Ride the Haunted Railroad in Bass River
All aboard for a ghostly train ride through the haunted woods of Bass River Township. The Jersey Shore Live Steam organization will run the small-gauge train ride all day from noon to 11 p.m. starting Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28, but Saturday's afternoon ride from noon to 5 p.m. is reserved for children with autism at no charge.
Proceeds from the $10 donation at other times is split between the Bass River Township Volunteer Fire Co. and Jersey Shore Live Steam.
As you travel the re-created Tuckerton railroad route, watch out for the passengers waiting to embark at the depots, including the ghosts of those lost in the Tuckahoe train disaster of 1920.
Children may ride the rails by themselves during the daylight hours, but after dark a parent or caretaker is required; it gets plenty scary. Will your screams be heard over the ghost train's whistle? Take a one-way ticket to Panicville and find out.
The Tuckerton Railroad is located in Bass River Woods Park off Route 9 and Oak Street, across from Allen’s Clam Bar. A sign on Route 9 alerts you where to turn. —P.J.