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For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train!

February 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sunday February 19th

For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train! Railroads, Tourism, and Commuters at the Jersey Shore

By Bill Elwell 2PM-3PM Hotel Lounge

Nestled halfway between two of Americas most important cities, the Jersey Shore seems perfectly positioned to be a vacation destination. What was once desolate beachfront did not become a vacationing mecca overnight. Railroads were the defining factor in creating and shaping the development of the Shore as a center for everything from day trips to whole summer vacations. This work explores railroads and their effects on Jersey Shore vacationing, especially through the lens of railroad-publications.

About The Speaker
Bill Elwell is an adjunct professor of History at Monmouth University. He is a lifelong resident of Ocean County and a lifelong railfan and railroad historian.


February 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


InfoAge Lounge – Main Building
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, 07719 United States
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