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Abandonment of the Week

Palermo to Ocean City
(Ocean City Railroad)

States: New Jersey      Railroads: WJ&S, P-RSL, PRR, OCRR, WJRR   

This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings.
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A crane utility car from the Rock Island. This picture was taken at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Photo by Greg Harrison.

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This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map. The Chesapeake Beach Railway (Washington, DC to Chesapeake Beach)
States: Maryland, District of Columbia   Railroads: SMRR, CBRy, EWRy, W&CB   

Recent Comments

Marty Paten commented on The Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad : I lived in Ajo in 1967-68. Though very young I vividly remember the mine and the railroad. Both left lasting impressions. I am writing a book on this railroad and would appreciate anyone who has pictures or information to contact me. I would also like to…
41 minutes ago

Jon commented on The Harbor Subdivision : The section of this line (the bridge crossing over Century Blvd. next to Aviation Blvd) was demolished 7/27/14. Video => http://www.latimes.com/visuals/video/la-me-century-crunch-bridge-demolition-time-lapse-video-premiumvideo.html
About 5 hours ago

Kameron Miller commented on The Fox and Illinois Union Railway : Portions of the roadbed are still visible where the line paralleled Illinois Rt. 47 from County Road 19 north.
Earlier today

Cody Bain commented on Le Roy, KS to Butler, MO : I don't know exactly when it was abandoned, but this line runs through our property outside Colony. The old track is still there (the dike, not the tracks themselves). The pillar bases, lots of railroad spikes, various bits of metal track debris, and a…
Yesterday

David G Rossiter commented on The Cortland Branch : *Not* from the main line at Ithaca! The main line depot is on the flats (currently a Chemung Canal Bank office), the EC&N is from the East Ithaca depot (site is at Maple Ave.), about two miles and 600' vertical away! The southern extension of the EC&N…
Yesterday

James Norwood commented on Wheatfield to South Bend : Amber, I almost forgot to mention there is an abandoned East-West line on Lakeville's North side that was of Wabash Railroad heritage also. Hope that helps pin down which line ran beside your property.
2 days ago

James Norwood commented on Wheatfield to South Bend : Not Pennsylvania heritage, but New York Central Railroad for this line. This is the Kankakee Belt, or 3 "I" line, from it's former owner the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad, later acquired by NYC. Your property in Lakeville is ex-PRR and ran from South…
2 days ago

Tim K commented on Springfield to Dayton : The line from Dayton to Xenia always interested me. I was born in 1983, but vividly remember being in the car with my mom stopped at the Fairfield Road crossing in Beavercreek by a slow moving train. Traffic was really backed up. On another occasion I…
2 days ago

Tim K commented on Springfield to Dayton : The line from Dayton to Xenia always interested me. I was born in 1983, but vividly remember being in the car with my mom stopped at the Fairfield Road crossing in Beavercreek by a slow moving train. Traffic was really backed up. On another occasion I…
2 days ago

Tim K commented on Springfield to Dayton : The line from Dayton to Xenia always interested me. I was born in 1983, but vividly remember being in the car with my mom stopped at the Fairfield Road crossing in Beavercreek by a slow moving train. Traffic was really backed up. On another occasion I…
2 days ago

Cole commented on The Monterey Branch : Here is a interesting fact the Santa Cruz Transit Commission bought up the rail line from north Santa Cruz at Encinal Avenue and west of Sanata Cruz at Davenport to have a future commuter rail line from those points to Monterey if you want to see a…
3 days ago

Cole commented on Abandoned Rails of Marin County : I heard the commuter rail will be called the "Marin A-train". But what they need to do is re-build the wreckage between Fort Mason/ Fisherman's Wharf area so people can have easy access to S.F.
3 days ago

Cole commented on Fillmore to Saugus : Yeah for the F&W there might be kicked out I say might because they filled appeals on Wednesday and Thursday so who knows
3 days ago

Cole commented on Coquille to Myrtle Point : A funny thing is if you ios7 it shows the rail line going through Myrtle Point
3 days ago

Adam commented on The Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad : The WB&E does continue just south of Stroudsburg. The yard and shops area was just south of I-80/209, basically paralleling it eastward until it reached the river and turned south to follow. The spur through Stroudsburg to the Gravel Place interchange…
3 days ago

