Steve Dunham’s Trains of Thought

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Pictures of Steve Dunham’s Blue Comet Lines Microsoft Train Simulator route

First track laid August 2006.

The route comprises the Jersey Central mainline from Jersey City to Atlantic City, plus the Jersey Central Seashore Branch, Sandy Hook, the New York & Long Branch from Red Bank to Bay Head, the Tuckerton Railroad, the Pennsy from Farmingdale to Manasquan, and the Pennsy from Lakehurst to Bay Head via Seaside. It is a free download from the TrainSim.com file library (access requires free registration). The route is an add-on to Microsoft Train Simulator. It also requires X-tracks and New Roads, both free downloads on Train-Sim.com. It was completed in September 2012.


Departing Atlantic City.



Storming into Hammonton.



Leaving the mainline at Winslow Junction.



The Tuckerton Railroad, at Whitings.



The Tuckerton Railroad, at Bamber.



The Tuckerton Railroad, at Barnegat.



The Tuckerton Railroad, at Manahawkin.



Crossing West Creek into West Creek.



Tuckerton.



Leaving Bay Head, traveling toward Seaside Park.



Arriving in Mantoloking.



Barnegat Pier station.



Leaving the Jersey City terminal.



Communipaw Curve.



Rolling under the Staten Island and the Goethals Bridge near Bayway.



33rd Street in Bayonne.



Rounding the curve near 8th Street in Bayonne.



The Newark Bay lift bridges.



Joining the mainline at Elizabethport.



Crossing Elizabeth Avenue.



The diamonds at Port Reading.



Rolling through Barber.



Passing the Anaconda plant in Perth Amboy.



The Raritan River bridge, looking toward South Amboy.



South Amboy electric coach yard (on the right; the tracks on the left lead toward the Raritan River bridge). One of my daughters thought the yard looked like “an unhappy place for trains” because all of the tracks ended.



The Navy pier in Raritan Bay.



Change at Matawan!



Atlantic Highlands Pier.



Another view of Atlantic Highlands Pier.



The scissors bridge at Highlands.



Between East Long Branch and West End.



Coming into Allenhurst.



Arriving in Asbury Park.



Crossing Shark River into Belmar.



Departing Belmar.



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