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CP PAL
Title:  CP PAL
Description:  The current Palermo control post sign (Ocean City Junction) at the former junction site
Photo Date:  11/28/2013  Upload Date: 11/29/2013 6:48:25 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Looking towards Ocean City
Title:  Looking towards Ocean City
Description:  Only ties remain straight through the woods of the Ocean City branch. The current line curves to the left and onto the power plant at Beesleys Point
Photo Date:  11/28/2013  Upload Date: 11/29/2013 6:48:24 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Begining of the former Ocean City branch
Title:  Begining of the former Ocean City branch
Description:  Looking towards Tuckahoe and with Ocean City to the rear, the switch has been removed and only the line to the Beesleys Point power plant is what remains
Photo Date:  11/28/2013  Upload Date: 11/29/2013 6:48:22 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Ties in the woods
Title:  Ties in the woods
Description:  Back on the Tuckahoe side of Stagecoach Rd, the ties and a lone telegraph pole are all that remain of the once busy Ocean City Branch
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/8/2013 10:34:50 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Two former roadbeds
Title:  Two former roadbeds
Description:  Both the main line and passing/storage siding sets of ties remain overgrown in the woods
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/8/2013 10:34:51 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Stagecoach Rd looking towards Tuckahoe
Title:  Stagecoach Rd looking towards Tuckahoe
Description:  The former, double tracked grade crossing at Stagecoach Rd
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/8/2013 10:34:50 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Double tracked former roadbeds, looking towards Ocean City
Title:  Double tracked former roadbeds, looking towards Ocean City
Description:  The two sets of ties remain in the woods. The main line and passing siding, which later was used to store cars for the Beesleys Point Power Plant
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/8/2013 10:34:50 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Rt 9, looking towards Tuckahoe
Title:  Rt 9, looking towards Tuckahoe
Description:  The spot were the Ocean City branch once crossed Rt 9. The Palermo shelter stood just beyond the telegraph poll
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:25 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Electrical Box
Title:  Electrical Box
Description:  The electrical box in the weeds off of Rt 9 that once controlled the power to the crossing signals
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:07 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Roadbed in the woods on the mainland
Title:  Roadbed in the woods on the mainland
Description:  With the GSP to the rear, the ties continue in through the woods (facing Rt 9)
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:23 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Garden State Parkway Overpass
Title:  Garden State Parkway Overpass
Description:  Looking towards Ocean City, the GSP passes overhead
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:08 PM
Location:  Palermo, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Garden State Parkway Overpass
Title:  Garden State Parkway Overpass
Description:  Just under the Parkway overpass (facing the mainland), the roadbed now heads out into the marsh
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:22 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Garden State Parkway overpass in the distance
Title:  Garden State Parkway overpass in the distance
Description:  Standing on the former roadbed, looking back towards the GSP overpass and the mainland
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:09 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Sun Bleached Ties
Title:  Sun Bleached Ties
Description:  All that remains are the former ties that onced carried passengers to the seashore (GSP in the distance)
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:21 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Sole Fishplate
Title:  Sole Fishplate
Description:  Of the hundreds of ties that remain on the former roadbed, this was the only fishplate that had not been removed
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:21 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Bridge on the Ocean City Branch
Title:  Bridge on the Ocean City Branch
Description:  Another view of the small bridge, looking back towards the mainland
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:10 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Bridge over one of the small creeks out in the marshes
Title:  Bridge over one of the small creeks out in the marshes
Description:  Not far from the Parkway overpass stands this small bridge spanning a creek in the marshes
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:09 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Another view of the bridge
Title:  Another view of the bridge
Description:  Standing on the former roadbed, looking towards the mainland
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:11 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Former roadbed
Title:  Former roadbed
Description:  With the small bridge in the foreground, this shot is facing the mainland
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:12 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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The mainland in the distance
Title:  The mainland in the distance
Description:  The great span of marshland separating Ocean City and the mainland of NJ
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:20 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Former signal poll
Title:  Former signal poll
Description:  Looking towards Ocean City with what remains of the former poll that once held the semaphore
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:12 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Signal Poll
Title:  Signal Poll
Description:  An old signal poll rusting away out in the marshes. (facing the mainland)
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:13 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Start of the sole remaining rail on the Ocean City Branch
Title:  Start of the sole remaining rail on the Ocean City Branch
Description:  The beginning of the only section of rail left on the Ocean City branch in the marsh (bridge in foreground, looking towards OC)
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:19 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Final bridge spanning a creek before Crook Horn
Title:  Final bridge spanning a creek before Crook Horn
Description:  The rails remain, although badly mangled on this bridge leading to the island before Crook Horn Creek
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:14 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Bridge prior to Crook Horn
