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Plainfield New Jersey, CRR of NJ.
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« on: Mar 7th, 2016, 9:43am »
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At a train show yesterday I got 5 different Post cards on this station. The Jersey Central Historical Society show at Mother Seaton High School.I also have some of my own photos of this station From 2 years ago. The majority of the station views here are Links that usually don't open anymore to the station. I couldn't find Plainfield here after going through 43 pages of posts. So I made my own posting on this station.
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Photo is of my postcard showing this East bound station when you look at it from the parking lot side.
 
This post card was never used.


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* A second postcard view same east bound station from track side.
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This card also is unused.
 


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This next postcard view is from the south of the station. Both east and west bound stations and covered walkways are seen.  
The Card is used and dated July 21,1908.
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Here is one of my photos of Plainfield station. 2014
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Nice postcards Frank. You are correct, there was no Plainfield page, just one for Plainfield, IL .
 
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on Mar 7th, 2016, 12:16pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice postcards Frank. You are correct, there was no Plainfield page, just one for Plainfield, IL .
 
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Henry it takes a long time to go through 44 pages of posts. I was smart enough to write down other NJ stations I might be interested in. Hate to go through that again.  
* By the way I didn't see Mauch Chunk PA CRR 0f NJ, LV and P&R. Or Allentown PA . Did I miss something  
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Bookmark this page because it isn't linked anywhere:
 
http://forums.railfan.net/stations.cgi
 
It is a quick and dirty search utility for this board. It is based on one that I wrote to perform some administrative functions on this board that has the admin functions stripped out of it.
 
There are no guarantees with it, caveat emptor
 
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* A little over 1/4 mile east of the Plainfield railroad station is still standing a Freight station . This freight station was there before the CRR of NJ raised the tracks through Plainfield. I have 3 photos but will only post 2. The first photo is of the building from the North-West. The north side being to the left. The west to the right with the office door and car on that side.  
* The freight station is a old style all brick building of two stories only on the west end. It has a Jenkins gabled roof of a type seen on other stations. The camera has dated the photo as 12-23-2014 12:03 PM. To bad they allow those vines to grow and destroy the bricks mortar. The vines should be taken off and this west wall re-pointed.  
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The second photo is of the south side to the right of the first photo. The photo shows the old railroad track that was used to bring box cars to the arched doors of this south side of the building, where the freight cars were unloaded. All doors and windows have been removed and bricked over, sealing these openings. There was a freight yard to the south of this building,to the right. Now where only a two track main line remains operational now. I do think that the brick work of this building is excellent. It would be great to see old photos of this building when it was a freight station.
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