njt4172 wrote:Good to know the box car or trucks, there of, are still at the bottom of the lake. Anyone know when the accident occured(year?) or perhaps what the cause was??It was probably not a railroad accident...there is absolutely no record or recall of a DL&W accident at that site...but it was probably linked to the demise of the ice house there. These wooden structures often burned or collapsed. Specially lined wooden refirgerataor cars would be loaded with ice cakes and surrounded with straw and/or sawdust for shipment much like it was stored in the icehouse. One of these cars was probably parked on the siding next to the building or even, if the building were large enough, inside the building. If there was a catastrophy like a fire or sudden collapse while the house was in use, then the car was a victim. Or the collapse and demise of the car could have come later after the operation was abandoned...often cars for specific purposes like that would be "abandoned" in place because nobody had to care about it anymore. Mountain Ice Company also had ice houses at least at Estling Lake in Denville.