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DL&W Montclair station
 
« on: Jul 2nd, 2016, 10:52pm »
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All:
 
Are there any photos or track plans showing the Lackawanna's engine facilities at Montclair, made redundant by the M&E electrification of 1930?
 
Any photos of the roundhouse/turntable/coaling facilities?
 
Any info is appreciated....thank you in advance......
 
"L.F.L."


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 2nd, 2016, 11:57pm »
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Have a look at these DL&W maps from 1916/1917 made for a track relocation/station improvement project:
 
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-16-16/X0598.jpg
 
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-16-16/X0599.jpg
 
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Re: DL&W Montclair station
 
« Reply #2 on: Jul 3rd, 2016, 12:20am »
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on Jul 2nd, 2016, 11:57pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Have a look at these DL&W maps from 1916/1917 made for a track relocation/station improvement project:
 
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-16-16/X0598.jpg
 
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-16-16/X0599.jpg
 
Henry

 
Henry:
 
Thank you!
 
I first visited the old Montclair depot in 1969 with my mother, who was going to visit my grandfather, who had just been admitted to a local hospital; by that late date, the station had clearly seen better days. By that time, the historic stub-ended depot was only seeing rush hour trains each weekday.
 
I distinctly remember tracks that were clearly OOS, as well as old signs reading "NEXT TRAIN FOR NEW YORK"; that had obviously been out of service for quite some time.
 
It was a cloudy Friday afternoon, the same day that former President Eisenhower had passed away; the overall atmosphere about the station was a distinct one of a grand era of rail travel long since dead and gone.
 
With frequent suburban service to and from Hoboken, this station had to be quite a show during the steam era!
 
I still regret NJT's abandonment of that stately old depot.....
 
"L.F.L."


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« Reply #3 on: Jul 3rd, 2016, 6:10am »
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Henry/All:
 
The old DL&W terminal at Montclair (like a number of other suburban depots) was/is a classic example of just how seriously the railroad took its image to the public.
 
Not only did the Montclair station reflect a prosperous community, it also recalled a more genteel era in society in general, an era in which public buildings could (and often were) magnificent structures in their own right, showcasing the fine talents of both designers and architects of that time.
 
The "Road Of Phoebe Snow" was a fine hallmark of that long-ago era in rail history.....
 
"L.F.L."


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As can be seen here in this undated view, the interlocking tower that serviced the old DL&W terminal at Montclair had long since been closed and boarded up.
 
The station itself is just out of the picture at left.
 
It is evident that, like many of the stations, the DL&W's towers reflected a railroad where heavy-duty construction and handsome styling were the hallmarks....
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/bldg/el-montclair-ajg.jpg
 
(courtesy: fallenbflags.org)


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