a table in the commons area.

Adult $10.00

Child $5.00

Proceeds from wristband sales at this event will benefit the Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township and the Volunteer Railroaders Association.

Be certain to mark your calendars for this exciting event!

The Tuckahoe Village Train Station:

Tuckahoe NJ Station, Cape May Seashore Lines Railroad
is situated on Cape May County Routes 659 / Railroad Avenue and 557 / Mill Road, south of NJ State Route 49 and west of NJ State Route 50.

Mill Road and Railroad Avenue

Tuckahoe, NJ 08250

You may need to enter “31 Mill Road Woodbine, NJ” as the location in your GPS.