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My Homwtown Railroad changed from Soo Line to I & M Rail Link and is now Iowa, Chicago, and Eastern which is owned by Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern. I also like Soo Line, and CNW. I live in Muscatine, Iowa and I love Photos of Trains! Owen McCormick Muscatine, Iowa USA
Owen McCormick
Favorite RR's: Iowa, Chicago, & Eastern, Iowa Interstate, Soo Line, Union Pacific, CNW, BNSF, Burlington Northern, FURX, and all other Iowa Railroads
Muscatine, Iowa USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 20:39:44 (EST)
Very good web page. I'm a 27 year Amtrak employee 25 as a Supv. of the Bridge & Bldg. Dept.and N.Y. Division is where I work. Your PRR pages are good and I recog. some Supv. names on some track charts.Keep up the good work.
Charles R. Dochnahl <>
Favorite RR's: PRR,CNJ,ERIE,O&W,DL&W,NYC-&all other N. Eastern RR
Old Bridge, NJ USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 14:01:47 (EST)
Dear Sirs, Thank you for including the map for Rahway. You mention that these lines are abandoned. Do you know if this is true or What happened to George A. Clark.
Kelly <>
Favorite RR's: Rahway Valley Freight LIne
Houma, LA USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 01:32:46 (EST)
I worked for the NYSW as a signalman from 1989 to 1991.I miss it very much.
Jim Geoghegan <>
Favorite RR's: NYSW,EL,LV,D&H,CNJ,RDG,Conrail,LHR,LNE,etc....
Nutley, NJ USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 17:47:17 (EST)
Thanks for the much appreciated assistance.
Michael Carley
Favorite RR's: CNJ
Edinburgh, Scotland - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 15:37:57 (EST)
Nice site Hank. Your work on signals is most appreciated Vince
vince cockeram <>
Favorite RR's: Pennsy
las vegas, nv USA - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 23:18:47 (EST)
I entered this site looking for information on the RRRR, but to my dismay, or more probably, lack of knowledge, could find none.
peter haney <>
Favorite RR's: raritan river, rutland
Manchester, CT USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 14:25:42 (EST)
To Mike Wolf: Don't forget to make a few trains.
Darius Daniels <>
Favorite RR's: Penn, NY
Rochester, NY USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 14:48:25 (EST)
a very nice page
a. p. salamon jr <>
Favorite RR's: g.v. transportion
newtown, ct USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 12:57:54 (EST)
Great site!
Mike Gilitos <>
Favorite RR's: NYO&W, Erie, EL, LHR
New City, NY USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 17:51:11 (EST)
Ever hear of the Raritan River RR? Used to run from S. Amboy, I think to New Brunswick. I remember a small yard on Sanford St. & Commercial Ave. I can remember trains running to the Squibb plant on Georges Rd. My wife's grandfather told stories of how they would board a passenger train there in the summer & then connect with I think the PRR shore line and go to the beach for the day. I wonder if any one else recalls this line.
John Weber <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, LV, PRR, Reading
Elysburg, PA USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 21:24:08 (EST)
Excellent site, provides a tremendous amount of information.
J. Edwin Herbert <>
Favorite RR's: CRRNJ, PRSL & ELW
Toms River, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 07:51:58 (EST)
Very much enjoyed your website; thank you for your interest and efforts. My favorite railway now is the Milwaukee Road, especially the Coast and Idaho Divisions which rights-of-way are now hiker/bike trails with which I am very famliliar. However, I'm a Jersey boy at heart, having grown up within earshot of PRSL steamers and roamed the Jersey Central route through the Pines; always a pleasure to have memories stirred. Thanks again!
Favorite RR's: The Milwaukee Road
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 22:17:38 (EST)
Looking for information, pictures, brochures, etc. re:New Jersey Central RR and its involvement in the development of the Borough of Dunellen, NJ, Middlesex County.
Ted <>
Cranbury, NJ USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 13:31:22 (EDT)
Thanks for sharing the information. A wonderful resource.
Jim Blair <>
Favorite RR's: PRR
USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 08:51:09 (EDT)
I've enjoyed looking at the 1946 map with the line that ran up the North Jersey Coast (east of the current line between Bay Head and New York City). Our family house where I grew up in Long Branch, NJ was across the street from that line (line no longer exists). There was a station on that line two blocks south. It had been a passenger line, but when I was little we saw freight trains go by. There's a lot more on your website to look at. Thanks.
Marti Lewis <>
New York, NY USA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 01:03:29 (EDT)
Great site. I'll be back!!
Dick Hudson <>
Favorite RR's: PRSL CNJ PRR Reading
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 21:46:47 (EDT)
Well designed site. Nice work! You may find useful information for the following on my website: Hard Money Loans, Venture Capital, Bridge Funding, Angel Investors, all types of financing for start up and established businesses.
All types of loans for any purpose!
Wardell Brooks
USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 17:14:55 (EDT)
EXTON, PA USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 01:21:31 (EDT)
beautifull work. it´s only. thanks.
carlos sánchez moreno <>
puebla, puebla mexico - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 02:18:05 (EDT)
***Nice !!!! THX... several of us have diagrams, must dig out... bill*-*
Bill Strassner <>
Favorite RR's: NYC-PRR-CNJ-NY&LB-PC ( all employers except nyc)
Barnegat, NJ USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 14:52:00 (EDT)
Growing up in Baltimore, many of the big events of my childhood in the 50's involved riding trains north to Philadelphia or beyond. Living in Colorado now, I don't get back there much of course, so I greatly enjoyed browsing your very scholarly site.
Evan Becker <>
Favorite RR's: b&o, prr, wm, ma&pa
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 20:09:32 (EDT)
Very sharp, clear, and easitly navigated website. Congratulations!
Kent Loudon <>
Somerville, NJ USA - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 15:39:44 (EDT)
Great site! I've been hunting down signal information for some signals I'm building for Trainz (, and the info on your site has been invaluable!
Jeff Barr <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, EL
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 22:25:42 (EDT)
your system map of the dl&w in n.j. is very helpfl. I'm also looking for info on the track and industry between Kingsland and Harrison. ???
ken beckmann <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W
long island, ny USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 21:50:02 (EDT)
i am looking for route maps of the trackage from pittsburgh to oil city. i have the germ of an idea for a large model layout with this theme. the map should be of the 1930-1950 era and can be downloadable or available for purchase.
jim manes <>
Favorite RR's: pa\allegheney
santa rosa , ca USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 20:41:34 (EDT)
This is Great, Please keep up the great work.
Tony <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W, D&H, NYO&W
Gardner, Ma USA -
This is Great, Please keep up the grest work.
Tony <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W, D&H, NYO&W
Gardner, Ma USA -
I am looking for a railroad map of Port Newark NJ in the early years of 1900. Sears had a large (49 acre) lumber factory at Port Newark; Sears shipped timber in and whole house kits out to Eastern US buyers. I have a picture of this factory from 1926 but no other information. Thanks, enjoy the site. Bob Browne
Bob Browne <>
lynnwood, wa USA -
bring back the railroads and move more people and goods to markit more efficently and safely than highway traffic.
george steinmetz <>
bayville, nj USA -
Thoroughly enjoy your site.
Jeff Stoveken <>
Favorite RR's: Black River and Western, Connecticut Eastern Railroad
Flemington, NJ USA -
i am interested in any rail roads that are abandoned but usable for "rail biking" thru the pine barrens. anybody know of "railbiking" thanx in advance
l. goddard <>
Favorite RR's: prr seashore lines that ran thru southjersey in the 50's and 60's
newark, de USA -
excellant info for anyone interested in railroads in our area from the past.
l. goddard <>
newark, delaware USA -
I am looking for 1940-50's pictures of the paterson depot and anything relating to this line(which ran on the old "MORRIS CANAL'S" route through passaic canal right of way.It was located at the intersection of Canal st.&Lackawanna ave. in SW paterson nj.Now Rte.19 runs on the old right of way(from the garden state parkway exit to rte.19 north,to connect to I-80west,which also is on old right of way of same E/L spur). The spur began just north of where rte.46 bridge spans over the main line still in use by conrail in clifton.I found a site "" but sadly no references to any station or history of same.Since it(station) was at the foot of Lackawanna ave,i assume it was a lackawanna rr property,but 40 years later,im not sure! It carried both frieght and passenger service up till abandonment in the early 60's.My how time flys. I'm 50 now,and still remember almost being flattened by a steam locomotive when 9 years old.My father and i were exploring the canalbed next to trackside when i slipped away and hearing the train comming,went to stand on the rails to watch. My father was alerted to my absence by the frantic horn blowing of the approaching frieght's engineer. I felt the blast of steam as my father grabbed my neck and yanked me back off the ties as the red faced engineer shook his fist at my father as the train passed over the tie i occupied a second before. What an adventure!! sadly my mother never my "adventure" as my father's warning "DON'T EVER TELL YOUR MOTHER ABOUT THIS" has been kept to this day! Not a bad way to go,though,as any railfan might say!
Favorite RR's: erie/lack-(delaware-lackawanna&western,boonton spur,NJ.)
SF, Ca USA -
Hi, F.S. MacIlvaine lived in Summit NJ and built a house here in 1933. He apparently worked for a railroad and was well off. Can you tell me who he worked for and what he did? Best efforts appreciated. Thanks, Tom Lycan
Tom Lycan <>
Summit, NJ USA -
Very good information that fills in gaps of what I might guess or think was once existing. I really like your signal aspects and explanations. I have a very strong interest of railroad signals and how they work.
Jeff Stine <>
Favorite RR's: Santa Fe;Chicago & Northwestern;Illinois Central;Southern Pacific
Agoura, Ca USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 00:49:32 (EDT)
Great site, thanks for letting me visit.
Donald Counsellor <>
Favorite RR's: Lehigh Valley, Reading, Jersey Central
Niantic, CT United States - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 08:18:22 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: EL PRR PC CR NKP
BROOKHAVEN, MS USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 20:54:35 (EDT)
Keep up the good work
Peter <>
Staten Island , NY USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 14:43:34 (EDT)
Was interested in the HISTORY of NJ RR. Both my Grandfather and GR Grandfather worked on RR out of Salem, NJ. I have an awesome pic of GR GRandfather (engineer) waving out of his Locom engine. (?1900) I did notice the History page is still under construction, I'll have to stop back. I know he went to Hoboken and NYC - Troop trains etc. Something you might look into. I enjoyed your site....there's just something about a train..................:-)
Mary <>
Favorite RR's: No specific
Ocean City, NJ USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 21:53:41 (EDT)
is there any other railroad with so many first in service and lifes so many years on nothing (sob)=sweet ol bob
Robert R. Hall <>
Favorite RR's: Eri
Marion, oh USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 09:01:09 (EDT)
I am a contract engineer working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help rehab the Hudson Tubes that were badly damaged by flooding following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. I like to learn as much as possible about the history of the projects that I work on. Thank you for your interesting historical presentation. Pete Ames
Henry P. Ames, PE <>
Favorite RR's: Hudson & Manhattan Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad
Millis, MA USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 14:36:26 (EDT)
A treasure-trove of a web-site! Great masterpiece! Could someone create a definitive, detailed, all-time, historical RR map of NJ, showing all Cos, stations, Jcns, yards, roundhouses, etc? That would be really something!
Richard Berechula
Favorite RR's: CNJRR and Pennsy
Manchester, - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 09:52:44 (EDT)
Wonderful collection of material. I will be back! Thanks.
Don Thomas <>
Favorite RR's: CP,NYC,NYCTA
Calgary, AB Canada - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 01:29:52 (EDT)
it's amazing what you find just surfing around.  
Amanda Mercy
Brooklyn, NY USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 13:20:38 (EDT)
I was killing time at work and ran across your site. Nice.  
Ruby Salley
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 11:42:30 (EDT)
Luckily for us fans of the Rahway Valley, the now-defunct northern New Jersey shortline, an excellent researcher and writer named Donald Maxton has published a new history of the RVRR. I've already seen it listed on and Barnes and Noble's website, and I guess it will be in stores next month. Supposed to have lots of pictures and good history background. Just thought I'd pass this along.
Bruce Trampler <>
Favorite RR's: Rahway Valley, DL&W / Erie-Lackawanna
Maplewood, NJ USA - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 15:27:34 (EDT)
Looking for tid bits, Photographs to add to my future Rail Motor Cars Guide/Where to find it. Listing of Photos,Bibliography,Model/kit listings, etc. Photos returnable if U want. Thanx. PS. To include from Steam Rail cars to Rail buses but mostly Gas/Oil electrics.
Ben Russo <>
Favorite RR's: Central New Jersey & mostly Eastern
Toms River, NJ USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 14:54:49 (EDT)
I am interested in anything along the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers
D Tinsman <>
Lumberville, Pa USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 15:14:43 (EDT)
Great site.Enjoyed looking at it. STill trying to answer a question. Maybe if I post it somebody will Know. My Dad commented that when he was a boy ( around 1942 ) he would take a train from Hoboken, NJ to Strosburgh,Pa. He seemed to think it went thru Andover. Currently I live in Hackettstown, NJ. We have a rail that goes thru our town and has for quite sometime but I don't think this is the same line as the one he is thinking of. Does anybody know what the name of the line is that went from Hobeken to Strosburgh, pa Tks
Steve Schaarschmidt <>
Favorite RR's: Long Island RailRoad
Hackettstown, nj USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 16:12:04 (EDT)
We recently purchased a CNJ freight station in Scranton and are trying to get information on the official colors of the CNJ or station colors with historic pictures. Thanks for any help!
jerry donahue <>
Favorite RR's: Central NJ
Scranton, PA USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 22:30:36 (EDT)
Thanks for an interesting, fun website. I'm trying to get a printout of your Waterfront Terminals, 1950 map, but the bottom of the map, showing Ellis and Bedloe's Islands, gets cut off. Do you have the original? Is it possible to get a photocopy?
