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« on: May 1st, 2015, 8:24am »
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1000 feet long and 175 feet high and weighing 5,000,000 pounds, the structure was known as The Viaduct of the North County Railroad Company.  Powered by steam it could lower and raise passenger trolleys connecting to the railroad ferry to
also connect to the Guttenburg racetrack.  After the race track was closed the Viaduct was torn down by Henry A. Hitner's Sons Company of Philadelphia in 1900 and replaced by the trolley line along side Pershing Road.


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Hmm, OK, but that had nothing to do with the West Shore or the NYC....When you said "Weehaken Elevator", I assumed you meant this -


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« Reply #2 on: May 7th, 2015, 2:38pm »
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I thought it was the NYC elevator also. That is very interesting. I have never heard of that structure and I always assumed that the trolley line up to the top was always there. - wow

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