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NJelfan
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« on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:36pm »
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Just woundering when are we going to get our museum in phillipsburg.?

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 9:06am »
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Good luck with that, ain't gonna happen. The best NJ will ever have is the "rust yard" in Boonton.

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 9:40am »
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   I've been away from NJ, and Paterson in particular, for so long now, but I have often wondered why a RR museum had never been established with  the Rogers building as a center piece. The Grant and Cooke locomotive works were also located in the same area(buildings were already gone when I was a kid in the late fortys). Just a fleeting thought on this thread topic!
 
   Bruce R.


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« Reply #3 on: Dec 4th, 2012, 3:31pm »
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Because it'd be in Paterson, that's why!

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 12th, 2012, 7:51pm »
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   Well Doc, thank you for your friendly response to my comment. I can tell your not too fond of Paterson, NJ. Neither am I. And I was born and raised there! But it does have a whole bunch of mechanical history, particularly the locomotive building industry. Its a miracle that the Rogers building is still there on the corner of Spruce Street and Market Streets.
 
   Not everyone in the rail enthusiast hobby is aware that two very famous locomotives, the General and the Texas were built across the street from each other. One slightly older than the other. The 'General", a Rogers product and the 'Texas', a Cooke locomotive.(Built slightly south of the Rogers bldg. on Spruce Street). BTW, the 'Texas' is housed in a building in Grant Pk,, Atlanta, Ga.
 
   It is a shame that a city with so much history pertaining to the industrial revolution in this country, especially locomotive production, has so little interest in preserving that history.
 
   Bruce F. Raykiewicz II
   former State of New Jersey Tercentenary Representative  
 
      


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« Reply #5 on: Jul 15th, 2016, 9:18am »
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With the last post being made in Dec of 2012 and this being July of 2016 is it polite to ask " WHAT IS HAPPENING"? Or should I ask " Did anything happen ? Is anyone out there that has a new roomer to post !
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 16th, 2016, 11:13am »
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Roomer?

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