Jack Pawlowski <>
Favorite RR's: CRR of NJ
Old Bridge, NJ USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 22:08:07 (EDT)
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aase taxeraas <>
USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 04:56:58 (EDT)
Alas! and Eureka! I found a site to my fav railroads! Thanks-Keep on growing STRONG!!
Chaza <,>
Favorite RR's: DL&W(M&E section)/PRR/CNJ
E.Org , NJ USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 01:50:03 (EST)
Nice site, with some LVRR info I haven't seen elsewhere on the web. I've added a link to your site in my Lehigh Valley Railroad Modeler reference section.
Ed Schaller <>
Favorite RR's: Lehigh Valley
Abington, PA USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 22:43:38 (EST)
Ihave rode on the PRR & SLR from Pemberton to Camden and from Pemberton to Lavelletta. Also my Aunt Emma Wrifford was honored in 1969 for being a passeger for over 40 years riding from Pemberton to Camden round trip weekly.
pearl stephen <>
Favorite RR's: prr
Buena Park, CA USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 16:52:04 (EST)
Hometown: Middletown, NY Occupation: College Instructor Current location: Ocala, FL
Joe Cooney <>
Favorite RR's: NYO&W, Erie, CRRNJ, Lehigh Valley
Ocala, FL USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 10:53:13 (EST)
A very interesting and informative site. Keep up the good work.
Russ. Boon <>
Favorite RR's: NZ Railways
Cranbourne, Victoria Australia - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 23:45:30 (EST)
Very interesting and informative website. Wish someone had something similar for New York.
John F. Weyhausen <>
Favorite RR's: New York Central
North White Plains, NY USA - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 17:05:49 (EST)
I grew up in Thorofare N.J. And this brought back a lot good memories.
Ernest aA PArks Jr <>
Favorite RR's: PRSL, Reading, C&NW
Kenosha, WI USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 19:33:07 (EST)
Great site!!
NJ USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 13:12:32 (EST)
Looking to ident a right of way through Jackson Twp NE by SW
Bill VanBenthuysen <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ CRI&P
Farmingdale, NJ USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 16:40:39 (EST)
I grew up in Springfield, NJ to the sound of those Baldwin steamers hauling up and down Union County, and walking the tracks to get just about everywhere that was anywhere when you're eleven years old. Thanks for the great map!
Ned Bates <>
Favorite RR's: Rahway Valley
Springfield, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 23:41:49 (EST)
My Grandfather, Bernard O'Neill,Was an engineer on that line. I remember riding in the engine as a little boy. I am 52 and I'm going to Ireland to do some research on the family. Any info about his employment could possibly help in so far as finding out my great grandfathers first name. I know that my grandfather was born in the USA but I don't know where. He lived in Hawthorn, New Jersey. If you have any info our suggestions please let me know. Thanks Ed O"Neill
Ed O'Neill <>
Favorite RR's: erie-lackawanna
Colorado Springs, Co. USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 15:21:51 (EST)
Found Large Chunks Of Anthracite Coal And Light Green Crystals While Riding Off Road Bicycle 2/23 2002 Very Intrested in Knowing what R.R. Ran through there & When? Pastor Ralph
Ralph <>
Favorite RR's: Old Williamstown RR Bed & Bike Trail
Williamstown, NJ USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 22:32:09 (EST)
I think you all are great. Keep sucking dick, tick tick tick.
Erie, PA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 13:34:20 (EST)
nice site. thanks for providing the info!
Favorite RR's: LV
USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 14:42:44 (EST)
I keep comeing back to this site. I have trains in my blood.I got a Lionel H.O. Scale Train Set for Chirstmass 1975. I have been hooked ever since that time. I would look forward to those Two Guys after Chirstmass Sales when I would buy my train stuff.
Richard Connard <conrail>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central New York Central Conrail Amtrak
Oakhurst, N.J. USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 00:36:35 (EST)
The best site I have seen.
Richard Conard <conrail>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central New York Central' Pennsy Conrail
Oakhurst , N.J. USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 19:07:32 (EST)
I was born in New Jersey, but moved out at 6 months of age! Then I lived in Chicago until I was ten, where the beauty and power of Nickel Plate, NYC, PRR steam and diesels, and IC and CSS&SB electric interurbans imprinted upon me.
Bob Hughart <>
Favorite RR's: the late, great Southern Pacific
Glendale, CA USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 01:26:21 (EST)
I am 37 years old and I enjoy model trains. I like learning about real trains. This site is the best site I have seen. Please email me any information you can about the C.N.J.I know that trains do'nt interest the young people but I enjoy it
Richard Connard <conrail>
Oakhurst 07755, New Jersey USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 18:45:17 (EST)
GREAT SITE! Thanks for all your work.
Len Allman <>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 17:22:00 (EST)
The system maps of JCL brought back many memories. Thanks for hosting a terrific site. Mike
Michael Rothenberg <>
Los Angeles, California USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 15:27:41 (EST)
Grandparents lived by South Elizabeth stop on PRR mainline. That's where I got my love of the PRR, during the 50's & 60's. Grew up in Middletown (NJ), by NY&LB. Even remember seeing a K-4 on the NY&LB running to South Amboy from Matawan, but just once, and that from NJ Rte 35.
Wayne Worman <>
Favorite RR's: PRR, NY&LB, & CNJ
Woodbury Heights, NJ USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 16:10:14 (EST)
Robert R. Hall <>
MARION, OHIO USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 18:38:06 (EST)
looking for pix, on the internet preferably, of the coal tower at the reading rr yard at rutherford,pa. looking for pix to assure accuracy in paintings i am working on. thx.
perry stirling <>
Favorite RR's: coalhauling lines
phila, pa USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 06:03:35 (EST)
I'm interested in the tools used to create the bitmaps at this site
Bill Aukamp <>
Favorite RR's: PRR
Piedmont , SD USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 18:42:49 (EST)
great site!
Michael E Ryer <>
Whippany, nj USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 18:12:06 (EST)
Born and raise in Jersey,but now live in Texas,Father work for the Jersy Central.I was raised in Elizabeth,and left home when at 17 and made a career in U.S.Air Force
george bunting <>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central
New Braunfels, TX USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 08:55:09 (EST)
Born and raise in Jersey,but now live in Texas,Father work for the Jersy Central.
george bunting <>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central
New Braunfels, TX USA - Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 08:47:53 (EST)
Thanks for putting so much quality information on your web site. Getting operational materil here is difficult and your site has been very helpful. Sincere thanks, Peter.
Peter E Thompson <>
Favorite RR's: NP, GN & Reading
Nottingham, England - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 13:36:19 (EST)
Enjoyed reading the maps- very nice job!
Richard Gall <>
Favorite RR's: New York Central & Susquehanna & Western
East Brunswick, NJ USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 10:38:10 (EST)
excellent information. i like the interactive signal rules and the track charts have helped me understand a lot of what i saw as a kid (growing up along the cnj's eastern main). thanks, good site!!
rich todd
Favorite RR's: pre conrail roads
warrenville, il USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 13:37:37 (EST)
nice site good work
s j brown
Favorite RR's: prr b&o
ohio USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 19:56:27 (EST)
Nice data collection, will continue to use you as refs. Heard about you from ELHS
Stan Sweatt <>
Favorite RR's: Erie
LA, CA USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 13:55:18 (EST)
Excellent site. Hope you continue to get good technical and operating data on NJ railroads.
M J Connor <>
Favorite RR's: Erie EL DL&W
Dover, OH USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 16:40:02 (EST)
very,very nice site.
edward g hayes <>
Favorite RR's: lehigh valley
hazleton, pa USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 23:58:31 (EST)
Love this opportunity. Would like suggestions from you all about recommended railways, trips and car/rail combinations. Thanks for sharing.
Leslie Hargett <>
Favorite RR's: I'm a wanna-be
USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 00:31:15 (EST)
Great to find info on the Hall Signal. Thomas Hall was my grandmother, Margaret Frances Hall,'s grandfather, I think. My Dad, Mel Moore, her son, is a railway buff, not computer literate, and will be thrilled to see printouts of this info from your site. Any more info on the signal would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
Amy Moore <>
Favorite RR's: steam
Millbrae, CA USA - Tuesday, January 01, 2002 at 15:03:27 (EST)
looking for info about the RR that was in the Pottersville,NJ area around the 1900's.
Robert B. Porter <>
Cranford, NJ United States - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 10:13:38 (EST)
Hello out there, Igrew
Evie Seelye <>
Port St Lucie , FL USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 11:39:09 (EST)
LAS VEGAS, NV USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 23:48:43 (EST)
guy costanzo <>
Favorite RR's: susquehanna, lackawanna
anderson, sc USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:10:32 (EST)
I really enjoy your website! Do you have any information on CRRNJ (CRP) facilities that were at Ashley PA? I know there were car shops, a round house, a new tower build in the 50's, LOTS of local tracks, all of which are gone now, except the eastbound main track from Wilkes-Barre to a point just west of Main St., Ashley. Any information you may have would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
John <>
Favorite RR's: CRRNJ, LV, D&H
Dayton, , OH USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 16:14:56 (EST)
Really enjoyed the site most information i got about the south branch railroad ever . do you have any pics?
dave blackburn <NJTCONDUCTOR!>
east brunswick, nj USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 10:57:50 (EST)
Great work !!
Bob Timte <>
Favorite RR's: Penn.
Cherry Hill, Nj USA - Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 21:19:56 (EST)
I spent 1954-1964 in Ramsey N.J. about a block from the Erie main line. I couldn't sleep until the 11:00 freight came through- I guess that's why I'm a night owl to this day.
Kenneth E. Smith <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, EL, Various Industrial/Short Lines
Ansonia, CT USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 00:14:56 (EST)
We regret to inform you that the susquheana rr is not a fallen railroad.
brick, nj USA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 20:45:55 (EST)
I am looking for any maps, etc. to construct a route map for the MS Train Simulator. Included would be the First and Second sub divisions of the Mahoning Division. If anyone has information, contact me. Thanks
Eddie Van Huffel <>
Favorite RR's: Erie Lackawanna, NYC, B&O
Lakewood, OH USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 19:05:27 (EST)
What a fascinating walk through railroad history. Wish we could get rid of some of the congested roadways in NJ and bring back the glorious days of train travel.
Livia Auciello <>
nj USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 22:53:09 (EST)
Very interesting web site. There is alot of history here. Enjoyed reading all.
Don Cocker <>
Piermont, NY USA - Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 16:40:45 (EST)
hi, i am looking for someone in my area that would have information on the price of one of these train sets as my mother-in-law has the blue comet and would like to sell it. this set is the one with the big cars not the little ones. it as the track and all. i would appreciate any information or any interested buyers. thank you, cheryl
cheryl mccullough <>
Favorite RR's: lionel,,blue comet train set
blairsville, pa USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 11:33:26 (EST)
Great site! I instantly added it to 'favorites'. It's gonna be a lot of fun absorbing all this information.
Tommy Meehan <>
Favorite RR's: NYC, EL, CNJ, RDG
Sleepy Hollow, NY USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 22:44:45 (EST)
You have a very neat and organized site (was looking for anything around Palasades Park) Found a lot of good train info Thanks for the great job. RK
Richard Kelley <>
Favorite RR's: MONON (The Hoosier Line)
Delphi, In USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 21:38:14 (EST)
Great site
Peter E Thompson <>
Favorite RR's: New York Central
Nottingham, England - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 08:05:08 (EDT)
excellant site
nicholas srsich <>
Favorite RR's: lower hudson/north rivers
brooklyn, ny USA - Friday, October 12, 2001 at 12:30:12 (EDT)
This is a nice website! I'm head of a hiking club that specializes in hiking on abandoned right of ways. We also do canals, the appalachian trail, and so forth. I'm always looking for new maps of the right of ways and yours is pretty good compared to others I've seen. If you're interested in joining one of my hikes, e mail me or check out my website: I don't have any maps on mine yet, but I'm getting there! Mike
Michael W. Helbing <>
Favorite RR's: Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Old Main Line, NJ
Washington, nj USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 11:03:23 (EDT)
I like it. Very GOOD...
Peter De Beers <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ,PRR,NYC, C&O
Pasadena, CA USA - Sunday, October 07, 2001 at 20:38:53 (EDT)
Thanks for the great maps!
Austin Murphy <>
NJ USA - Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 02:36:24 (EDT)
I have many nkp timetables from 1930-1964, anyone know what they are worth?
jrf <>
USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 14:11:21 (EDT)
Grew up living across the street from the end of the Sussex Branch in Branchville. I ride my mountain bike from Andover to Branchville and also on the cutoff from Andover to Columbia. You have a great site!!!
Pete <>
Favorite RR's: Delaware Lackawanna
Andover, NJ USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 13:00:55 (EDT)
Beautiful site. I love the maps.
