lirr42 wrote:I think Pavonia Terminal was the Erie RR terminal on the Hudson. The Erie Lackawana/DL&W went to Hoboken, and I guess they use E to symbolize the stations former tenant.
That's right... the PATH (or more properly, the H&M) was in service while the Erie had its own Jersey City Terminal. Many years later, after the abandoment and razing of the Erie's terminal in favor of the Lackawanna's in Hoboken, but well before the redevelopment of the land, the area above the Pavonia Station was almost eerily quiet (pun not intended). Pavonia Station itself was closed during certain hours and, if I recall correctly, all weekend as well.
It was quite the walk from the station back along Pavonia Avenue to "civilization" at Henderson Street and westward from there. I took that walk a few times with my dad in search of freight cars on the former Erie passenger train tracks.