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Erie3319
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« Reply #60 on: Dec 25th, 2010, 1:53pm »
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THE ROCKAWAY LOOP Circa 1932
 
The "loop" between Denville and Dover via Rockaway was the Morris & Essex Railroad's original mainline.  With the construction of the Boonton Branch via Paterson, the line from East Dover Junction to Denville became the preferred route, and the original line via Rockaway gradually faded into insignificance, however much of the right of way may still be traced today.
 



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on Dec 25th, 2010, 1:53pm, Erie3319 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
THE ROCKAWAY LOOP Circa 1932
 
The "loop" between Denville and Dover via Rockaway was the Morris & Essex Railroad's original mainline.  With the construction of the Boonton Branch via Paterson, the line from East Dover Junction to Denville became the preferred route, and the original line via Rockaway gradually faded into insignificance, however much of the right of way may still be traced today.
 

 
Neat! What is that big yard on the left of the map (Mill Brook side)?


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« Reply #62 on: Dec 26th, 2010, 6:03am »
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ERIE3319 -
 
You jogged memories of watching the action at Denville Junction about 40 years ago. I can still remember the ground shaking as westbound EL manifests and NJT GE's would come rumbling up the Boonton Line from Mountain Lakes.  
 
Haven't been back there since -- is the wye end of the "loop" still in use for turning and/or storage?
 
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
 
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« Reply #63 on: Dec 26th, 2010, 5:56pm »
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I grew up in Rockaway and love to go to Denville and watch the same U-boats and green MU's, but by then they were owned by NJT........I have been to Denville in the last year or two, but I don't know if the wye gets used much if at all anymore, except for MOW stuff storage.  
 
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on Dec 25th, 2010, 10:27pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Neat! What is that big yard on the left of the map (Mill Brook side)?

 
E. Dover yard. Still there, to an extent. Was once the location of shops and a coal storage plant. Check the Taber books for info/pictures.
 
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