James Rose <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, Pennsylvania
Jenkintown, Pa USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 12:40:06 (EDT)
Interesting information. Sending it to a friend
Sparkle <>
Favorite RR's: Canadian Pacific - I am a Canadian
Anytown, Any Canada - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 00:44:47 (EDT)
Excellant signal simulation
W Houghton <>
Favorite RR's: Southern Pacific
Auckland, New Zealand - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 04:03:04 (EDT)
Finally a place where I can get some great diagrams. I'm going to be modeling some of the NY&LB(S. Amboy) and some of the Raritan Valley Mainline(Cranford-Fanwood). Grat site! Ken
Ken Spero <ken_spero>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, PRR
Westfield, NJ USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 20:23:51 (EDT)
Very nice site! The PRSL maps will help me greatly when I design my PRSL Microsoft Train Simulator route!
Lou Granato <>
Favorite RR's: PRSL
IL USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 21:55:52 (EDT)
I am a railroad fan, and am interested in excursions etc.
Karl Austin <>
Easton, Pa USA - Monday, August 20, 2001 at 08:18:44 (EDT)
I am trying to find out info on my Great Great Grandfather. I have a silver medal engraved to him from the Pottstown, Reading Shamokin Line to the Engineer for 1,0310 miles repair free. To whom would one write for more information? Thanks in advance for assistance. You have an awesome Web Sight.
J. Murphy <>
Favorite RR's: Penn./ & Long Island
USA - Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 01:53:40 (EDT)
great I learned alot about the abandoned rr tracks in my area. keep it up
tony cutrupi <>
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 23:32:20 (EDT)
loved the site
Bertha Welch <>
Woodlynne, nj USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 09:16:00 (EDT)
looking for any HO scale modelers interested in the RahwayValley RR and car float operations NYC harbor 1950
HARVESTER , MO USA - Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 11:20:45 (EDT)
Thanks alot for your great effort in producing this valuable site. The signalling aspects are very much appreciated, as well as your work on the Erie's complex of trackage in the P.of NY and suburban region. I assume that that the ROW maps that included the major defense elements(e.g. Curtiss-Wright) on NY&NJ and Newark branches were unavailable. Thank you heartily for this wonderful fund of information. Good-Luck, Peter
peter boylan <>
Favorite RR's: Erie,Reading,IC,CRIP,various terminal roads
raleigh, nc USA - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 17:31:04 (EDT)
I worked as a trainman from 1950 to 1969 on the M&E division worked both passenger and freight service and was one of the first crews to go on the Erie side to work the freights out of Port Jervis. Always enjoyed working on the railroad as I came from a railroad family. My Dad was car foreman in the terminal in Hoboken and my grandfather Ralph Gross was a engineer. Would like to hear from any one who remembers me or would like to chat on line and maybe answer some questions any one might have about the service or anything.Thanks for allowing me to come on your site.
Bob Lonergan <>
Pinellas Park, FL. USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 23:39:08 (EDT)
Was wondering if you have any info on the line that went thru Mays Landing from Atlantic City. Rail stil intact between AC line and past Reega station (which is no longer there, just a road bearing the same name) ...there is a station house under the Rt. 50 overpass in Mays Landing and an old train bridge near the same area. Evidence of removed remains in some of the streets nbear the library...this connected to the Glassboro line (which was supposed to be the new light rail methinks!)...also, a friend of mine just walked the old right of way that connected Mays Landing with Egg Harbor City. Some of the right of way is intact. The terminus connected at the AC train line. Never knew it was there... He showed me a map with the detail from 1887..very interesting ...any information? For anyone wanting to look at abandoned rail lines, South Jersey is the place. We have a ton of rail history. Thanks for the site...
Murcury <>
Favorite RR's: The proposed line between Eatontown and Folsom Jct! ;)
Mays Landing, NJ USA - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 00:35:43 (EDT)
neat site. Thanks. Ron Baile
Ron Baile <>
Favorite RR's: prsl,prr,rdg,cnj,lv
Westmont, NJ USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 15:48:44 (EDT)
Great site Hank! The content here is fantastic for modeling reference. Henry
Henry <>
Favorite RR's: Most of them!
Buffalo, NY USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 14:54:03 (EDT)
Great Site! Keep it up and expand..
Ray Sigler <>
Favorite RR's: Ann Arbor, PRR
Cadillac, MI USA -
I'm doing research on transportation issues in New Jersey with special emphasis on the state's earlyroad systems. I'd like to include a reasonable discussion of how dependent New Jersey was on railroads, how they helped the state function before major expenditures on roads, finishing up with a brief review of their current role in the state's economy. Can you guide me? Don Scarry 856 778 9203.
Don Scarry <>
Favorite RR's: Histiric
Mt. Laurel, NJ USA -
I was looking for some kind of day trips on the RR for my husband and myself. Something differant todo for the summer and the fall. Do you have any kind of day or weekend trips in the NY> NJ> or CONN> area? thank you Chris
Christine Kelsch <>
Favorite RR's: ???????????
Staten Island, NY USA -
If you have any infor on other items I talked about I would like it sent on e-mail. Boy you have a real good site!!!!!Thanks for all your work very nice pages with color!!!
Bill Fogerty <>
Favorite RR's: Already listed
Va. Beach, Va USA -
I have been looking for information on the old B&O signals before Amtrak took over and also how they work now where the colored position signals are still in use. I have scratch-built some for my HO trains. I would like to get some infor on the metro-subway in the Washing
Bill Fogerty <>
Favorite RR's: B & O, Amrak & CSX. Also I like old auto-train,(was private owned) Virginia Rail Express & WMTA, (metro-subway Fairfax co. area)
Va. Beach, Va USA -
Great Site,Meredith, District Manager, Railroad Ret Bd., Newark NJ
meredith lee rogers <>
Favorite RR's: nj railroads, cnj
franklin, nj USA -
I am originally from the Buffal New York area and was fotunate enough to have been able to ride the D L & W from Buffalo to Corning and Binghamton as a child. These are memories that are still vivid to me today at age 51.
Tim Ryan <>
Favorite RR's: D L & W
Fortson, GA USA -
Interested in your maps of the DL&W trackage. I was searching for maps of the Scranton area yards and found your site.
Paul E Musselman <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W / EL
Highland Heights, KY USA -
A lot of "excellent" information here. I'll be back for a more detailed look. Scouting information for a small RR line for MSTS. Thank You!
Ron Person
Austin, Tx USA -
I really think you guys keep a good site. I think you should open your own store to sell railroad memoribla, & maybe organize rail trips on these rail lines.
Adam Elmquist <>
Favorite RR's: Amtrak, NJT, Conrail, BRWRR, H&M
Kearny, NJ USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 10:11:27 (EDT)
I really think you guys keep a good site. I think you should open your own store to sell railroad memoribla, & maybe organize rail trips on these rail lines.
Adam Elmquist <>
Favorite RR's: Amtrak, NJT, Conrail, BRWRR, H&M
Kearny, NJ USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 10:06:37 (EDT)
In your images of the signals of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad – Statan Island Rapid Transport, the lights above and below the central “circle” of lights sometimes have arms to either side, carrying further lights, and sometimes do not. Is this an error in the images and there are always lamps fitted to either side of the central lamps? Or are these lateral lamps either mounted on some form of movable arm or only present on certain signals where they are needed? Kind regards John
John S Ingham <>
Dorchester on Thames, Oxon England - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 08:12:40 (EDT)
Looks good, great info, Thanks
Randy Morrison <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, CNJ, B&O
Maple Glen, PA USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 09:54:06 (EDT)
Great work. Good source of information for my modelling.
Bob Ottosen <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, RDG, NYC, PRR,B&O
Rosell, GA USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 21:08:09 (EDT)
My boys are crazy about trains and I am also looking for railroad information, i.e. train rides, museums, etc.
Donna Urban <>
Rahway, MK USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 10:57:58 (EDT)
I am looking for a location for my film. I need an old train tressel and bridge. Any ideas
Robert Dew <>
Favorite RR's: Conway Scenic
Jersey City, NJ USA - Thursday, June 07, 2001 at 11:21:28 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: ALL
SUMMERVILLE, SC USA - Monday, June 04, 2001 at 00:54:25 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: ALL
MT. EPHRAIM, NJ USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 11:06:05 (EDT)
this site is undoubtedly nj's best for railroad enthusiasts!
Favorite RR's: lehigh valley, cnj
hillsborough, nj USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 12:36:40 (EDT)
there was only one railroad in the eastern part of the u.s. The ERUIE
Robert R.Hall <>
Favorite RR's: Erie
newarkqq, ohio USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 10:32:44 (EDT)
I came to the site via BR&WRR site via Explorer Post 45 and enjoyed the information. Thank You.
Arthur Owens, Jr.
Califon, NJ USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 23:28:14 (EDT)
Grew up and also worked on the Panhandle Div. pre WWII Burgettstown PA and Mingo Junctuion, O.
Ken Parkinson <>
Favorite RR's: Pennsylvania
Cape Coral, FL USA - Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 12:59:13 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: CNJ & THE "NORTHEAST 7"
EDISON, NJ USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 08:56:29 (EDT)
Interesting site. Brings back memories of trips to the shore on PRSL to Cape May and to Seaside Heights on the Pennsylvania RR.
Robert J. Scheibner <>
Favorite RR's: All
Holland, Pa. USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 23:23:40 (EDT)
Very interesting. Nice maps
Paul Nicholson <>
ewing, NJ USA - Sunday, April 29, 2001 at 19:09:05 (EDT)
Thankyou for going to the trouble to create this site.
Peter Bardsley <Bardpr>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, LV, Raritan River
Seattke, Wa. USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 15:38:43 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: P.R.S.L.,N.Y.O.&W.,L.N.E.
LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 03:03:59 (EDT)
Great site! I learned today that a gggrandfather had been killed at a RR crossing in NJ in 1866 "at the RR crossing at Browning's above Westville" (thisis just south of Gloucester City on the Gloucester Co/Camden Co line). I was looking for NJ maps to try to pinpoint the location and came across your site. He was killed by the "4PM Cape May express" and it's fascinating to actually see your maps and try to figure out where this might have happened.
jane stephenson <>
USA - Saturday, April 14, 2001 at 18:18:36 (EDT)
Spent a day last week tracing the route of the old Rahway Valley Railroad. I grew up just down the street from the "Monsanto Spur". Wow! If there is anyone who remembers this train when it was operating-please go and trace the old tracks! You will be surprised how much of the track is still there. Have fun!!
Mark Scheidegger <>
Kenilworth, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 19:03:20 (EDT)
Great Job!! Thanks for all the work it took to establish and maintain this site. It brings back a lot of memories.
Barton L. Craig <>
Favorite RR's: RGD, L&NE, PRR
Bensalem, Pa USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 15:24:09 (EDT)
Love your stuff I really appreciate it now I have some understanding of where this stuff came from. My sister lives next to that structure in jersey city NJ which I now know to be the old Erie station. Thanks again. FG
F Grippon <>
Favorite RR's: My own CSX
Brooklyn, NY USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 23:04:23 (EDT)
This is my first foray into the web looking for rail info (I'm using my wife's computer--and her e-mail address). I was born in Hoboken in 1929, lived in Union City to 1942 and in Bergen County to 1988. I've now spent serveral hours finding and reviewing your very good site. I notice that your 1909 NYS&W timetable mahes their trains connect with PRR ferries rather than Erie's. Does that mean that NYS&W operated out of the Exchamge Place PRR station rather than the Erie's at that time (which was around when the Tubes first started running)?
Joseph L. Papay <>
Favorite RR's: All, especially in NJ-NY and trolleys & interurbans
Altamonte Springs, FL USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 20:25:08 (EDT)
Thanks for including interesting information on these many railroads
Randy Morrison <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, CNJ, B&O
Maple Glen, PA USA - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 14:42:18 (EST)
My pick of R.R. are I lived in Garwood growing up and watched a lot of jersey central and rode same also the Readings Crusader and B.& O. I moved to Maine and worked for the BAR for 30 years. I enjoyed the website very very much! Kenn
kenn wehrle <>
Favorite RR's: C.R.R. of N.J. & Bangor & Aroostook
Sebec, MMe USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 13:03:55 (EST)
Worked freight from Potomac Yard to the Meadows and was always amazed at the amount of track in the Newark area.
D.R. Simms
Favorite RR's: Pennsylvania
USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 07:38:12 (EST)
I know this sounds odd, but does anyone know who owns the CRRNJ southern Branch trackage south of Lakehurst to Winslow, NJ?
Virginia <>
Favorite RR's: CRRNJ, MBA (interurban)
Arlington, VA USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 20:33:06 (EST)
walter zjawin <chinookk50@aol>
METUCHEN, NJ USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 21:01:02 (EST)
We really enjoyed your site . we are looking forward to visiting you this summer .
Ann Walker <>
PT. PLEASANT, N>J USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 13:45:22 (EST)
thanx for sharing!
Darryl D. Dixon
USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 09:29:24 (EST)
Great stuff ..... thank you for your time & effort. Do you know of sites or individuals how would have plans and or drawings of CHJ structures ?? specifically I would like to see anything regarding the Newark Bay Bridge or the Broad Street Station (CNJ) Thank You Al Leonard
Favorite RR's: CNJ
NEWARK, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 16:42:15 (EST)
I grew up in NJ, my grandfather & great-grandfather were engineers for CNJ and I enjoy tracing the old railroad lines through the state.
