Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here: http://www.jcrhs.org/
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At 9AM on 9/15/58, Train #3314 failed to stop at the home signal and ran off the Newark Bay Bridge. 48 fatalities including the engine crew.
Cause of the accident was never officially determined.
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I remember seeing the photo/headline on front page of the NY Daily News. (I was only 7 years old)
We don't know what we don't know.
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My father was 2 trains ahead going on the NY&LB. He was visibly shaken that evening. (I was 7 as well)