• Abandoned stations-- NJT and predecessors

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Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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  by timz
 
Mr Green is trying to include old stations on his NJT track map, so we might as well try to list them all. He mentioned the last hundred years, so I'm not bothering with anything before 1910, and for now, at least, I'm limiting my list to lines that still see passenger trains. But if somebody wants to tackle the others, knock yourself out.

Corrections welcome-- don't forget to give your source.

Starting with the PRR main line from Jersey City to Trenton (no abandoned stations on the Penn Station line AFAIK):

Marion MP 3.3 -- 9/32 to 2/34

(That means there was a train stopping there in the 9/32 timetable and there wasn't in the 2/34. Anybody who can narrow the intervals, speak up.)

Manh Tfr 7.4 -- 1937

Harrison 8.1 -- 9/29 to 6/30

South St 9.7 -- 5/74 to 10/77

Waverly 11.4? -- 5/26 to ... seems to be employee-only by 4/28

South Elizabeth 14.7 -- 5/74 to 10/77, but it's not in the 8/71 Form 72 publ TT

North Rahway 18.7 -- 4/92 to 1/93

Colonia 21.4 -- 5/74 to 10/77

Iselin 22.7 -- 4/72 to 6/72 (the 4/72 TT shows locals stopping at Iselin and Amtraks stopping at Metropark)

Menlo Park 24.0 -- 2/58 to 2/59

Adams 35.5 -- 10/67 to 4/69 (formerly Franklin Park?)

Deans 38.5 -- 4/67 to 10/67

Monmouth Jct 41.0 -- 4/72 to 5/74, but it's not in the 6/72 Form 72

Plainsboro 45.4 -- 4/62 to 4/63

Lawrence 51.2 -- 4/35 to 9/35

  by timz
 
Continuing west from Trenton:

(By the way-- the 1891 timetable shows the Philadelphia-Jersey City overnight sleeper train making thirty regular or flag stops between Broad St and Trenton. You can see why I don't want to struggle with pre-1910.)

Morrisville MP 58.2 -- 10/67 to 4/69

Wheat Sheaf about 61.6 -- 1/10 to ... 1916, maybe?

Tullytown-- apparently it used to be 0.1-0.2 mile east of where it is now; did they move it when they built the overpass? In the 1950s?

Edgely 64.4 -- 1956

Andalusia 73.6 -- anybody got an early-90s SEPTA TT?

Liddonfield about 76.1 -- 4/26 to ?

Unruh St, Tacony about 78.6 -- 4/26 to ? (the timetable does say Unruh St, tho the map says Avenue)

Wissinoming 79.3 -- 2003 to 2004

Fitler's about 79.6 -- 5/16 to ?

Frankford 80.9 -- 4/87 to ?

Frankford Jct 81.8 -- 4/87 to ?

North Penn 83.9 -- 4/61 to 4/62
Last edited by timz on Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by transit383
 
Take a look at this map from 1980 for some locations:

NJT in 1980

  by Chessie GM50
 
There was a flag stop on the Princeton Branch (penns neck,) and this is a little O/T, but didn't the Princeton branch have an extention that made it 3.2 miles

  by timz
 
PA&W-NY&LB:

Edgar, about 0.8 mi N of Woodbridge -- 5/74 to 1/76

Spa Spring, about 1.2 mi S of Woodbridge -- 5/26 to 4/28

Genasco (General Asphalt?) replaced Spa Spring? which was about 0.2 mile S of it -- ended 1967

Morgan (Laurence Harbor) MP 3.05 -- OK 6/54; NY&LB book says closed 1958

Cliffwood 5.43 -- 10/66 to 4/67

Branchport 21.34 -- OK 6/54; book says closed 1955

West End 23.24 -- ditto

Deal 26.09 -- OK 6/54; book says closed 10/56

North Asbury Park 27.39 -- 5/71 to 1/76

Avon 29.95 -- 5/71 to 1/76, but the book says it reopened, then closed in 1982

Como 31.99 -- 11/33 to 6/37

Sea Girt 34.18 -- 5/71 to 1/76; book says closed 12/75, but reopened for a month in 1978

Brielle 35.55 -- 6/47 to 9/50 (book says 1949)
Last edited by timz on Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

  by transit383
 
Finderne on the RVL, closed October 2006.