Stephen Miskowitz <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, Lackawanna, CSX
Winter Park, FL USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 12:49:35 (EST)
NY, NY USA - Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 14:53:39 (EST)
Am researching your site for info for volume 2 of our RAILPACE Journey Series:Conrail Journey v2 CSX's New York to Saint Louis Main( volume 1 release 7/01). Thank You for the site Matt. Sincerely Bob
Bob Wolter <>
Favorite RR's: Conrail
Milwaukee, Wi USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 11:56:38 (EST)
Am researching your site for info for volume 2 of our RAILPACE Journey Series:Conrail Journey v2 CSX's New York to Saint Louis Main( volume 1 release 7/01). Thank You for the site Matt. Sincerely Bob
Bob Wolter <>
Favorite RR's: Conrail
Milwaukee, Wi USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 11:56:07 (EST)
Super site, very good information and well presented.
Jerry Finefrock <>
Favorite RR's: PRR
Lancaster, PA USA - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 14:00:02 (EST)
I am really from New Jersey.
Michael Pagano <>
Favorite RR's: erie, erie lackawanna
Westport, OR USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 23:09:28 (EST)
Thank you for making material available. Martin
martin ackroyd <>
UK - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 17:14:18 (EST)
I learned of your site from a post on "Keystone Crossings". While I've just started poking around, your site seems VERY interesting. I'm sure to be back! Thank you.
Dale Ludwig <>
Favorite RR's: Pennsylvania Railroad
Las Vegas, NV USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11:53:03 (EST)
Most interesting info. I didn't know that the NRR of NJ went all the way to Nyack via Piermont. There's a road along the river shore now. I guess the RR was parallel to it.
John S. Taxeras <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, Northern RR of NJ
Closter, NJ USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 03:24:06 (EST)
this is a very nice guest book. I'm working on a site called:www.R+C plese come vist some time
Erik Romatowski <--->
Highland Park, nj USA - Friday, February 16, 2001 at 14:37:08 (EST)
Enjoyed the complete web page. Some very interesting info.
Don Cocker <>
Favorite RR's: Erie and NYO&W
Piermont, NY USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 22:38:46 (EST)
i enjoy seeing old photos on steem engin trains.
sue krone <>
chula vista, ca USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 21:07:30 (EST)
2/8/01 Thanks for the hard work involved in this excellent site. It is impossible to make sense of all this information, but it is fun to study. My father died in 1998 at age 93 and had a sense of this geography that was unparalleled. Again, thanks for your excellent work. Charlie Wilbur
Charlie Wilbur <>
Favorite RR's: appreciate all
Bethesda, MD USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 17:15:24 (EST)
My greatgrandparents owned and operated a hotel on the corner of Atlantic and Mississippi anenue, in Atlantic City, NJ (1880 - 1918). Excursion trans came down Mississippi Avenue and "parked" at the hotel. I have been looking for a photograph showing the Arata Hotel - it served as a waiting room for this terminal. Any ideas?
Louis Arata <>
Favorite RR's: Atlantic City Railroad
USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 08:43:07 (EST)
Looking forward to visiting your area and going for a ride on your train.
Arlene Castleman, Richard Saukas <>
Lodi, NJ USA - Sunday, February 04, 2001 at 15:01:06 (EST)
NYC Riv. Div. ETT #70 - What happened to missing pages? Do you have a track diagram for DU Interlocking. NRRNJ - had trouble printing out track diagram. Wanted Closter to Piermont on one page. NY&NJ - What year was signal diagram done. Doesn't look like I remember from 1950s
John Lauterbach <>
Favorite RR's: NYC, NRRNJ, NJ&NY, CNJ
Macon, GA USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 22:16:11 (EST)
This is a great site I will spend a lot of time here!
vincent meller <traincsa1>
Favorite RR's: central railroad of new jersey, reading , tuckerton
croydon , pa USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 19:58:57 (EST)
this is a great site I will spend a lot of time here!
vincent meller <traincsa1>
Favorite RR's: central railroad of new jersey, reading , tuckerton
croydon , pa USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 19:58:20 (EST)
this is a great site i will spend a lot of time here!
vincent meller <traincsa1>
Favorite RR's: central railroad of new jersey, reading , tuckerton
croydon , pa USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 19:54:35 (EST)
THE BRONX,NEW YORK CITY , NY USA - Saturday, February 03, 2001 at 17:29:15 (EST)
Do you have any info about the turntable that was in the Glen Rock, Ferndale area and burned down in the first part of the 1900's? The base is still visible in the woods here.
D Barsa <>
Favorite RR's: Main Line (Bergen County)
Glen Rock, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at 17:09:59 (EST)
Hank, Do you do any custom work, such as a Signal Aspect Demonstrator for my railroad- Terminal Railroad Assoc. of St. Louis (TRRA)? --Cliff Trice, Manager Signals & Communications
Cliff Trice <>
Favorite RR's: TRRA
St. Louis, MO USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 20:37:51 (EST)
Great site! The track maps of the CNJ are among the best so far!
L. Amrine
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 01:04:07 (EST)
Coming up is the 50th anniversary of the February 6, 1951 wreck of the PRR commuter express "The Broker" in Woodbridge, NJ. Over 1,100 people were on the 11 car train enroute Jersey City to Bay Head Junction. 85 people died when it left the tracks at 50mph while crossing a newly built trestle associated with NJ Turnpike construction nearby. The January 25, 2001 Star Ledger retold the story. Also, a highly detailed 7 page (with diagram) accident report filed by the I.C.C. shortly after the accident is now viewable on the internet... w=railpass$ If the above URL is on more than one line you might have to paste it together to get it to work. When searching the database type the location "Woodbridge" and the year "1951" and then click SEARCH. That will get you to the document called "Pennsylvania Railroad (Ex Parte No. 178)" Interestingly, you will find in the accident report that locomotive number 2445, a 4-6-2 (Pacific, I believe) was, typical of locomotives in those days, not equipped with a speed measuring or recording device. The wreck I believe still holds the record as the worst U. S. rail crash since World War II. I remember it well (was age 10 at the time.) My grandfather regularly rode "The Broker" home from work. My family was up all night until the good news came that he was stuck on a following train. Don Provost Kinnelon, NJ
Don Provost <>
Favorite RR's: NYS&W
Kinnelon, NJ USA - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 14:00:11 (EST)
Great site, have been checking the links & photos for a while... looking for more info, photos & route maps of Paterson NJ streetcars & trolleybuses. I have a 1939 area transit map, but can't tell which ones were the rail lines. Any info, pix, links would be appreciated
Frank F <>
Favorite RR's: Lackawanna, Erie, NYO&W, LV, NYS&W
Asheville, NC USA - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 08:15:57 (EST)
I am in the early phases of designing a 2 deck 31 x 25 model train layout based on the Erie RR. This will be in 3 rail O.
George Chapman <>
Favorite RR's: Erie
Bellevue, Wa USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 23:37:32 (EST)
Great site! Thanks for all the info.
Chuck Davis <>
Favorite RR's: LV, CNJ, PRR
Norfolk, VA USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:16:49 (EST)
I have found some mighty useful information for historical research at this most excellent site. I especially liked the employee timetable pages for the CNJ. Why not put those from the other railroads up, too, especially those less travelled lines, as well as the LV mainline. Keep up the great work. You have the makings of a most excellent site useful for historical research.
James Mancuso <>
Perry, NY USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 05:11:50 (EST)
I used to ride the train to High School from Highlands to Atlantic Highlands from 1955 to 1959. And from Highlands to Newark to visit relatives. I remember the first diesels on the line and think about the old steamers and riding the mail/baggage car between Water Witch and Highlands station.
David M. Shields <>
Favorite RR's: CRR of NJ
East Rockaway, NY USA - Thursday, January 11, 2001 at 22:10:27 (EST)
I was looking for a DL&W time table I am so glad I found your web site. I plan to create a track territory from Buffalo to Elmira for Train Dispatche v3. If you still have the DL&kW time table could you also put the consolidated time table page on your website. I sure would appreciat that to alow me to also have correct Nickle plate times at Buffalo because I am going to includ the Buffalo terminal of the DL&W and that also was the eastern terminal of the NKP.
Edward Oswald <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W
Buffalo, NY USA - Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 20:55:43 (EST)
ken spadafora <>
Favorite RR's: LIRR ( only kidding! )
medford , ny USA - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 08:11:08 (EST)
can you help me find the dedication of the first deisel train on the Jersey Shore Line? Can anyone help me on this one??
Jay <>
Asbury Park, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 02, 2001 at 19:28:51 (EST)
Just surfing at this time.
J. Lyons <>
Favorite RR's: Illinois Central Gulf RR
Caledonia, Wi USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 01:22:07 (EST)
Just surrifing at this time.
J. Lyons <>
Favorite RR's: Illinois Central Gulf RR
Caledonia, Wi USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 01:21:24 (EST)
I was wondering if you can help me. I'm doing research on old garbage dumping grounds. If I'm not mistaken, RR's were a major means of transporting garbage in NJ before the 1950's. Do you have any knowledge or insight into where these garbage dumping locations could be??? Any response is greatfully appreciated.
Richard <>
Favorite RR's: B&O
Linden, nj USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 18:39:15 (EST)
Just love old photos of UNION STA/Portland, ME; when they tore it down for a strip mall - all were devastated!! Now city fathers want to bring back BO-ME-Canada svc. !!
c.a.s <-------------------------->
Favorite RR's: Union Station (Portland)
Saco Saco, ME USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 20:06:19 (EST)
i enjoy visiting this site! If anyone knows where i can get a hold of blue prints of the old erie bridge over the passaic river between newark and kearny where the movie "annie"was filmed please let me know.I have tried southern railway/csx and they were still in the duldrums at the time last year and they hadn't sorted out their cad discs!It was so much easier to get this kind of stuff when the railraod was run by conrail.It would be nice to get some pictures of some railroad bridges on this site!
thomas r mezzo <thomasrmezzo81>
Favorite RR's: erie lackawanna,lehigh valley,rahway valley line
garwood, nj USA - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 21:00:15 (EST)
I am amazed at the amount of information on theis site! I came here wanting to know how my great grandfather might have commuted in the mid 1800s to New york from somewhere in New Jersey. Did trains run that long ago? I have reason to believe he lived in Bergen, NJ and commuted to 116 Spring St. in Manhattan. He was a physician--Dr. Ulric Locander, about whom I can find surprisingly little. Would trains have gone daily? Weekly? At all? Thanks, Kathy Harrigan
Kathy Harrigan <>
Olympia, Wa USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 20:36:40 (EST)
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ USA - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 14:33:15 (EST)
My grandfather was a conducter for the Public Service trolley in Paterson for many years. His career ended when he was involved in an accident in which lives were lost. I dont have any other details. If anyone has any information or can tell me where to look for info I would appreciate the help.
Dennis Doyle <>
East Rutherford, NJ USA - Friday, December 08, 2000 at 10:50:13 (EST)
Very informative. I am a modeler in HO an especially like passenger trains and I am currently designing and constructing my own road the Midland City & Erie, which will give trackage rights to all the above mentioned RR's. My plan will combine all facets of the North River waterfront (Hudson River), Hoboken Terminal, bergen Arches, the Hackensack meadowlands and the ERIE mainline to Port Jervis.
Michael R Mastro <>
Favorite RR's: ERIE, DL&W, NYC, B&O, CNJ, RDG, AT&SF,IC and others
Hampton, NJ USA - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 15:55:32 (EST)
Really appreciate the maps!
Gary Robinson <>
Favorite RR's: Central of NJ, Lackawanna
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 15:50:43 (EST)
Fallen roads of Jersey?Not one reference to the Raritan River?Very strange.....
Joe Basara <>
Favorite RR's: Raritan River-ERie
Howell, NJ USA - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 09:41:12 (EST)
OAKHURST, NJ USA - Friday, November 24, 2000 at 13:26:53 (EST)
Excellent site, especially maps and profiles.
Jim Ingram <>
Favorite RR's: EL, LV
Boise, ID USA - Saturday, November 18, 2000 at 06:13:25 (EST)
Excellent Website !!!!! It provided useful route maps for ALL of my favorite railroads.
Walter Thompson <>
Favorite RR's: L&HR, LV, Lehigh & New England, CNJ and NYO&W
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, November 16, 2000 at 14:10:39 (EST)
Very nice, I liked the signals page, very well done. Thank you.
Richard Shirey <>
Favorite RR's: Western Maryland, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Erie Lackawana, Reading
Baden, PA USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 22:43:25 (EST)
Thank you for your informative site / See my site / go to The Masters to see Edison sculpture, and about my collaboration with Theodore Edison in 1975 that where sold through Edison Sight, West Orange, NJ. Thank you for any comments. Robert
Robert Toth <>
Salisbury, NC USA - Monday, November 13, 2000 at 13:18:26 (EST)
First rate! We lived in Rochelle Park NJ until 1944. I'm interested in NYSW schedules 1930s/1940s. Also took CNJ from Jersey City to Tom's River in 1943--any psgr TTs that route and era? Again, first rate!!
Bill Dorsett <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, West Shore, LV, Milwaukee, GN
Kirkland, WA USA - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 15:35:35 (EST)
What a great web site. Just happened to stumble across it. I grew up in NJ and worked for EL in 1970. The maps afre really good.
