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Map of NJ railroads - need some help
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SPUI
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Map of NJ railroads - need some help
 
« on: Mar 9th, 2004, 1:27am »
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I've been working on a map of all the railroads that have existed in New Jersey:
http://web.mit.edu/spui/www/temp/nj.pdf
And a northeast NJ blowup - not nearly finished yet:
http://web.mit.edu/spui/www/temp/bergen.pdf
I would appreciate any information, especially with branch names. I'd also like any information on the Trenton-Princeton Traction Co - it appears this carried freight after it was abandoned as a passenger railway.
Thanks for any information.
 
By the way, I'm planning on renumbering all the lines once I'm sure I have it as I want it.


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Re: Map of NJ railroads - need some help
 
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28th, 2004, 8:47am »
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Very impressive  
 
The only railroad I can think of that is not reflected on this map is the Union Transportation Company (UTC) which ran through Monmouth County.
 
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SPUI
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Re: Map of NJ railroads - need some help
 
« Reply #2 on: May 5th, 2004, 9:38pm »
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The UTC was, as far as I can tell, made up of PRR-owned lines that are on the map.

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Re: Map of NJ railroads - need some help
 
« Reply #3 on: May 21st, 2004, 9:35am »
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Great map!  One comment about the Rockaway Valley RR (#16)...from the map it appears that the line connected with the DL&W a mile or so west of the present Morristown station.  That connection was never realized, however.  Actually some grading did occur between Watnong (the northern terminus of the RVRR, about a mile from the Morristown Line) and the proposed connection with the DL&W (in a park whose name now escapes me), but as far as I know no standard guage track was ever laid.  (Part of the ROW is still visible in parts near Watnong, but disappears the closer one gets to the Morristown Line.) This section of the line would have had a ruling grade of 8%(!), and it's unclear whether the DL&W would have permitted any there interchange anyway.  Unfortunately for the RVRR they ran out of money before they could complete the extension, and the rest of the line down to White House was already in infamously bad shape, leading to the abandonment of the entire line about 1915.  I think the tracks came up around 1920.  Be that as it may, I might suggest indicating on the map that that short section was never built (dotted lines?).

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Re: Map of NJ railroads - need some help
 
« Reply #4 on: May 21st, 2004, 11:29am »
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If you would like to see an old map of RR in NJ try:
 
http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/HISTORICALMAPS/RAILROADS/RR_of_NJ.jpg


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 4th, 2016, 8:10am »
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on May 21st, 2004, 11:29am, tehayes wrote:       (Click here for original message)
If you would like to see an old map of RR in NJ try:
 
http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/HISTORICALMAPS/RAILROADS/RR_of_NJ.jpg

 
* It is to bad this named historic map, did not name the track sections by the original railroads name. They chose the corporate takeover names, over the railroads that were originally chartered and built this network of rails. Now that would be a historic railroad map.  
 frank
 
Oh and this link to the map still works.


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