End of the Railroad

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  1. Thomas Carney says:

    The rail line was operational until the mid- or late-1950s for freight only. The large rocks in the MB and SB jetties were brought in by rail, which at that time ran from Long Branch north to just south of the Ocean Avenue in South Sea Bright. Just a few rocks/car. I witnessed the building of the jetties.

    The torn up rails went to a steel mill in the area after they were pulled up and not burnt by the crews. The creosote soaked ties were undoubtedly burned. The rail line ran to a steam boat connection in Atlantic Highlands providing through service to Manhattan. That service never returned after WW II.

    Also, I went to school with Mike Murray, MB police officer. Thanks for your article.

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