John J. Boehner <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, DL&W, E-L
Cheyenne, WY USA - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 16:35:32 (EST)
Fell upon the site-new to computers. I have worked for the DL&W, Erie, RDG, CNJ, and worked for several shortlines, and still do some consulting. I would enjoy corresponding with ANYONE who sharees similar interests. I have some of my old DL&W,CNJ, and other movies on VHSs (including cab ride on DL&W Sussex Branch and #47 across cutoff and into poconos). I am looking to trade some switch keys, and possibly other items. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Bob Emerick <>
Tinmouth, vt USA - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 04:54:02 (EST)
Fell upon the site-new to computers. I have worked for the DL&W, Erie, RDG, CNJ, and worked for several shortlines, and still do some consulting. I would enjoy corresponding with ANYONE who sharees similar interests. I have some of my old DL&W,CNJ, and other movies on VHSs (including cab ride on DL&W Sussex Branch and #47 across cutoff and into poconos). I am looking to trade some switch keys, and possibly other items. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
Bob Emerick <>
Tinmouth, vt USA - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 04:52:59 (EST)
Having traveled to Buffalo in the late fifties on The Phoebe Snow, it has taken all this time to find the exact route the train took. Your map provided that information and also a desire to have been born several decades sooner than I was. At least the history is here and readily available. Thank you.
John Reardon <>
Favorite RR's: DLW; B&O; PRR
Matawan, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 01:00:41 (EST)
I'm looking for information on NJ trainlines
juan ramos
USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 13:28:47 (EDT)
I'm looking for information on NJ trainlines
juan ramos
USA - Friday, October 27, 2000 at 13:28:19 (EDT)
nice site
Vin Oliveri <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 22:34:54 (EDT)
I grew up living right next to the Vineland Secondary in Clayton, NJ just below Glassboro. I'm at MP21 on the secondary. Though currently I'm live in eye sight of 30th street station in Philly attending Drexel University.
Gary D. Stroh <>
Clayton, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 23:03:19 (EDT)
hi got to this site by looking to see info on pemberton nj rail museum my father in-law is the train buff(model rail road) but has no internet capabilities. so Iam enjoying looking for him. Thanks! I'll return soon!
Carol Swartz <Bcdkswartz>
Favorite RR's: Blue comet
Pleasantville, NJ USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 22:29:07 (EDT)
hi got to this site by looking to see info on pemberton nj rail museum my father in-law is the train buff(model rail road) but has no internet capabities. so Iam enjoying looking for him. Thanks! I'll return soon!
Carol Swartz <Bcdkswartz>
Favorite RR's: Blue comet
Pleasantville, NJ USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 22:27:21 (EDT)
What a great site! If I had ever continued my railfan interests from what they were in the early '70's, this would be what I would like to have done myself. Since I am lucky to have time to railfan "live", this is the next best thing. Good Luck with it.
Andy Sinatra <>
Favorite RR's: Any that ever ran in NJ; NYO&W
Browns Mills , NJ USA - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 21:21:59 (EDT)
Hello, I would be very interested in seeing such a map program be developed. It would be a great tool for history buffs and model railroaders. -Brian.
Brian Marotta <>
Favorite RR's: NYC, NYO&W
Boulder, CO USA - Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 00:29:52 (EDT)
Great site! Still looking for ANY info and leads to the following: DL&W CHESTER BRANCH and A copy of the book "IRON MINE RAILROADS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY" By Larry Lowenthal
Gene Douthit <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, DL&W,PRR
CANTON, CT USA - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 22:52:40 (EDT)
I'm new to your site but I plan to add it to my favorites list. It fills a void.
Bud Rindfleisch <>
Favorite RR's: LV,PRR, Erie,DL&W
Hamburg, NY USA - Thursday, October 05, 2000 at 20:04:17 (EDT)
Good website
Fred Holub <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, SP, WP
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 20:53:00 (EDT)
This is a great site and I enjoy visiting often. I enjoyed the signal info on the CNJ, I only wish I could print the aspects for use in my train room. I model in H.O. scale. THANK YOU for the GREAT site.
James Krapf <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ and LV
Burkesville, KY USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 06:07:04 (EDT)
Just moved to FL. Formerly lived in St. Clair, PA. I model in HO scale.
Bob Butts <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, Lehigh Valley, Lehigh & New England and PRR
Lake Mary, FL USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 11:55:15 (EDT)
You brought back some old memories.I'm formally from Long Branch NJ
Greg Wolf Sr. <jwolf@mmcable.comn>
Favorite RR's: CNJ NJT PRR AMTRAK(all their electric's}
OKLA>CITY, OK USA - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 12:23:24 (EDT)
Great site. Put some information together in my head as far as why and where track still runs around these parts of Hudson County.
Hoboken, NJ USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 00:42:54 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: CNJ/LV/LNE
BURKESVILLE, KY USA - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 15:03:34 (EDT)
A tremdnous amount of information! Obviously a lot of work has gone into it. Perhaps one little suggestion, how about a searchable index of town names. I know who runs the tracks currnetly but would like to find out whose they were hsitorically.
Harry <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, Maine Central
Spring City, PA USA - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 11:52:42 (EDT)
Thanks for some wonderful photos and literature.
Anthony Tufano < >
Favorite RR's: Erie,EL,Conrail
Murdock , FL USA - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 01:20:13 (EDT)
Your site is a goldmine of information. An example of what the web should be not what it is. Keep up the good work. Take Care Laz
lazaro S. Rodriguez <>
Favorite RR's: PRR Reading
Hollywood, Fl USA - Saturday, September 16, 2000 at 10:58:14 (EDT)
What a terrific web site ! I'm researching doing an O scale terminal railroad based on Wilkes-Barre, PA using Sanborn maps and the Automatic signal plans for the CNJ through the area. O scale being huge, I'm also considering a portion of the High Bridge Branch, or the Allentown Terminal Railroad. As you can see, and probably know, research can be a lot of fun itself. Thanks for sharing all the info here !
Bruce Luecke <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, LV, LNE, RDG, PRSL, D&H
Stoughton, WI USA - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 06:47:09 (EDT)
Great web site! I just read about it on an egroups discussion forum and thought that I would take a look. Congratulations on putting together a lot of information that I find very interesting - especially the track charts. I'm hoping that more areas on North America will be covered by similar web sites. Anyone who is a model railroader and is modeling a period that is more than 5 years old can spend years trying to collect this type of information. I'll certainly come back to see what additions you will be making. Well done!!!
Dave Downie <>
Favorite RR's: Canadian Pacific , N.Y.C. & Rock Island
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 00:06:59 (EDT)
Great Maps and Track Diagrams. Live near Lackawanna Athenia Station on Old Boonton Line. MY Web Site covers Northern NJ Shortlines, Critters,Pictures of recent Dunnellen Days NYS&W Steam Excurions on NJT RV Line.
Ron L. <>
Favorite RR's: Lackawanna, Erie, NYS&W
Clifton, NJ USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 14:51:24 (EDT)
Really like your site--I've only browsed two nights--plan to return a lot! I especially like the maps, track charts and signal stuff.
tom galbraith <>
Favorite RR's: Frisco, Katy and SW USA but find ALL RR's of some interest!
springfield, MO USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 03:46:28 (EDT)
charles j. zuhone <>
Favorite RR's: cnj/lne
somerset, nj USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 20:45:22 (EDT)
Unlike so many things on the Web that one finds by accident, yours is one that I enjoyed (esp. the maps)...even though I wasn't initially looking for it. Guess I'll have to come back when there's more time. JD,
Jon Digerness <>
Favorite RR's: Boston & Albany, Vermont Valley, S P & S
Sacramento, CA USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 13:20:02 (EDT)
When i try to print out your CNJ-Seashore maps,i only get the left half? Any help you can provide would be appreciated THANK YOU KIM H BRICKEL
Kim H Brickel <>
Favorite RR's: All
Toms River, NJ USA - Friday, September 01, 2000 at 09:26:01 (EDT)
tring to find photos of the old trains that traveled the adirondacks we want the railroad back in our area
barb gibson <>
Favorite RR's: all of them but NY especially
tupper lake, ny USA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 07:49:32 (EDT)
Great website!! Really liked the signal demonstrations. Also, I loved the maps and track diagrams. I'm a fan of the CNJ and LV, particularly in the Ashley/Wilkes-Barre, PA area. Do you know of a source for maps/photos/info on this area? Any info is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!
J. C. Scupski <>
Ohio USA - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 23:48:32 (EDT)
Wow,great site I found your site by accident and sure hope I can find my way back here again to look at the site much more!!!
Paul Dansbach <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, Lackawanna,& NJ Railroads
Rutherford, NJ USA - Saturday, August 26, 2000 at 09:01:52 (EDT)
Great website; the Norad signal demonstrator made my day! By the way, what does NORAD stand for anyway? Good job!!
Ian Rogers <>
Favorite RR's: Pennsylvania
Westbury, N.Y. USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 22:20:42 (EDT)
Lots of great DL&W info, thanks!
Dave Chambers
Favorite RR's: DL&W
Elikns, NH USA - Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 11:46:47 (EDT)
What a great resource this site is! The maps of the various lines are just great. Thanks for publishing this information.
Keith Heilner <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ and LV
Easton, PA USA - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 17:08:02 (EDT)
A truly excellent site
John Hughes <>
Favorite RR's: New York Central, Pennslyvania RR
Coventry, RI USA - Sunday, July 23, 2000 at 14:31:29 (EDT)
Nice site, contains a lot of info. Thanks.
Randy Porter <>
Favorite RR's: all eastern, esp NKP, Wheeling, Suzy Q
Toledo, oh USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 13:21:07 (EDT)
You have a really wonderful and informative website. I will visit it often to obtain info on some of my favorite railroads. Great job!!
Bud Rath <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, NH, PRR, NYC, LV, L&NE, D&H, EL
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 16:45:16 (EDT)
C&WI is the Chicago & Western Indiana -- the railroad the Erie used to enter Chicago, IL.
Favorite RR's: ERIE, NJ&NY, NYS&W, NYC West Shore line and C&WI
PENNSVILLE, NJ USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 13:42:02 (EDT)
all the info on the "fallen flags"in new jersey is greatly appreciated;we now add conrail to the list! thanks
vince higgins <vjhimself>
Favorite RR's: cnj,raritanriver rr,reading,lne, lvrr,njt/njdot,prsl
forked river, nj USA - Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 11:07:36 (EDT)
Great site! If any one can help I am looking for info for Railroads of Bridgeton (Cmberland County). Thanks
Derek <>
Favorite RR's: Unknown. I'm Just getting started
Bridgeton, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 15:06:03 (EDT)
Great work! Very informative. I loved the detail, especially the waterfront area in NJ. I never knew that so many railroads had waterfront terminals, or that CNJ's waterfront presence was so huge. (I've not lived in NJ for very long, and so it looks like I've missed out on a lot of activity.) Again, thank you.
Tony Loviscek <>
Favorite RR's: CCC&STL, DL&W, CNJ
South Orange, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 20:17:06 (EDT)
Really like the maps with the contours of how the land is laid out This is a big help in seeing why the railroad went the way it did. Looking foward to seeing the rest of the DLW to Buffalo when you get it posted. Looking at the middle anthracite coal field I can really see how the network of LV and RDG branches where spread out. Super! Keep up the good work. I really do enjoy your efforts. BN Bob
Bob Stafford <>
Favorite RR's: EL, DLW, LV, CNJ
Granite Falls, WA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 23:23:45 (EDT)
Really like the maps with the contours of how the land is laid out This is a big help in seeing why the railroad went the way it did. Looking foward to see the rest of the DLW to Buffalo when you get it posted. Looking at the middle anthracite coal field I can really see how the network of LV and RDG branches where spread out. Super! Keep up the good work. I really do enjoy your efforts. BN Bob
Bob Stafford <>
Favorite RR's: EL, DLW, LV, CNJ
Granite Falls, WA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 23:23:18 (EDT)
Really like the maps with the contours of how the land is land out This is a big help in seeing why the railroad went the way it did. Looking foward to see the rest of the DLW to Buffalo when you get it posted. Looking at the middle anthracite coal field I can really see how the network of LV and RDG branches where spread out. Super! Keep up the good work. I really do enjoy your efforts. BN Bob BN Bob
Bob Stafford <>
Favorite RR's: EL, DLW, LV, CNJ
Granite Falls, WA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 23:21:47 (EDT)
Thanks for supporting the railroad information
Jack Balling <>
Favorite RR's: New Jersey Central
Columbia, SC USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 21:22:28 (EDT)
These online maps are great! I would like to see a map that you could click on for close up details such as yard layout, siding placement, roundhouse location etc. The map should contain all the trackage from the Erie, DL&W and EL not just for a particular year. Marty
Marty Larson <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W; EL
Macungie, PA USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 16:50:54 (EDT)
Great Side!
Peter H. Fischer <>
Vienna, Vienna aUSTRIA - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 16:22:07 (EDT)
It was a lot of fun looking at the old system maps. I found a lot of interesting information on items such as signal rules. Will be back again! Thanks!
Stuart Cray <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ & LV
Roselle Park, NJ USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2000 at 22:58:15 (EDT)
you should do a wep page on the underground railroad that the slaves used.
