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njvike
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« Reply #60 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:25pm »
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Looking towards Kearny

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« Reply #61 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:37pm »
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I wonder just how busy this line was between freight and passenger service.

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« Reply #62 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:39pm »
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To Kearny Station

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« Reply #63 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:44pm »
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There was a station in Kearny and the book mentions somewhere between Passaic and Kearny Avenues which is where I was. I want to say there were stairs to this station but am I in the right place?

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« Reply #64 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:45pm »
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Where the station might have been looking towards Newark.

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« Reply #65 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:48pm »
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The first regular stop from either Hoboken or JC was Davis Avenue. Unfortunately, nothing remains.

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« Reply #66 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:50pm »
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On Davis avenue.

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« Reply #67 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:52pm »
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These tracks look like they have been out for years. When was the last time a train did operate in this area?

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« Reply #68 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:53pm »
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Looking towards JC and Hoboken

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« Reply #69 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 3:59pm »
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Once again my camera has made someone very curious. I met Chester, a WWII veteran doesn't remember when trains ran here but when he hits the lottery he intends on purchasing this land and opening up a canal. I couldn't convince him to operate a short line RR or Trolley  

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« Reply #71 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 3:14pm »
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   Holy mackeral,
 
   What terrific and sort of sad pictures. As I said in the NY&GL thread, my Grand Father took the Newark branch to Bellville from Paterson every day. Your photos sparked my memory. He would go to and reboard the train to come home at Mill St station. I remember clearly him speaking of that station. He would walk to the shop that he worked in. I don't remember what street that was on though.
 
   Thanks for the great photos.
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #72 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 4:45pm »
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Bruce,
 
I'm so glad you and others enjoy this. I love exploring these lines. I wish I could go back and see these trains in those busy days  


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« Reply #73 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 6:45pm »
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The picture of your friends sitting down IS the location of the Erie/ EL station...
I don't remember when it was knocked down BUT I was inside the building in the early 1970s, there was a freight agent assigned there at that time, he gave me a copy of a 1972 "Official Guide" ...as for specific dates, I don't have them..sorry


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« Reply #74 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 6:55pm »
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Woah, Cool shots as always!
Auctaully most of that line doesn't look that bad..... I've seen worse still in use!  


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« Reply #75 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 9:38pm »
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on Apr 7th, 2006, 6:45pm, el3681 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The picture of your friends sitting down IS the location of the Erie/ EL station...
I don't remember when it was knocked down BUT I was inside the building in the early 1970s, there was a freight agent assigned there at that time, he gave me a copy of a 1972 "Official Guide" ...as for specific dates, I don't have them..sorry

 
 
Thanks so much for clarifying this for me. I was still scratching my head as to where it could be. What about the medical building? Was this part of the Erie?
 
Thanks again.


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« Reply #76 on: Apr 7th, 2006, 9:42pm »
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on Apr 7th, 2006, 6:55pm, BC_and_A_railway wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Woah, Cool shots as always!
Auctaully most of that line doesn't look that bad..... I've seen worse still in use!  

 
Thanks BC&A.
 
I still have more to finish on the NY&GL. I would like to start the Orange Branch and Caldwell Branches. Away we go.


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« Reply #77 on: Apr 16th, 2006, 10:38am »
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on Apr 6th, 2006, 9:32am, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I didn't stop at Paterson Junction as I was in a hurry. Anything to see there?

 
Ken, Paterson Jct is a very interesting spot. I moved out of Clifton nearly 13 years ago but it probably hasn't changed much at the Jct.  
 
Before the merger and re-alignment, the Newark branch ran underneath Lackawanna's Booton Line and down what is now Kuller Road. If you turn down Kuller from Paulison Ave you'll pass the concrete bridge on your left that the branch once ran under before it was tied into the Lackawanna above.....thought you'd like to know....


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on Apr 16th, 2006, 10:38am, EL_nino wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Ken, Paterson Jct is a very interesting spot. I moved out of Clifton nearly 13 years ago but it probably hasn't changed much at the Jct.  
 
Before the merger and re-alignment, the Newark branch ran underneath Lackawanna's Booton Line and down what is now Kuller Road. If you turn down Kuller from Paulison Ave you'll pass the concrete bridge on your left that the branch once ran under before it was tied into the Lackawanna above.....thought you'd like to know....

 
Thanks for the information. I always appreciate it.


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« Reply #79 on: May 12th, 2006, 10:14am »
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on Apr 6th, 2006, 2:44pm, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just a little down the road there's a yard belonging to some company where you can see the remains of many tracks one of which leads to the bridge

 
 
Interesting photo angle.  It reminds me of several RR bridges no longer in use over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.  Anyway, regarding the Newark Branch, I commuted to Rutgers Newark in the fall of 1966, and the bus would be delayed by passenger traffic on the way.  I used to go to Muscara Music in Belleville, and would also be greeted by passenger traffic and occasional freight.  I never minded being stopped at grade for a train!


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