Posts Tagged ‘new jersey’

1950s Photos from NYC Metro Area

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I came across a collection of photos from the 1950s that shows railroad scenes in New York City and the surrounding areas. Many of these photos are very interesting.

Here is a link to the entire album: Larry Green 1950′s Retrospect

Here are two thumbnails that directly link to those photos’ pages.

CNJ FM Trainmaster at Elizabeth

NYCTA work train at the Myrtle Av station of today’s J M Z lines

1960 Aerial Photos of Jersey City NJ railroads

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I came across three great photos of the Jersey City waterfront taken in 1960 that show the extensive railroad infrastructure that used to exist there.

Photo 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6478913999/

Photo 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6479012469/

Photo 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6523535499/

Annotated version of Photo 1: http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-02-01-12/Overview_Jersey_City_NJ-annotated.jpg (courtesy of the Railfan.net Erie Lackawanna Email List Photo Archive)

NJT makes official announcement of start of Meadowlands rail service

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

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As I first posted two week ago, NJT rail service to the Meadowlands will begin on July 26, 2009. New Jersey Transit made the official announcement of this today.

An excerpt:

NJ TRANSIT ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE FOR NEW MEADOWLANDS RAIL SERVICE

Rail service to major Giants Stadium events begins July 26
July 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles today announced the official start date for rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which will provide a new, convenient travel option for customers via Hoboken Terminal or Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction.

Rail service to major events at Giants Stadium will launch Sunday, July 26, for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final championship soccer match.

“The startup of rail service to the Meadowlands Sports Complex is great news for New Jersey residents because it will be easier than ever to avoid roadway congestion and take our convenient public transportation system to world-class sporting and entertainment events,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine.

Though the official announcement was made today, NJT’s FYI monthly customer newsletter jumped the gun and announced it back in June.

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