Title:  Bridge prior to Crook Horn
Description:  Standing atop the final bridge before the island leading to the once Crook Horn Movable Bridge
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:15 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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On the bridge with Ocean City behind
Title:  On the bridge with Ocean City behind
Description:  Looking back at where the Ocean City branch broke into the marshes from the mainland
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:17 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Twisted Iron
Title:  Twisted Iron
Description:  Close up view of the severely twisted rails across the bridge
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:18 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Badly Mangled Rails
Title:  Badly Mangled Rails
Description:  "End of the line" for me! Due to the years of unsuse and fast moving currents at high tide, the badly damaged rails prevent any access to the small island that led to Crook Horn Bridge
Photo Date:  5/26/2012  Upload Date: 10/31/2013 11:07:16 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Across the channel
Title:  Across the channel
Description:  Standing in Ocean City and looking across Crook Horn Creek at the former bridge approach. Although hard to make out, rails are still visible in the overgrowth
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:39 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Utility Support
Title:  Utility Support
Description:  This "platform" once supported the electrical transformers that were used to supply power to Crook Horn Bridge. It was painted red in recent years
Photo Date:  11/26/2015  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 7:05:34 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Looking back into Ocean City
Title:  Looking back into Ocean City
Description:  With Crook Horn Creek behind, this view shows the roadbed from the former bridge into the island
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:40 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Interlocking lever
Title:  Interlocking lever
Description:  Part of the interlocking mechanism for the signal and smashboard, now covered in poison ivy
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:38 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Rusting away
Title:  Rusting away
Description:  Interlocking piping still in the stand and rusted guide wheel
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:37 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Smashboard Base
Title:  Smashboard Base
Description:  All that remains of the smashboard stand
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:37 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Rusted mechanisms
Title:  Rusted mechanisms
Description:  Part of the semaphore and smashboard interlocking mechanisms
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:36 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Looking towards NJ's mainland
Title:  Looking towards NJ's mainland
Description:  Crook Horn Bridge once stood just pass the bushes and shrubs that now dot the former roadbed
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:35 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Former semaphore stand
Title:  Former semaphore stand
Description:  Although badly rusted, the finial still remains atop of the old semaphore poll
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:32 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Close up of the semaphore poll
Title:  Close up of the semaphore poll
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Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:33 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Base of the semaphore stand
Title:  Base of the semaphore stand
Description:  Part of the access ladder still remains at the foot of the semaphore stand
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:34 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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View towards Crook Horn
Title:  View towards Crook Horn
Description:  Standing on the roadbed and looking towards Crook Horn with the old bridge access road to the left
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:31 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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The curve into Ocean City
Title:  The curve into Ocean City
Description:  At about 52nd Street, one can look back and still notice the curve of the former line into Ocean City
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:29 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Overgrown roadbed in Ocean City
Title:  Overgrown roadbed in Ocean City
Description:  Standing at about 51st Street in Ocean City and looking towards Crook Horn
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:27 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Along Haven Ave
Title:  Along Haven Ave
Description:  Sections of intact track remain along Haven Ave. Much of it has been "landscaped" into private gardens by the local residents.
Photo Date:  11/26/2015  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 7:09:31 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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At 48th St
Title:  At 48th St
Description:  Looking north along the former RoW in Ocean City along Haven Ave & 48th St
Photo Date:  11/26/2015  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 7:11:00 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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10th Street Station
Title:  10th Street Station
Description:  With the rails long since removed, the former train station now serves NJT bus passengers
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:42 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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10th Street Station
Title:  10th Street Station
Description:  Under the overhang on the platform at the former rail station in Ocean City
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:43 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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10th Street Station
Title:  10th Street Station
Description:  Inside the station which now serves bus passengers, rather than rail
Photo Date:  5/27/2012  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:18:44 AM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Ben Kranefeld
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Ocean City Station
Title:  Ocean City Station
Description:  In 2016, the city restored the turret that was part of the Reading Railroad's original design. The turret had been removed in the 1940s.
Photo Date:  9/11/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 3:35:26 PM
Location:  Ocean City, NJ
Author:  Robert Kranefeld
Categories:  Station
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