USA - Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 15:11:47 (EDT)
could i pick your brain for a minute? i live in millstone and i know there was a railroad going through my backyard where do you think i could find something about what did run through millstone???
michael <>
Favorite RR's: CSX, CONRAIL
millstone, nj USA - Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 22:56:47 (EDT)
Great site. I am looking for info, track schematic on the CNJ Atlantic Highlands pier for modeling purposes. Any help?
Chris Ayotte <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ
USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 09:52:04 (EDT)
Like the track diagrams, helps me understand what I saw as a kid growing up in the New Jersey area. Am trying to model some of the CNJ myself. Thanks for putting this page together. Nice job.
Rich todd <>
Favorite RR's: cnj, chessie, el, reading, lv, pc
il USA - Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 14:16:11 (EDT)
Thanks, Your site seems to have all the bases covered.
Kurt Thompson <>
Favorite RR's: B&O, EL, and general interest in the other ones on your site
USA - Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 07:58:42 (EDT)
Well done, thank you.
Michael Carley <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ
Edinburgh Scotland, UK - Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 09:29:22 (EDT)
Do you have information on the RRRR? Or possibly know someone who would like to correspond about the RRRR? Thanks. Very nice graphics.
Mark Bohrer <>
Favorite RR's: Raritan River Rail Road
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Friday, April 28, 2000 at 18:06:42 (EDT)
searching for name of railroad that ran thru town of centerville, nj. now town is called windsor.
matt harris <>
Favorite RR's: all
windsor, nj USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 22:18:45 (EDT)
In memory of our dear son Robert Piero ZanFagna. We lost him at age 30 in 1989 from Hodgkins Disease. He was a railroad buff of the first order. His favorite road was the Erie Lackawanna - had a vanity plate on his van - Erie Lac. As a young teen in the 70's he would take his bike to crossings in Jersey to see the last Erie diesels go by. Keep up the great work with this page, he would have been proud of you!!!!!!
Joyce ZanFagna <>
Favorite RR's: Erie Lackawanna
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 13:47:45 (EDT)
Loved Signal info. Only wish WM was in NJ.
Douglas Robb <>
Favorite RR's: Western Maryland,B&O
Newark, DE USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at 13:41:22 (EDT)
Good reading material for local history. Thanks.
Hiroshi Arai <>
Middletown, NY USA - Saturday, April 15, 2000 at 21:30:38 (EDT)
Good pictures and history.
hdonlin <>
Favorite RR's: Susquehanna
W. Milford, NJ USA - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 14:58:35 (EST)
Used to flag the school train 1943-1947 at Hiltons Station to go to Atlantic Highlands. Five mile trip and the fare was ten cents. Used to love those old Camelbacks, 777, 774 ect. Excelent site keep up the good work. The North Jersey Coast Line will always be remembered.
George Ruch <>
Favorite RR's: CRRNJ D@H PRR
Albuquerque , NM USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 23:52:46 (EST)
Just discovered your site. I'm too excited to say anything intellegent. THANKS
William Marosits <>
Favorite RR's: Paterson & Ramapo
Bloomfield, NJ USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 12:42:40 (EST)
Former Operator, Train Dispatcher, Assistant Passenger Train Mast, for EL and Conrail
Rich Pennisi <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W, Erie, EL, LV, LNE, L&HR, NYS&W, NYO&W
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 17:14:42 (EST)
A very interesting site. I am a former resident of Arlington NJ. Looking for a picture of the Erie GL Branch station formerly in Arlington.
Bob King <>
Favorite RR's: Erie,DL&W,SP,ATSF
R. Palos Verdes, CA USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 01:02:06 (EST)
Great site, keep the improvements coming!
Jerry Clearwater <>
Favorite RR's: NYC,PRR,NYO&W,DL&W,D&RG,Col. Midland
NJ USA - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 07:02:05 (EST)
A very nice site! As a daily commuter to New York on the Gladstone Line, it's nice to have a little history to contemplate (when you're getting squished like a sardine!) Seriously, it's a very interesting site.
Ted Peck <>
USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 21:26:34 (EST)
NEWARK, NJ USA - Monday, February 28, 2000 at 15:47:18 (EST)
Found this whilst browsing, why didn't any of my NJ friends send it too me?
Adrian Smith <>
Favorite RR's: English ones, and the NYC & HRR
Basildon, England - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 17:52:15 (EST)
Please give me best location to look at old artifacts from the LV area around Phillipsburg Area and museum of any fallen railroads in the area.
Joseph J Zakutansky <>
Favorite RR's: Leigh Valley, Eire Lackawana, Grand Trunk Western
Crown Point, IN USA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 12:04:34 (EST)
Great Site, keep up the good work!
Ray Sigler
Favorite RR's: Ann Arbor, PRR
Cadillac, MI USA - Friday, February 18, 2000 at 13:17:11 (EST)
What will become of this railroad, now that the lumber mill has closed ?
Mike Raposa <>
Favorite RR's: Amador central
Amador, CA USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 16:52:42 (EST)
Terrific site with lots of good info. I'm originally from Passaic, where the Erie ran down the middle of the main street. Have lots of pictures of the Erie & some DL&W from the 50's.
Vic Godfrey <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, DL&W, NYS&W, NY Central (West Shore Line)
New Milford, NJ USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 02:01:24 (EST)
nice compilation
michael diehl <>
USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:08:53 (EST)
Enjoyed the trip thru. would like to know if copies of the maps are available for purchase. My son and I are beginnig work on a layout and I would like to use the NYS&W as our subject. It's our "local" line. Thamks again. VB
Vinnie Behnke <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W, NYS&W, EL,
HIGHLAND LAKES, NJ USA - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 09:16:07 (EST)
ROGER SALZANO <rogf@nec.nat>
Favorite RR's: NYS&W, ERIE LAC., NYC,
SUSSEX, NJ USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 16:44:21 (EST)
really enjoyed a trip through the past when I worked in New Jersey on the EL and the CRRof NJ thanks for the good informative work, it is appreciated
M.C.Mike Wikman <>
San Antonio, TX USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 09:51:05 (EST)
Really great site. Thoroghly Enjoyable
Larry Doe <>
Favorite RR's: P&RSL, PRR, RDG
Bristol, VT USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 18:27:14 (EST)
good site
john m rose <>
roschester, ny USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 09:15:17 (EST)
I'm just a little 'ole NJ Transit Rail employee checking your web site. I found your work painstakingly detailed in the roads of the past. Great effort!! Thank You for an interesting journey.
Lorna Day <>
Favorite RR's: CRR
Carteret, NJ USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 11:30:50 (EST)
Favorite RR's: NYO&W
THAXTON, VA USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 07:13:42 (EST)
Your Timetables for the DL&W 1950 was of great help. As a 10 yr. old kid, I use to save my money and travel, back and forth from Morristown to Hoboken on the Electric M.U.s. Do you have a 50 or 57 timetable of mu operation, Hobkn to Dover. Thank you for a great site. Dennis
Dennis Gardner <>
Favorite RR's: D.L&W , AMTRAK, B.C. RAIL
Seattle, , Wa USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 15:11:09 (EST)
my memory of trains goes back to the early 40's, when i first rode steam engines to the shore, using the alter- nating service of the pennsy and jersey central. as a native of jersey city, i have a general interest in all the lines that once had operations on the west shore of the river. thanks for jogging the memories. geoff hermes
geoff hermes <>
Favorite RR's: pennsy, jersey central
phoenix, az USA - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 13:41:37 (EST)
Hello from Norway, Europe. You have a very nice site for railway fans. Best regards from Bengt PS: If you want to see a railway close to where I live, you can take a look at:
Bengt Hammer <>
Norway - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 23:16:37 (EST)
Very much enjoyed your page and the info. As a former commuter on the NY&LB RR between Elberon and Newark, a lot of what I saw brought back many memories.
John Andrejcio <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, RDG, B&O
Dayton, oh USA - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 15:11:55 (EST)
Thanks for steering me to it , Hank. Most enjoyable!
Dave Plumer <>
Favorite RR's: "White Mt. Central" and "Hobo" both in Lincoln, NH
Portland, ME USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 22:06:50 (EST)
Great site. The info was invaluable and interesting. Wonderful job!
Richie Kump <>
Favorite RR's: Erie-Lackawanna, CNJ, NYS&W
Hackensack, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 00:37:46 (EST)
I am looking for information about the Morris & Essix R. R. Co.. Have some old documents from Boyer, Shimer and Richard. Hope to learn more.
Rich <>
PA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 21:20:17 (EST)
Also interested in Maybrook Area & Poughkeepsie Bridge
Harry R. Tucker <>
Favorite RR's: erie, West Shore, NYO&W, NYS&W, LNE,LHR
New Windsor, NY USA - Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 21:10:20 (EST)
I grew up along the Raritan River Railroad, a shortline 12.6 miles of mainline between New Brunswick, NJ and South Amboy via Milltown. I'm looking for information about the line, especially photos of engines and rolling stock and very especially any Logo information. This is a very nice set of pages by-the-way.
Peter Plantec <>
Favorite RR's: Raritan River Railroad
Beverly Hills, CA USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 13:02:30 (EST)
I grew up along the Raritan River Railroad, a shortline 12.6 miles of mainline between New Brunswick, NJ and South Amboy via Milltown. I'm looking for information about the line, especially photos of engines and rolling stock and very especially any Logo information.
Peter Plantec <>
Favorite RR's: Raritan River Railroad
Beverly Hills, CA USA - Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 13:01:51 (EST)
I recieved my first set of trains ( Lionel's ) at age four, I am now 56, and it has been an on going love affair ever since.
William J. Dorr <wrockabilly>
Stony Point, NY USA 10980 - Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 10:02:55 (EST)
Any info that is available on the SUSSEX RR would be a great help. Thankyou
Stephen J. Kelmer, Sr. <>
Favorite RR's: SUSSEX RR
Newton, , N.J. USA - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 18:44:05 (EST)
Any info that is available would be a great help. Thankyou
Stephen J. Kelmer, Sr.
Favorite RR's: SUSSEX RR
USA - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 18:19:36 (EST)
Californian who just happens to know and love NJ.
Favorite RR's: SP, WP, CNJ, EL
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 23:26:01 (EST)
I lived in Murray Hill and taught in South Orange for 20 and rode the Lackawanna to and from school. I have always had a soft spot for RR since both of my grandfathers had worked in Michigan for theNYC and Grand Trunk 85 years ago.
Wayne Hemingway <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W in NJ
Houston, Tx USA - Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 20:09:21 (EST)
Researching the Jersey City CRRNJ terminal I found this site through altavista search. Thanks for sharing this information. Invaluable for research and otherwise would have taken months to track down through library collections
Shelley Sass <>
USA - Monday, December 20, 1999 at 17:15:04 (EST)
I found your site through EL links. Bravo!
Thom Joyce <>
Favorite RR's: Toledo Terminal, Erie Lakawanna, DT&I, NYC, N&W
Normal, IL USA - Friday, December 10, 1999 at 00:50:57 (EST)
You have a GREAT SITE,I have enjoyed it a lot .you must have many,many hours involved here. My Thanks To You,and if there is anything that I may be able to contribute to you I would be happy too. Thanks Again, Tom H.
Thomas R. Hesington <>
Favorite RR's: C&NW , RIO GRANDE , NYC , B&O ,
Bellmawr, NJ USA - Wednesday, December 08, 1999 at 20:00:27 (EST)
Great site! Very valuable information. Appreciate the contributors efforts! Thanks!
Jerry Clearwater <>
Favorite RR's: PRR, NYC, DL&W, CNJ, LV, ERIE, NJ Shortlines
Morganville, NJ USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 10:34:16 (EST)
Well done! (The Black River and Western SUCKs!)
Pete Maurer <>
Favorite RR's: PRR (Bel-Del), LV, CNJ, RR
Flemington, nj USA - Saturday, November 27, 1999 at 13:22:18 (EST)
As a little girl we often took the train from Philly to Washington and later I rode the trains from Paoli to Philly many times. I love trains and thank you for your website. Lucy
Lucy Burk <>
Favorite RR's: Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsy
Mt. Holly, NJ USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 18:51:03 (EST)
The site is great try to find some room for the Rahway Valley... Before it is forgotted...
Mike Cray <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ
Roselle Park, NJ USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 19:33:59 (EST)
I am in the process of designing a HO gauge train layout. I would like to model this layout against the major lines in Northern Jersey. Having grown up in Glen Ridge I vaguely remeber the Montclair Station. My plan is to replicate the Booton, Montclair, and other north jersey lines.
Joseph Tagliaferro <>
Long Valley, New Jersey USA - Sunday, November 14, 1999 at 15:58:06 (EST)
Interested in Camden & Amboy RR.....first in you have information or sources?
John F Mann <>
Favorite RR's: PRR, B&O
Bordentown, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 17:30:54 (EST)
I like the maps its very helpfull in the times I do get time away from the GTW, so I can railfan in the east a little more easy and less stressfull loking for locations. Thanks again I will be back to visit the site.
Stan Sienicki <>
Favorite RR's: MEC.BAR,PT,RUTLAND,GTW in the 50's
Lawton, Mi USA - Tuesday, November 09, 1999 at 17:44:28 (EST)
Nice web site I like the Norac siganal sim. it keeps me sharp when I run on the IHB in Chicago I work for the GTW out of Battle Creek, Mi.
