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« on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:12am »
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Well, after looking at the latest issue of the *Diamond" (published by the EL Historical Society) and being in the same area for the NY&GL, I though I would trace the Newark Branch.
 
Once again, the sources that were very helpful is the Diamond, SPV and DeLorme maps as well as "Railroad Stations of Northern NJ" by Robert W. Millmore.
 
Let's start from XW tower in Paterson and work towards Newark.


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:14am »
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I was told at one time these tracks were street-level. Anyone know when this bridge was put in?

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« Reply #2 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:16am »
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I couldn't get back there through the gates  

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:18am »
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Fences here too  

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:19am »
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Just as I was ready to climb this hill. Not sure how close I would have been but I'm glad I didn't make it.

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:21am »
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Not sure where they were going  

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« Reply #6 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:23am »
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Is there a tower still there  

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« Reply #7 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:32am »
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I didn't stop at Paterson Junction as I was in a hurry. Anything to see there?
 
Anyway, the next stop is the Athenia station in Clifton.


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:34am »
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I don't believe it is currently occupied.

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:40am »
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Members from the Sussex Conty RR club discuss the Newark Branch. According to my friend Bob, this station was used as a United States government quarantine station.
 
Here's a link you will be interested in reading:
 
http://www.cliftonhistory.org/july_1902.html


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« Reply #10 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:42am »
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Looking towards Paterson Jct.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:47am »
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Looking towards the next stop; Allwood Station

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:49am »
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Allwood Station now being used by VFW.

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:52am »
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The first stop in Clifton and is still in nice shape

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:53am »
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Looking towards Nutley

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« Reply #15 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 9:58am »
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Our first stop in Nutley is Franklin Avenue

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:03am »
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Here's where I get confused. I have been told by one resident that this building had nothing to do with the Railroad whatsoever and that the station stood about 100 yards further up. Another resident says this building is not the orginal station but was used by the RR pror to becoming a medical office.  
 
Robert Millmore's book shows what the station looked like in the 70s which is nothing like the picture I'm showing.
 
 


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« Reply #17 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:04am »
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Just another shot of the station ?

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« Reply #18 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:08am »
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Looking towards Alwood. Unfortunately I see more people using the tracks as a way of getting from Roche to Franklin Avenue  
 
Did Hoffman LaRoche ever use the Erie?


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« Reply #19 on: Apr 6th, 2006, 10:10am »
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My friends discussing where the station might have been. One person who resided there say this was where the original station was.

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