Author Topic: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train  (Read 5913 times)

Roger Cole

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Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« on: August 09, 2016, 12:54:25 AM »
I heard about a 2-foot train that used to run on a New Jersey beach.  I didn't see any reference to it in "US Two Footers" and thought it might be of interest to the forum members.
http://warofyesterday.blogspot.com/2009/05/beach-train.html

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Re: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 01:07:30 AM »
I remember it as a kid.  Shame that it's now lost forever.

Ira Schreiber

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Re: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2016, 07:10:47 PM »
It was strictly an amusement park type train. I think it was made by NAD (National Amusement Devices)

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Re: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 05:21:46 PM »
Something very much like the train in the photo was in a scrapyard in Berkeley Township, NJ until fairly recently when the scrapyard changed hands and much of the existing stock was carted off.

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Re: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 12:13:17 PM »
That little train is still floating around.

I know the guy that owns it so if you want send me an email to mail@ucsvroute.com and I can put you in touch.

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Re: Point Pleasant NJ Beach Train
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2016, 08:39:42 PM »
Do you know his plans for the train?  And how many engines/cars does he have?