Page 9: The New York and New Orange Railroad was chartered on June 6, 1897, not April 1897 as stated in the book.
Page 11 top photo: The station was owned by the New Orange Four Junction Railroad at this point.
Page 13 top photo: The stops called "Doty's" and "Katemiller" were actual Stations and not just flag stops. A flag stop by definition is a stop that you have to ask the conductor to stop at, or if your boarding you have to flag down the train. Katemiller was officially known as the "Arion Station" and the foundation is still in place.
Page 14 top photo: The date has to be incorrect as engine No.3 was wrecked in 1906.
Page 14 bottom photo: Louis Keller did not reorganize the NY&NO. He chartered his own railroad, the Rahway Valley Railroad, on July 18, 1904. He then proceeded to purchase the four mile line, the New Orange Four Junction Railroad on March 1, 1905 and the two companies were consolidated.
Page 16 bottom photo: The caption states that the letter was to RV Trustee W.W. Cole. The date is given as May 20, 1903, but the Rahway Valley Railroad was not created until July 18, 1904. If you look at the letter it says "Mr. W.W. Cole, Pres, N.O.F.J.R.R." This proves that the letter was for president William W. Cole of the New Orange Four Junction Railroad.
Page 18: No.7 was constructed in 1908, not 1905. It was sold in 1917, and shipped to Spain in the 1920s and after that in the 1930s and 1940s it worked in South America on a logging line.
Page 19 top photo: In it's lifetime the RV only owned one caboose, No.102. There was never a caboose numbered 101, but there was a flatcar bearing that number. The photo is clearly the rear of a passenger coach.
Page 20 bottom photo: It should read 0-6-0T not 0-6-0.
Page 24 top photo: The Rahway Valley Railroad did not purchase No.11 from the Montpelier and Wells River Railroad. It was purchased from the Grafton and Upton Railroad in 1920, and the G&U purchased it from the Montpelier and Wells River Railroad. On the G&U it was numbered 5, and on the M&WR it was numbered 11. http://www.nyysa.com/archive/images/1/3/3925-0.jpg
Builder's photo of No.11.
Page 26 bottom photo: The RV and DL&W were reconnected in 1931, not for the first time. They were first connected in 1912, but that connection was soon torn up, Louis Keller's orders, after four years of court battles to get the connecton. He was not fit to run the line, which is obvious.
Page 27 top photo: Although passenger service did end in Spring, 1919, a railbus numbered 11 was kept in service until 1922 for Louis Keller and work trains.
Page 27 bottom photo: No.12 was built by the American Locomotive Work's Pittsburgh Works.
Page 29 bottom photo: His actual name was Charles, but everyone called him Carl.
Page 31 top photo: No.15 was not purchased in 1939 it was purchased in 1937.
Page 35 bottom photo: This shows that Charles Keller Beekman held shares in the railroad. He was a New York Lawyer, and Keller's nephew. He became the executor of the Keller estate after his uncle's death, and controlled the railroad until his own death in 1941.
Page 38: No.16 was painted red and YELLOW in the 1960s, and in the mid-1970s it was repainted Maroon and White. Due to No.17 being painted Green and Yellow and No.16 being painted Red and Yellow, and then the repait into identical paint schemes people along the route believe that there were three locomotives.
Page 48: Caboose No.102 was purchases in 1934, not 1932.
Page 49: Postcard is from 1911.
Page 57 top photo: George Clark died in 1969, and his tenure as president was less than 40 years.
Page 65: Again, Louis Keller did not purchase the NY&NO in 1904, he purchased the New Orange Four Junction on March 1, 1905.
Page 82: The left leg of the wye was known as "Branch Junction" and the right and top legs were known as "Wright's Switch." There was never a station called "Branch Junction Station."
Pages 88 and 89: On Page 88 it states that Louis Keller extended the line into Maplewood in 1909, but on the next page it states that the line was built between 1915 and 1916. Well, the branch was actually owned by a seperate company, the Rahway Valley Line. The RVL was created in 1911 and built it's line to a section in Maplewood commonly refered to as "Newark Heights" or "Hilton." In 1915 Keller decided to jack up the line to over Morris Ave, Vauxhall Rd, and Stanley Terrace.
Page 93: George Arthur Clark was born in 1901 and died in 1969 in his office in the Kenilworth station, he did not live to see the 1970s.
Page 100: Not a correction, but I am curious about this map, it is the only thing that I have seen that proves that the RV had a round house on the Monsanto Branch, which was officially known as the Rahway River Branch. Is there more to this map?
Hope this helps Steve. I would be interested in getting in contact with Mary E. McCoy and the Clark Family, do you have their addresses?
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