Things to do this weekend! Come ride our small historic replica trains that go through the woods here in New Gretna. There is even a Steam Engine that uses real coal. We have tracks all through the woods mapped like the Tuckerton Rail Road. This is the mini recreation of this RailRoad. These tracks contain Station Stops that represent the towns that the Tuckerton Rail Road actually took. There is 3000ft of track laid throughout the park here. We are adding more tracks and making changes all year. All work here is volunteer.


The Tuckerton RR trains (in New Gretna) run every weekend of the year, on Oak Ave which is accross from the Methodist Church.
Weather permitting...

Our Mission:
The mission of the New Jersey Shore Live Steamers is to allow our visitors an opportunity to experience the services the Tuckerton railroad provided along the Jersey Coast, inland from 1871 to 1936. Our Coal Powered Steam Locomotives, and other small trains, are built on a 1/8th scale and our cars can carry 18 passengers at a time. These Locomotives are built by us and maintained by the donations of our visitors. We are a NON-Profit Organization, run solely by volunteers. This makes our project unique and is not offered anywhere else in the United States.

We educate our visitors on how important the Tuckerton Railroad was in the development of this area before the advent of the automobile, truck and airplane. Our visitors will be invited to join and participate in all aspects and programs. Our small scale trains are designed not only for children, but for young at heart adults as well. Riding our trains is free, but because we are a non-profit oganization, run only by volunteers, donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.

Our Location:
We are located within the Township Park called The Woods of New Gretna. This 65 acre park also provides hiking and biking trails.

From areas North:
Take Exit 52, New Gretna off the Garden State Parkway South. Left at the end of the ramp towards U.S. Rte 9 South. Then, at intersection, right onto U.S.9, go through traffic light (rte 679, Maple Ave) and make a right onto Oak Ave, across from the Methodist Church.

From areas South:
Take exit 50 of the Garden State Parkway North, New Gretna. Follow Rte 9 North into New Gretna and make a left turn onto Oak Ave, across from the Methodist Church.

From Hammonton:
Follow rte 542, past Batsto State Park all the way to New Gretna, where rte 542 meets Rte 9 at the gas station. Follow rte 9 for approximately 2000' and make a (hard to see) left turn onto Oak Ave, across from the Methodist Church.

11 Oak Avenue Bass River, New Jersey

Call 1 (609) 234-6218


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