Jersey Central Sand Train, May 1st, 1967

Despite the cessation of passenger service in the 1950s, the Jersey Central continued to run trains carrying raw materials as sand and clay through Beachwood into the 1970s. Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station was built with equipment and materials that traveled by this rail line in the 1960s.

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Pictured here is one such “sand train” taken May 1st, 1967, along Railroad Avenue. The photographer is presently unknown.

We’re always on the lookout for more photos of the trains through Beachwood – should you have any you’d like to share, please write beachwoodhistoricalalliance@gmail.com.

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One thought on “Jersey Central Sand Train, May 1st, 1967

  1. I remember the tracks, but there were trees when I went there, it created a quiet hidden spot to sit with a friend.

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