Stan Sienicki BLE DIV.33 <>
Favorite RR's: MEC,BAR,PT,RUTLAND,GTW in the 50's
LAWTON, MI USA - Tuesday, November 09, 1999 at 17:32:39 (EST)
Love your site, enjoyed the maps and brought back memories of weehhawken terminal
john wackerling <>
NEWARK, NJ USA - Sunday, November 07, 1999 at 17:10:52 (EST)
your's is the first site that has the track schematic profile, at least. i am looking for a track schematic of the entire new jersey rail system.a map that shows all of the rail road tracks even the out of service tracks!
thomas r. mezzo <>
Favorite RR's: central jersey railroad,rahway valley,lehigh lines
garwood, nj USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 13:46:31 (EST)
Looking for a map and info on the Atlantic Highlands Branch of the New Jersey Southern Railroad. I know the train began in Port Monmouth and ran through middletown to red bank. Please contact me with info.
Jaime DeRisi <>
Favorite RR's: NJSRR Atlantic Highlands Branch
Red Bank, NJ USA - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 09:56:15 (EST)
Great site I am looking for accurate trackplans, photos, topo'maps for NYC West shore terminal and yards and NYS&W edgewater yard and branches, for 30's - '60's Any suggestions
Damian <>
Favorite RR's: NYC, PRR, NYS&W
USA - Wednesday, November 03, 1999 at 18:30:55 (EST)
My family has owned a house across from the Tuckahoe NJ train station for the last 100 years
Paul Veneziale <>
Favorite RR's: PA reading searshore line
philadelphia, pa USA - Friday, October 29, 1999 at 00:06:20 (EDT)
Henry, nice site you have here, and I should know :-) Great work!!
Dave Cramer <>
Favorite RR's: C&NW, MILW
Madison, WI USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 20:47:38 (EDT)
Lived in New Jersey almost all my life. Anything about New jersey railroads bring back a lot of great memories!
Joe LoBosco <>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central
Riverdale, GA USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 16:21:13 (EDT)
Enjoyed your site. My great-grandfather was a trolley opererator in Paterson, NJ back in the late 1800s-early1900s (and during the great Paterson fire). I was looking for information about trolleys, etc. back then when I came across your site. Thanks
John McKenzie <>
Murphy, NC USA - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 09:20:14 (EDT)
I grew up in Clifton and am trying to find some photographs of the station that was destroyed when Interstate 80 was built. Can you be of any help or have any suggestions?
Martin Krakowski <>
Favorite RR's: EL
Paterson, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 04:43:39 (EDT)
Excellent page! I'm always on the lookout for archives/phot records of fallen flags . . . thank you for all your hard work.
T Earnhart <>
Favorite RR's: Western Pacific, Espee
Sacramento, CA USA - Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 09:37:33 (EDT)
where can I find the map for the Camden and Amboy? there was a silent movie about a trip on the Camden and Amboy-- do you know the name of it? it was hillarious
Jacques Gros <>
Favorite RR's: Freehold Branch
USA - Monday, October 04, 1999 at 21:33:48 (EDT)
I like your site and will visit it often.
Chuck Greene <>
Exton, Pa USA - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 19:21:41 (EDT)
Thanks for sharing your documents. I am modeling DL&W Oswego branch. Schedule, equipment and signalling info will be helpful.
Jack Haynes <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W
Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 21:27:53 (EDT)
Gene Douthit <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ-DL&W-PRR-LV-L&HR-L&NE
IRONIA, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 18:27:47 (EDT)
Gene Douthit <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ-DL&W-PRR-LV-L&HR-L&NE
IRONIA, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 18:26:11 (EDT)
Gene Douthit <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ-DL&W-PRR-LV-L&HR-L&NE
IRONIA, NJ USA - Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at 18:24:27 (EDT)
Love your site. The track diagrams will come in handy when designing my model railroad layout. (CNJ and connections: 1965 - 1976 in N scale). Is there anyway of finding prototype track drawings to scale? (i.e., switch lengths and actual distances of track lengths, bridges, sidings etc.) Thanks...
Pete Blomstrom < >
Favorite RR's: CNJ, LV, RDG, PC etc.
Staten Is., NY USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 15:22:39 (EDT)
I am part of a planning committee for our local Boy Scouts of America district. We had the idea in May, to plan a camporee with a railroad theme. We could camp right next to the CMSL and have access to the rail line, have Railroading Merit Badge Counselors and some displays for about 200 scouts. We are haveing trouble contacting the CMSL and finding local knowledgeable people who would be able to attend the weekend of Nov. 5-7. Any offers or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort.
Marian Jordan <>
Favorite RR's: NJ Transit-Atlantic City Line, Cape May Seashore Line
Linwood, NJ USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 09:44:08 (EDT)
Great Site. Brings up a lot of memories, reinforces and answers a lot of questions. I grew up NY&LBRR with PRR and CNJ. Ancestors worked the lines
Marty Boa <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, PRR, RRRR, LV,NP
Tinton Falls, NJ USA - Sunday, September 26, 1999 at 22:45:13 (EDT)
You have a great site. I had heart failure when the site name and location on RailServe changed. Took me a while to find you again, but I'm glad I did. This is probably one of the best infor sites on railroads anywhere. Hope you'll stay around a long time!
Bob Grindrod <>
Favorite RR's: EL; CNJ; LNE; NH
Barrington, IL USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 10:34:42 (EDT)
a great piece of work guys..i am 83 years and it brings back a lot of memories...keep up the good work..
bill merchant <>
Favorite RR's: erie and el
marion, ooh USA - Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 23:24:25 (EDT)
Favorite RR's: PRR & CNJ
ELIZABETH, NJ USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 16:41:59 (EDT)
Granddads had nearly 100 years of service on DL&W and Pennsy.
Marty Harrison <>
Knob Noster , MO USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 12:01:14 (EDT)
Great Job!
David Ramos <>
Favorite RR's: Erie Lackawanna
Clifton, NJ USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 13:45:36 (EDT)
I am a former Erie Lackawanna / Conrail / and now, I guess Norfolk Southern B&B Mechanic. Actually, I still work for the railroad. I hired out for the EL in 1975 as a trackman. Although it has been a tough job to deal with ( staying away from home and all), I really do not think that I would have enjoyed any other job as much as I have this one. I have been everywhere in the northeast part of this country from New York to Chicago and from Watertown to Washington D.C.I think that if I had to choose a favorite spot, I think the River line along the Hudson ( west shore) would be my pick. Being a bridge guy, they stick in my mind the most. I've worked on : the Starucca Viaduct, Rock bridge in Altoona, Portage High Bridge, the Fred Day Viaduct in Jersey City, Upper Bay bridge, the Hack bridge , also in Jersey City, and just about every damned bridge on the Southern Tier of Conrail, from Suffern, New York, to Buffalo, New York. I have no regrets. Thank You for this forum.
Gary T. Miller <>
Favorite RR's: EL, DL&W, NYO&W
West Franklin, PA USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 11:03:48 (EDT)
A great website. Fine maps and timetables
Ken Ganser <>
Favorite RR's: Reading, CNJ, ERIE, L&Hudson, L&NE, NH,PRR,NYC, North Eastern RR's
Brooklyn, NY USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 23:51:14 (EDT)
A great site, hopefully one day there will be some information on the Rahway Valley RR, as this Railroad has peaked my interest.
Mike Dwyer <>
Favorite RR's: Rahway Valley, DL&W, EL, CNJ, NJT, M&E, Conrail, HBS
Mountainside, NJ USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 00:52:45 (EDT)
I am primarily interested in safety and signalling devices that use to exist. Especially different signal apparatus.
Jeff Stine <>
Favorite RR's: Santa Fe Illinois Central Western Pacific C & NW
Agoura, Ca USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 02:15:41 (EDT)
Found your site in forum section. Looks good. I'am new to Compuserve.
James Lyons <>
Caledonia, Wi USA - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 20:44:24 (EDT)
I grew up in Maplewood, NJ, and walked every tie along the RVRR tracks during the 1960s. I just discovered this site, and if anyone has questions about this now-defunt shortline, I might be able to help.
Bruce Trampler <>
Favorite RR's: Rahway Valley
USA - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 18:54:00 (EDT)
I have interest in all of ConRail's predesiors roads.
john schaefer <>
bronx, ny USA - Friday, August 13, 1999 at 16:01:06 (EDT)
I'm a signal fan, and I found the many lists of aspects and indications informative and interesting. Keep up the good work!
Eric Pedersen <>
Favorite RR's: Chicago & North Western BY FAR!
Des Plaines, IL USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 14:47:15 (EDT)
I am looking for any information on the New York Central from 1920 to 1958. My grandfather was an engineer and chief draftsman from this time. I am looking for old pictures, maps, really anything with the new york central on it.
Stephen C. Wood <>
Favorite RR's: New York Central
Durham, NC USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 17:43:51 (EDT)
any info available on NJ's Rahway Valley R.R.? I used to live close to their terminous near Union,NJ where I grew up
gary clark <>
Favorite RR's: B+A(maine),lehigh valley,pennsy
tampa, fl USA - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 11:54:55 (EDT)
if any one has info on the old beacon,ny to danbury ,conn line send it to me please. I love historic trains and old lines..If any one wants to go on a historic ride in the catskills mts then you have to go to the Delaware and ulster rail ride in arkville NY very nice... send me some info on historic trains/lines in new york state thanks
anthony <>
Favorite RR's: metro-north,conrail,csx
cold spring, ny USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 07:59:54 (EDT)
you have a very nice site keep up the good work ......
anthony <>
Favorite RR's: metro-north,conrail,csx,
cold spring, ny USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 07:50:46 (EDT)
you have a very nice site keep up the good work ......
anthony <>
Favorite RR's: metro-north,conrial,csx,
cold spring, ny USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 07:50:22 (EDT)
JACOB GOOS <djgoos@vrdom. com>
COTTAGEVILLE, SC USA - Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 20:34:01 (EDT)
Paul Graczyk <>
Westford, MA USA - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 10:21:29 (EDT)
Great web site, just what I have been looking for to answer a lot of questions. Ancestors worked on CNJ-PRR-NY&LBRR and I come from an old NJ railroad family.
Marty Boa <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, PRR, NY&LBRR, LV, NP
Tinton Falls, NJ USA - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 23:45:46 (EDT)
I enjoy your web site. It is full of interesting information about New Jersey railroads. I am doing some research onthe railroads of Phillipsburg and Easton and the site is quite helpful.
r wallner <>
Favorite RR's: erie
belmont, ca USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 22:12:05 (EDT)
i am trying to find detailed maps of rr of eastern nc, for history, and hiking. there are quite a few rr,. tram rr i have not heard about, but are listed on maps,and some of the elder folks dont seem toknow much. i need enough details of the maps to look for old sites, bridge crossings (pilings).also any history of these. maps i have so far are steam powered piedmont issue. any help would be appreciated. thanks lorenzo
lorenzo <>
Favorite RR's: ns,csx,old rr, tram rr
washigton, nc USA - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 11:44:08 (EDT)
They call me SOB (Sweet ol Bob)
Bob Hall <>
Favorite RR's: Erie
Newark q, Oh usa - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 20:12:22 (EDT)
Informational webpage.
Marc Samuelson <>
Favorite RR's: Conrail, NJ Transit, Reading & Northern
Edison, NJ USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 23:18:41 (EDT)
Very nice-looking website, with lots of interesting and use- ful information. Come see us any Saturday 1 to 4 PM at the Erie Depot Museum in Port Jervis, NY.
Jim Browning <>
Favorite RR's: Erie Lackawanna Great Northern
Montague, NJ USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 23:06:11 (EDT)
Nice site.
George Lee
Favorite RR's: Erie-Lackawanna
Florence, NJ USA - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 07:39:32 (EDT)
Keep those maps coming!
Ray Sigler
Favorite RR's: Erie Lackawanna, CNJ
Newark, DE USA - Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 13:00:32 (EDT)
RIP Conrail, some of us will miss you!
Henry <>
Favorite RR's: EL, NYC, PRR, LV, etc
Buffalo, NY USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 10:25:52 (EDT)
I grew up in North Bergen, adjacent to the Park in upper right hand corner of the "Waterfront Map." There was (& probably still is, another terminal north of this map, reached by a tunnel under the Palisades. It originally served a Ford plant, and later the Sea-Land terminal. A single-track line connected it to the Weehawken terminal. There was a steam engine service facility adjacent to the terminal and a trolley that came down the Palisades to the terminal. West of the tunnel under the Palisades, which is under and between 48th & 49th Streets in Union City, and then some 20-30 blocks north was a large roundhouse. furnish it from
Robert J. Robertory <>
Fairfax Station, Va USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 22:44:03 (EDT)
nice work
Robert R. Doan <>
Favorite RR's: all of them
Hamilton, NJ USA - Sunday, May 16, 1999 at 20:45:49 (EDT)
Nice page
Bill Marshall <>
Montclair , NJ USA - Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 18:09:35 (EDT)
Very interesting sites regarding New Jersey. Lot of confusion at Jersey City, with many lines converging at one point.