John Smith commented on The Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad : Have you compared the aerial photos from 1939 available for free from the Penn Pilot website to this map. The photos show a rail paralleling, but not crossing the Pocono Creek at Bartonsville. Your map looks more like the line follows RimRock Road. I am…
3 days ago

Dan Fitzgerald commented on The Milwaukee Road in Southern Indiana : Hi Randy, It's unfortunate that we can't correct old posts. I have walked the B&OCT many times. Today it's a bike path. Back in the day, I saw one SOO powered coal train take this route. I used to have an issue of TRAINS magazine that had a detailed…
3 days ago

Randy Bosma commented on The Milwaukee Road in Southern Indiana : Dan, Steve, Check out this abandonment for a few more clues: http://www.abandonedrails.com/Glenwood_to_Chicago_Heights Dale, The line you are asking about is covered here: http://www.abandonedrails.com/Gary_Line Enjoy!
3 days ago

Leonard Cravens commented on The Harbor Subdivision : The BNSF Bridge in Pic #13 is being demolished starting today for light rail construction. Century Blvd will be closed, no access to LAX from Century BLVD.
3 days ago

Greg commented on The Harbor Subdivision : The tracks were still used the odd time after 2002 as I saw flat cars parked there now and then but I think they only used the tracks for storage is my guess so they wouldn't need to spend money on taking them out
4 days ago

Joe commented on The United Railways : Bernie, stumbled across your comments. I spent a good deal of time in Vernonia when I was a kid in the early 1960's My Aunt was the long time Secretary for OA and helped put toghether the "Ain't No More" book. She passed in 2000 and I treasure the photos…
6 days ago

Elliott Marshall commented on The Pacific Coast Railway : I have just completed a written tour of the route of the narrow gage Pacific coast railway through SLO county, with computer generated maps of the location of the line which are referenced to existing roads. This tour differs from other known info…
6 days ago

Dan Fitzgerald commented on The Milwaukee Road in Southern Indiana : The north end connection of the CTH&SE is still a bit of a mystery. By all appearances, CTH&SE (MILW) trains had to meander through sidings through Chicago Hts. Does anyone have say 1950's era maps of this area? I can follow the abandoned easement north…
6 days ago

Chris Corey commented on The Smith's Ferry Branch : Paul, you said you have old pics. You, or anyone who reads this I would sure like emails :) thx in advance. cmc051000 @ yahoo.com
8 days ago

Robert Oom commented on Berry to Pentwater : The Hart depot was saved and moved away from its location to an historical park east of downtown. Mears still has an interesting warehouse that was rail served and shows on an old plat map of Mears. The Whitehall-Montague depot is saved as is what was…
9 days ago

Robert Oom commented on Hamilton to Allegan : This line was abandoned by about 1973. The former PM depot in Allegan existed for awhile after the rails were gone.
9 days ago

george oakley commented on Shippensburg to Isle : thanks el toro for your comment.as for like i said i am not offended because unlike wes i come from a railroad family and probably know more than he ever will.as for scrap,i do know the prices if he wants to know.i do also have a sense of humor.thanks…
9 days ago

bpaterson commented on The Rahway Valley Railroad : Just some history since I live in union county. M&E was the private railroad company restoring the tracks. The restoration was in conjunction with the Staten island railroad branch right on the south side starting in Roselle going southeast toward the…
10 days ago

Gregory D. Pawelski commented on The Pickering Valley Railroad : Reading Company Pickering Valley Branch. https://www.facebook.com/gregory.pawelski.9/media_set?set=a.588189104634048.1073741888.100003288929249&type=3
11 days ago

Erich Guenther commented on Milwaukee to Watertown : The Waukesha - Oconomowoc route crosses I-94 west at the approx point of the Country Inn right before Highway G the single track used to pass between the double pole electric transmission lines, it is now a walk / bike path. The route then proceeded to…
12 days ago

El Torro commented on Shippensburg to Isle : George, don't worry. Wes is a sad individual, who trolls every forum he can. He is nothing at work, no family life and his only joy is to offend people.
13 days ago

Sam commented on Abandoned Rails of Addison : As you travel north on Addison rd from north ave you can still make out the grade on your left side and back in the 90's there were still pieces of rail embedded in the road and grass so I'm sure it's still there.
13 days ago