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njvike
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Lackawanna Cut-off (Columbia to Port Morris)
 
« on: Jul 7th, 2004, 8:25pm »
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If you interested in this subject, the book store in Newton on Spring street has only several copies left of:
 
"A Penny View... an album of postcard views: Building the Lackawanna Cutoff in Sussex and Warren Counties,NJ
 
The work that went into this project is simply amazing.
 
There are two other books still in stock at the bookstore in Newton or in the bookstore in Byram (located next to the Shop rite) that has two volumes of "Railroads in Sussex County"
 
Great old pictures of what the county was like and the trains that ran through these counties


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 8th, 2004, 11:01am »
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  You definetly have sold me NJVike.  I hope more people read this post.
on Jul 7th, 2004, 8:25pm, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If you interested in this subject, the book store in Newton on Spring street has only several copies left of:
 
"A Penny View... an album of postcard views: Building the Lackawanna Cutoff in Sussex and Warren Counties,NJ
 
The work that went into this project is simply amazing.
 
There are two other books still in stock at the bookstore in Newton or in the bookstore in Byram (located next to the Shop rite) that has two volumes of "Railroads in Sussex County"
 
Great old pictures of what the county was like and the trains that ran through these counties



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« Reply #2 on: Jul 8th, 2004, 3:52pm »
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on Jul 8th, 2004, 11:01am, Eddie M. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
  You definetly have sold me NJVike.  I hope more people read this post.

 
Eddie,
 
I posted it in as many places (on-topic) as possible without trying to appear as a spammer which of course I'm not but I felt that there are people like me or us that want to learn as much as possible and these books aren't very common; at least that's what I'm noticing.
 
Ken


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« Reply #3 on: Aug 18th, 2004, 9:39am »
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Dear njvike,
 
Actually there are a few other excellent books on railroading in northwestern NJ.  Thomas Taber's three-volume set on the Lackawanna is the definitive piece on the Cut-Off--it also covers the rest of the DL&W system--but Lowenthal's and Greenberg's "Lackawanna Railroad in Northwest New Jersey" also covers the Cut-Off in great detail and is overall better researched (more reliable) in that regard.  "Mine Railroads of Northwest New Jersey" (I think that's the title, by the same authors) also covers the lesser-known branches in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.  These books have been in and out of print for sometime, but I'm sure that if you can't order them directly over the phone or on-line that you can obtain them at a train show in the area.
 
Chuck


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« Reply #4 on: Aug 22nd, 2004, 6:56pm »
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on Aug 18th, 2004, 9:39am, Chuck_walsh wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Dear njvike,
 
Actually there are a few other excellent books on railroading in northwestern NJ.  Thomas Taber's three-volume set on the Lackawanna is the definitive piece on the Cut-Off--it also covers the rest of the DL&W system--but Lowenthal's and Greenberg's "Lackawanna Railroad in Northwest New Jersey" also covers the Cut-Off in great detail and is overall better researched (more reliable) in that regard.  "Mine Railroads of Northwest New Jersey" (I think that's the title, by the same authors) also covers the lesser-known branches in Morris, Sussex and Warren counties.  These books have been in and out of print for sometime, but I'm sure that if you can't order them directly over the phone or on-line that you can obtain them at a train show in the area.
 
Chuck

 
Chuck,
 
Thanks for the reply. I will do a search on them.
 
Meantime, I'm going exploring next weekend to see if there are any remains on the NYS&W "HanfordBranch" and also looking forward to seeing the Green Pond Jct.


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« Reply #5 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:35pm »
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Blairstown St - Now privately owned.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:38pm »
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Blairstown St - 03/04

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« Reply #7 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:41pm »
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Greendel Station 03/04

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:44pm »
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Platform at Greendel station. Telegraph poles still exist.

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« Reply #9 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:50pm »
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To Roseville Tunnel in Andover

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« Reply #10 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:56pm »
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Looking towards west to Johnsonburg.

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 8:58pm »
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Inside the station

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:01pm »
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A view of the mighty cut-off in Andover

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:02pm »
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Same location

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:05pm »
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Next stop - Johnsonburg

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« Reply #15 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:08pm »
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For the life of me, I'll never undersatand this and perhaps, this is a good thing. To spend so much time hauling and removing the junk, and quite possible doing damage to their vehicle, wouldn't it be cheaper to bring it to the dump  

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« Reply #16 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:10pm »
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The ROW is used today by motorcycles and ATVs. Unlawfully, of course.

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« Reply #17 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:13pm »
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Johnsonburg Station still in good shape. Structure, that is.

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:15pm »
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I don't know what the fate of this and other stations will be if NJT reopens the cut-off  

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« Reply #19 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 9:17pm »
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Why do the most remote locations bring out the artists  

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