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OLD PHOTOS: Manchester's Blue Comet

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From Ocean County, Four Centuries in the Making, by Pauline S. Miller:

Local John Wesley was an engineer on the New Jerset Southern Railroad. He operated a locomotive until he retired, and after serving as an engineer of the Blue Comet. The train engine, which ran through the area, was one of the fastest on any railroad.

Mike L January 09, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Excellent......we need to know about our heritage in the area. Some people think that the Garden State Parkway was always here! Did you know that there was Pizza shop where the north bound jug handle of Route 166 is today, and Route 37 wasn't always known as that!
Tom Davis (Editor) January 09, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Thank you, sir...we also welcome any and all submissions..
Cosma January 09, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Very cool pic.... it's a breath of fresh air to get away from all the negativity.
Billabong January 09, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Tom, any word on if this site is getting another editor since Greg is now writing for Toms River? The historical pieces are nice but it seems there was more current news when Greg was handling Manchester. Thanks.
Tom Davis (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Greg has been promoted to Toms River, but now we're in a sharing arrangement in which there's not one editor assigned to the site. I'm sorry about that, but we are trying to cover as much breaking and current news as we can.
SANDY PARISI January 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Wish the entire staff the best.
Raymond Baron January 12, 2013 at 02:59 PM
i always look forward to reading the Patch. It really is the only good source of news out here. I even forward the emails to my Dad in Florida who own lakefront property at Pine Lake fro the early 50's until 1988. lot's has changed since I was a kid but feel good to now be a permanent resident of the area again!

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