Just announced, special Birding Motorcar trips out of Cape May station October 1st, 2nd,
8th, 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 29th. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. First trip each day at 8 am then every hour on the hour until 2 pm. Trip lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Regular sight seeing with historical narration trips are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Trip lasts 45 minutes.
For tickets or more information call 973-238-0555 and leaving a message for a call back or just come to Cape May station starting at 7:30 am on the day of the trip.
On line ticketing coming soon.
Minimum passenger height restriction of 36" for all trips.
Click images to enlarge.
These trips are being operated by the CMSL for the benefit of The Volunteer Railroader Association Inc. Please come out and join us these weekends this fall.
The Volunteer Railroader Association Inc. is not affiliated with Cape May Welcome Center. These rides are not part of the daily operations that take place at the Cape May Welcome Center. Please make sure you make plans to park off site; NO parking at train station. If you are there more than 30 minutes you can be ticketed.
Our mission is to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of and awareness about historic railroad right of way, rolling stock and other related items. Also to educate the public through our many events about the history and future need for railroad operations.
As a group we get involved in the operation of all sorts of railroad related projects. We run passenger trains, own and operate six motor cars and lease and maintain the historic New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Hawthorne New Jersey station. We are heavily involved in the creation of the future New Jersey Transportation Museum through our membership in the NJ based United Railroad Historical Society. We ask that our members get involved.
|Notable VRA trips:|
|1993||Tri-State Railway Historical Society & SVA trip on the NYS&W to Baird's Farm.|
|1997||VRA sponsor a "Fall Foliage" trip on the NYS&W from Hawthorne to Baird's Farm.|
|2000||Naval Weapons Station - Earle. Ran 4 trains…on a 3 mile pier at the annual Summerfest. “…A special thanks goes to the VRA for assembling their experienced crew members…”|
|2005||Honesdale Railroad excursion - about 40 motorcars to Honesdale to Lackawaxen.|
We're working on the NYS&W Hawthorne station restoration Saturdays on a regular basis. We need to work around the outside of the building doing lots of different things.
At left is the station with exterior restoration, painting, gutters & landscaping completed. Click image to enlarge
80 Royal Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506-1810
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