Well it has been a while since we updated this blog! It was severely underused in the past and I think we can change that.

The VRA ran a very successful Motorcar trip this past weekend at the Cape May Seasore Line. Thanks go to Tony and the CMSL employees! We spent Friday clearing many downed trees and overgrowth along the roughly 27 miles of track from Tuckahoe to Cape May allowing clear passage all the way through. On Saturday, 10 motorcars made the trip in beautiful weather. The group left Tuckahoe around 10 am and arrived in Cape May just before noon. We spent 2 hours in Cape May enjoying food, ice cream and seeing the sights before making the trip back.

This line is interesting in its variety of scenery; traveling through pine forests, salt marshes, over bridges (including a swing bridge over the waterway) and ending up just blocks from the beach. We’ll make sure to get some pics posted soon!

The other big project on the horizon for the VRA is the impeding move of the NYS&W Hawthorne Station at 80 Royal Ave. Over the years, the intersection of Royal Ave and Diamond Bridge has encroached upon the station and sadly the corner of the roof now gets struck by turning trucks quite regularly. The paperwork and approvals are all in order, so now we line up our contractors and hopefully break ground in the next few weeks! As we get solid dates we will make sure to update the blog accordingly.

While actual construction and moving of the building needs to be done by insured contractors, there are numerous things VRA members can be involved in. Keep checking back here for updates and information!

We have some more motorcar runs coming up over the summer and fall months:

Saturday, August 14, 2010: Tentative date for the Stourbridge Line

September 11 & 12, 2010: NYS&W Utica Branch and Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley

October 2 & 3, 2010: NYS&W Southern Division out of Riverdale NJ

Check back soon for pics from Cape May and further updates!!

Posted By Carolyn on 5/12/2010 07:39 AM

Spring 2010 Update