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For a Wonderful Vacation, Go by Train!
February 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$12
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.