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trolley graveyard is no more

Some time during the summer most of the trolleys, cars and buses were hauled off by persons unknown. A local neighbor says about 2-3 days were spent with cranes, flatbeds and dumpsters, cutting up the pieces of the old hulks and disposing of them. He’s not sure who it was, why it was done or even who owns the property. These are probably the last pics anyone will see of the Trolley Graveyard… they were taken a few months before the wrecks were hauled away on a return trip I had made to the trolley graveyard.

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The Trolley Graveyard

The Delaware Valley Short Line Museum was dedicated to both trolley cars and railroad cars and from what I’ve read their collection was fairly large. Located in Tansboro, NJ at some point in the late 60’s they decided to move to Jobstown. Unfortunately for the museum owners, they never bothered to consult with the town. When the town found out what the plan was, they established some sort of an ordinance that forbid the museum from operating.

My information is sketchy but apparently the owner split into two groups: the Penn’s Landing Trolley line, and Buckingham Valley Trolley.¬† Some of the museum pieces were shipped to Philly, but most were left in Jobstown, unprotected. Eventually they went bankrupt, and the pieces at both the Jobstown site & in Philadelphia were eventually destroyed thru a combination of weather, ¬†arson, and vandalism.

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Mays Landing Brick Company

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Old barn and tractor

Found this old barn on what is now some sort of public park land property. Wonder how old the tractor is?

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Winslow Junction

Winslow Junction was once part of a very important railline, serving southern NJ and the corrider into Philadelphia. About 30 years ago the two main rail lines in the area were abandoned by the rail companies. These trains are NOT abandoned, though they look it. When I stopped by there were a half dozen guys around working on, in, and around these rusting monsters.

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Twin trains

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