• CNJ Newark Airport station site

  • 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/
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/

Moderator: CAR_FLOATER

  by PassRailSavesFuel
 
So what's left of the station site the CNJ Budd cars stopped at in the 1960"s? There really wasn"t much there. Maybe a light or two on the staircase. A cinder plateform. Was it in the timetables? I do remember stopping there on the Budd Car. And what did it cost to replace this $100 dollar station? Which did not even have a sign on it, wasn"t on any CNJ map I've seen either. With a station on the Northeast corridor.
  by NY&LB
 
CNJ Oct 30, 1966 MAINLINE TT shows 5 (of 14) weekday trains from E-Port to Newark stopping at the Airport Station and ONE of 11 Sat. trains stopping there, none of the 6 Sunday trains made stops at the Airport "station". Interestingly, only ONE train from Newark to E-port stopped at the airport station on weekdays, none on Sat or Sun!

The station had a wooden stairway up to the roadway over the turnpike. It was a decent hike over to the former and long gone North Terminal.
  by Ken W2KB
 
The purpose of the station was likely for employees of the businesses in the area, including the airport, rather than airline passengers, I suspect. I recall seeing the station from a CNJ train as we passed.
  by PassRailSavesFuel
 
Ken W2KB wrote:The purpose of the station was likely for employees of the businesses in the area, including the airport, rather than airline passengers, I suspect. I recall seeing the station from a CNJ train as we passed.
Just think of the market for this service! For air passengers. I realized this as a teenager. If just a taxi stand or taxi phone was at the top of the stairs for air passengers! There was NO investment here, the pictures I have found there wasn"t even a station sign! It would have been ALL profit for the CNJ. What with 30 year old coaches, no station services. They only had to flag stop, the trains.