Last train to Finderne

  by RVRR 15
 
When did Finderne cease being called "Manville-Finderne"? I seem to remember this happening under NJT in particular.

Since we're on the RVL, we can list the rest of those closed ones. I don't have the mileposts handy, and I'm going pre-Aldene, since NJDOT had their hand in it.
  • Jersey City Terminal
    Communipaw
    Greenville
    45th Street (Bayonne)
    33rd Street
    22nd Street
    8th Street
    Elizabethport
    Spring Street
    Broad Street
    Elmora Avenue
    Lorraine
    Roselle-Roselle Park
    (Aldene)
    Grant Avenue
    Clinton Avenue
    Middlesex
    Glen Gardner
    Hampton
    Phillipsburg
(Most of the Bayonne stations got reopened as HBLR stations; 33rd Street became 34th Street. No stations in PA listed.)

  by Steve F45
 
anyone know what the station between temple and main streets in hackensack was called? its now a pottery store i think.

  by checkthedoorlight
 
thanks for starting this thread. I was actually looking for ALL abandoned stations which are along the still active ROWs, including routes which are freight-only now (I got as far as including the old stations on the Newark Industrial). I generally try to include them on my trackmap if a track passes by where the station used to be, even if there is no trace...if the station was renamed or was moved to a nearby location, I only include it once.

The 2005 NJT ETT lists the station as Manville-Finderne, so I guess the name never was ceased.

  by Jtgshu
 
how could everyone forget the famous "Manhattan Transfer"!!!!

Sheesh!!! :-)

  by Ken W2KB
 
RVRR 15 wrote:When did Finderne cease being called "Manville-Finderne"? I seem to remember this happening under NJT in particular.

Since we're on the RVL, we can list the rest of those closed ones. I don't have the mileposts handy, and I'm going pre-Aldene, since NJDOT had their hand in it.
  • Jersey City Terminal
    Communipaw
    Greenville
    45th Street (Bayonne)
    33rd Street
    22nd Street
    8th Street
    Elizabethport
    Spring Street
    Broad Street
    Elmora Avenue
    Lorraine
    Roselle-Roselle Park
    (Aldene)
    Grant Avenue
    Clinton Avenue
    Middlesex
    Glen Gardner
    Hampton
    Phillipsburg
(Most of the Bayonne stations got reopened as HBLR stations; 33rd Street became 34th Street. No stations in PA listed.)
Between Communipaw and Greenville, add "Van Nostrand Ave" and between Bayonne West 8th and Elizabethport, add "Bayonne Avenue A."

  by wildwood junction
 
On the NJ&NY in Hackensack: MP 14.0 Fairmount Ave. (between Main St. and Temple Ave.); MP 13.1 Central Ave. (also the site of Hackensack Jct., a connector track between the NJ&NY and NYS&W).

  by Steve F45
 
wildwood junction wrote:On the NJ&NY in Hackensack: MP 14.0 Fairmount Ave. (between Main St. and Temple Ave.); MP 13.1 Central Ave. (also the site of Hackensack Jct., a connector track between the NJ&NY and NYS&W).
was this station called fairmount? also the nysw has numerous stations that are no longer used or gone.

  by radioboy
 
Continuning south from Bay Head:

Mantoloking
Chadwick
Lavallette
Ortley
Berkeley
Seaside Park
Barnegat Pier
Pine Beach, w/ spur to Island Heights
Beachwood
South Toms River
Whitings
Buckingham
Hanover
Browns Mills
New Lisbon
Keansville(?)
Another station whose name I can't read on the map from Rutgers
Mt. Holly
Masonville
E Moorestown
W Moorestown
Wilson
Maple Shade
Pennsauken
Merchantville
Wellwood
Dudley
Another I can't read
Cooper's Creek

South from Red Bank on the CNJ Southern Main:
Shrewsbury
Eatontown Jct
Pine Brook
Shark River
Farmingdale
Squankum
Two I can't read
Lakewood
Ridgdeway
Lakehurst
Whitings
Westland
Woodmansie
Shamong
Harris
Two I can't read
Winslow Junction

And for good measure the Barnegat Branch:
TR Chemical Plant spur
Toms River
Beachwood
Pinewald
Lanoka Harbor
Forked River
Ostrom
Waretown
Barnegat

  by RVRR 15
 
The first railroad on radioboy's list is the Pennsylvania Railroad's Philadelphia & Long Branch RR.