Join the SEASHORE LINES...as we return to the glory days of railroading, when The Seashore's Finest Train, "THE BLUE COMET" ruled the rails!
From 1929 to 1941, the Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Blue Comet captivated onlookers and riders from New York to Atlantic City. The distinct blue and cream train was the pinnacle of travel to the New Jersey shore for a brief, but splendid time. With the arrival of the Great Depression, developments of new modes of transportation, highway expansion, and competition from the Pennsylvania Railroad, the iconic train made its final run on September 27, 1941.
Despite its short life, its glory has made it a unique and lasting memory in New Jersey history. From the people who were fortunate enough to ride it, to the individuals who saw it streaking through the pines, to its inclusion in The Sopranos, and its unique place in Pineland’s history, the Blue Comet still blazes a trail.
In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the 'last run' of the Blue Comet on September 27, 1941; the SEASHORE LINES will be hosting a special showing of the film De Luxe: The Tale of the Blue Comet (a documentary film by Dr. Robert A. Emmons, Jr.) at 7p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Kathedral Event Center in Hammonton, NJ.
At the end of the film, there will be an open forum for questions and discussion. Additionally, Blue Comet memorabilia will be on display, and special merchandise items will be available for purchase.
The SEASHORE LINES is pleased to present this unique, exciting, one of a kind event! Be sure to purchase your tickets now!