Jeff <>
Favorite RR's: Santa Fe, CNW, Southern Pacific, Illinois Ctrl, Union Pacific
Agoura, Ca USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 01:36:24 (EDT)
Good Site. Would like to see more Topographic maps when you get time
Cory D. Miller <>
Clarks Summit, PA USA - Saturday, May 08, 1999 at 06:53:04 (EDT)
I need maps of geographical ralroads in new england around 1900's pleas send report is due tuesday
Ryan C <>
Favorite RR's: new england
townsend, mass USA - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 19:42:43 (EDT)
robert hopkins <RHOPKINS@EXOTROPE.NET>
ELMIRA , NY USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 17:39:39 (EDT)
FROM 1896 INTO THE 1930's there was a line running from the CNJ Southern Div. at Atsion to the PRSL {C&A} at Atco and over to Williamstown Jct. on the PRSL {ACRR} and on from there to Williamstown. The line from Atsion to Atco was built by Raritan & Delaware Bay R.R. the 1860's and was operated by then and riped up during the 1930's depression. The line from Atco to Williamstown was built by the Williamstown and Delaware Bay R.R. Co. in 1872. The line from Atco to Williamstown Jct. was abandoned in 1932 as the PRSL merger. The line from Williamstown Jct. to Williamstown was abandoned by Conrail in the 1970's. Look forward to hear from you. Please feel free to E-mail me at .
Michael(Mike) Andrescavage <>
Lindenwold, NJ USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 13:56:05 (EDT)
Great Maps, love the site. Is there more detailed maps of Wyoming Valley avilable?
Favorite RR's: E-L LV CNJ
Pittston , Pa USA - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 19:49:26 (EDT)
i love r.r. history there is lots in my area of warren county
mark a stevens <beaupest>
Favorite RR's: conrail dl&w l&hr beldel and much more!!!!!
buttzville, nj USA - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 17:44:35 (EDT)
You have done a wonderful job with this site. The maps and information of a time long ago(at least to me)really interested me. Keep up the good work!
Jason Yard <>
Favorite RR's: Black River and Western,Lehigh Valley,Conrail
Flemington, Nj USA - Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 23:25:35 (EDT)
Good page. Love the maps and the technical stuff like signal aspects.
Brad Levine <>
Princeton, NJ USA - Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 01:02:12 (EST)
Great maps. I found many traces of old tracks during my recent visit to New York and New Jersey (such as the abandoned CRRNJ tracks at Elizabeth and the preserved terminal near the Liberty Science Center) and wondered where they went, until when they operated etc. I'm still looking for information until when each terminal on the west side of the Hudson River (Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City...) operated, and where exactly they were located. As you mostly have information by the original (competing) railroads, none of them seems to show the entire picture ....
Tobias Köhler <>
Favorite RR's: WGM :)
Dresden, SN Federal Democratic Republic - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 20:52:53 (EST)
Nice collection of memoriabilia - downloaded the L&HR 'map & connections for my RR wall. Thanks.
Jack Woods
Favorite RR's: L&HR
Elizabethtown, PA USA - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 12:46:50 (EST)
Nice site...Like the maps...Thanks Hank!
Mark Forder <>
Favorite RR's: Eire
USA - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 12:18:44 (EST)
No Comment
Kenneth Echtle <>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 10:01:28 (EST)
Philip Johnson <>
Greenfield, MA USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 19:26:38 (EST)
Great site. I'll definitely be back. Thanks
Rich Lubitz
Favorite RR's: NYO&W, ERIE
USA - Wednesday, March 17, 1999 at 16:50:37 (EST)
Nice site, Hank, very well done.
Mike Del Vecchio <>
Favorite RR's: Lackawanna then, everything now
Dover, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 21:31:29 (EST)
Thanks for all the information on my favorite railroads. Very professionally done.
Joe Jordan <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, DL&W, & Erie Lackawanna
Clinton, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 16:11:42 (EST)
Looking for information on the "Rock-a-Bye" railroad or possibly called the "Rock-a-Bye Baby Railroad" that ran through Long Valley, possibly High Bridge, Bartley, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Frank J. Atterbury <>
Favorite RR's: Trying to get info on NJ's "Rock-a-Bye" railroad or Rock a Bye Baby??
Convent Station, NJ USA - Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 12:40:06 (EST)
The best collection of maps and time tables on the net. I like to trace the routes of old or abandonded railroad beds in new york pennsylvania and new jersey.
Mark Stromberg <mstromberg@DCMDE.DLA.MIL>
owego , ny USA - Friday, March 12, 1999 at 07:27:10 (EST)
great site
John Reddy <>
Favorite RR's: pennsy
USA - Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at 13:24:21 (EST)
your map collection is tops.
joseph a. gambardello < >
Favorite RR's: pennsy, prsl, dl&w,
haddon heights, nj USA - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 12:44:26 (EST)
Great Site! Will visit often. O&WebSite
Ronald J. Vassallo <>
Favorite RR's: New York Ontario & Western, New York Susquehanna
SDaddle Brook, NJ USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 13:33:42 (EST)
A nice site with good background info.
John Johnson <>
Favorite RR's: NYS&W, L&NE, MN&J
Port Jervis , NY USA - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 13:06:01 (EST)
Thank you.
Glenn E. Bonney <>
Macungie, PA USA - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 13:41:01 (EST)
Nice Site. I lile the mainline track profile info. I grew up in upstate N.Y. (Endicott) near the Erie Lackawanna, but now that I live in central N.J. (near Somerville), I've been becoming interested in the CNJ and Lehigh Valley.
Gary Machlica <>
Favorite RR's: DL&W, E-L, Erie, and LV now that I live 1 mi from the main line at Neshanic , N.J.
Neshanic Station, N.J USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 14:22:33 (EST)
A very intersting web site. As a European i find it difficult to understand why you dont have so many passenger train services in the states. I live in a village with a population of 6,000 we have trains every 30 minutes in each direction from 6 a.m. thru until 1 a.m. is it possible to buy re prints of old train schedules?
Brian Gamble <>
Favorite RR's: all i was looking for passenger schedules for Franklin NJ
USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 03:17:38 (EST)
I come from Elizabeth - my great-great grandfather worked on the Central as did my grandfather. I remember riding the Central as a child and also - train watching at the old E'Port station. I like you web sight a lot and I appreciate all the work that has gone into it. Thanks !!!!
Frank Eldridge <>
Favorite RR's: Jersey Central
Apex, NC USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 00:16:55 (EST)
Great site,It was so good to find TTs. maps and other such material on the net. I'll be back for annother look.
steven c merriam <>
Favorite RR's: UP, but I like all of them
Lewiston, Id USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 23:44:40 (EST)
Great maps!! Would be interesting to see different years. For instance, Lehigh Valley system map does not show full extent of Elmira, Cortland & Northern, much of which had been abandoned by the '30s.
Drew Robinson <>
Favorite RR's: DLW, NYO&W, NYS&W, NYC-Putnam,
Seattle, Wa USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 21:59:04 (EST)
Jim Lawlor <>
Newark, NJ USA - Thursday, February 18, 1999 at 14:00:31 (EST)
Dear Matt I am looking for information about the old West Shore, and northern Vally lines that ran in Bergen County NJ if you have any Information about them, or other Bergen lines (defunk) I would like to read It. Thank you PS Your Site Matt Kelleher Sr. is great. 40 E Church St Bergenfield NJ 07621-4603
Matt Kelleher Sr <>
Favorite RR's: all Old Passenger
Bergenfield, NJ USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 23:49:38 (EST)
Thank you very much for Your very nice sight and especially for the maps and info. Yours, Ralph Waver
Ralph Waver <>
Favorite RR's: Eire-Lackawanna, New York, Susquahanna & Western, Lehigh Valley
Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 15:37:41 (EST)
What I have seen is very detailed and has many values for the fallen flags. (SOB)=Sweet ol Bob
Robert R. Hall <>
Favorite RR's: Erie
Newark, Oh USA - Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at 08:07:17 (EST)
Congratulations on your fine work. The CNJ diagrams may be from after April 30, 1967 because the interconnection with LVRR at Aldene is indicated and also the trackage over the Newark Bay draw looks as if it is only two tracks and a storage track. I lived along the CNJ for many years. My Dad rode train 101 out of Jersey City for over 25 years. I recall taking the CNJ from Jackson Ave. Jersey City during WW II to visit my grand parents at the Jersey shore. After living in Jersey City I lived on the cut in Bayonne at 33rd Street. I used to walk him to the train at 33rd St. Station. The station master was a gentleman named Mr. Dobbins. This was in the late 1940's. He used to pay me 10 cents a day during the summer to bring the afternoon papers up to the station from trackside as they were thrown from the baggage cars or combines. I was privileged to lived next to the CNJ and enjoyed railroading during the age of steam. I have never forgotten it and finding your web page was wonderful. Do you possibly have the location of signals along the main line as you do on the Elizabethport-Perth Amboy line? I have an employee time table for the main line dated April 1940 when the New York-Newark high line was in operation. I also have employee time tables for the main line and pennsylvania divison for Summer 1961. My greatest joy as a child was being around the railroad. i do not think anyone could have had a better time. Many thanks! Jim Quinn
James P. Quinn <JQUINN4878@AOL.COM>
Favorite RR's: CRRNJ
Dayton, NJ USA - Friday, February 12, 1999 at 14:53:30 (EST)
none yet still checking it out
Nigel Borzek <>
beachwood, nj USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 17:49:11 (EST)
trians are mint
john lambert
USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 17:39:41 (EST)
Great site. Thanks for the maps. Keep them coming. Sorry,
Jim Robertson <>
Favorite RR's: Hoboken Shore RR; Central RR of NJ; Delaware,Lackawana, and Western
South Orange, NJ USA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 09:05:15 (EST)
Great study in physical characteristics.
Ray Sigler
Favorite RR's: Michigan Central, NYC
Cadillac, MI USA - Monday, January 25, 1999 at 11:17:48 (EST)
New to site
Richard E. Lewis Sr. <>
Favorite RR's: PRSL-PRR-CRRofG
Berlin, NJ USA - Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 13:05:46 (EST)
Looks Good, look forward to more.
Al Buchan <>
Favorite RR's: PRR, EL, P&LE, B&LE
Mt. Laurel, NJ USA - Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 13:47:08 (EST)
I greatly appreciate your work. As a native of Maplewood NJ I remember a railroad running across the south side of town ending before Springfield Ave. Was this a branch of the Rahway Valley?
Richard A. Jones <>
Anderson, IN USA - Friday, January 15, 1999 at 14:36:11 (EST)
This site is awesome! I've spent MONTHS searching for detail maps of the CNJ operations in the Jersey City area and your's is the only site that has this level of detail. Thanks for making it available to the rest of us!!
Rich Becker <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ, NYC, RRRR,
Old Bridge, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 04:22:38 (EST)
Nice looking site.
Dorr Altizer <>
Favorite RR's: Southern Pacific, BNSF, Union Pacific
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 17:17:30 (EST)
Thank You The info on the New Jersey Coastal run from Jersey City to Bay Head will be very usefull to me when I finilize my plans to model the run in HO scale. I'm still collecting data to determine origins and terminations of passenger and freight service to and from the Matawan to Bay Head section for the late 50's and early 60's era. The modern NJ Transit trains start in Bay Head and as far as I can tell there is no freight service. Any help is appreciated.
howard b goodrich <>
Favorite RR's: PRR & CNJ
Bayville, NJ USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 11:53:19 (EST)
Henry: Thanks for making these RR history items so accessible.
Charles Meehan <>
Favorite RR's: NY&LBRR,PRR,CNJ
Shrewsbury, NJ USA - Monday, January 04, 1999 at 11:16:38 (EST)
Looks like the start of a great site. Seeing the CNJ mainline track profile through Raritan was interesting -- that'w where I grew up and sometimes visited Boyd tower.
Ross Kudlick <>
Favorite RR's: CNJ
Fairfax, VA USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 15:03:57 (EST)
nice site i like the maps excellent!
jeff nahhas <>
Favorite RR's: nyc, el, lv, lhr, prr, pc rdg
USA - Sunday, January 03, 1999 at 04:41:50 (EST)
Thanks for the info on the CNJ High Bridge branch!!
Cory D. Miller <>
Favorite RR's: Erie, DL&W, and EL
Clarks Summit, PA USA - Saturday, January 02, 1999 at 15:55:29 (EST)
This is to test the fixed guestbook....
Hank Sundermeyer <>
Favorite RR's: Any
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:42:40 (EST)
Hey, is this a great site or what!
Henry <>
Favorite RR's: NYC, PRR, LV, EL, CNJ
Buffalo, NY USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 15:13:09 (EST)
Nice site! I like the schematic maps.
Gary Machlica <>
Neshanic Station, NJ USA - Friday, December 11, 1998 at 14:04:11 (EST)
Great site, I really like the old Reading Company maps. The old New York Division, now Conrail's Trenton Line runs right by my house.
The Central Jersey Railfan Page Andrew Ordun <>
Belle Mead, NJ USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 13:21:25 (EST)
Fascinating site. I'll be spending many an hour exploring your interesting site. Thanks Wes Stillwagon
Wes Stillwagon <>
N. Plainfield,, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 07:27:15 (EST)
R> The Central Jersey Railfan Page Andrew Ordun <>
Belle Mead, NJ USA - Wednesday, December 09, 1998 at 13:21:25 (EST)
Fascinating site. I'll be spending many an hour exploring your interesting site. Thanks Wes Stillwagon
Wes Stillwagon <>
N. Plainfield,, NJ USA - Tuesday, December 08, 1998 at 07:27:15 (EST)