/rail/ - 1chan

1=Mono Chan= Chan
Name
Email
Subject
Comment
File
Password (post and file deletion)

File: 1557708631265.jpg (73.82 KB, 561x450, 59115_ca_object_representa….jpg)

 No.7346

 No.7347

File: 1557710385014.jpg (268.94 KB, 1024x741, CNJTERMAERIAL.jpg)

that's the old CNJ jersey city terminal, the passenger tracks ended at a ferry terminal to manhattan and the other tracks led to car floats for interchange with the other NY-area railroads. the headhouse, ferry slips, and passenger platforms still exist, but all the tracks were pulled up decades ago and converted into fields for liberty state park.

 No.7348

File: 1557710557856.jpg (127.22 KB, 1200x800, Central_Railroad_of_New_Je….jpg)

modern view of the same site today-ish

 No.7350

File: 1557713529742.jpg (1.2 MB, 3072x1954, Screenshot_2019-05-12 Empt….jpg)

It's truly incredible how quickly these facilities were outmoded in the later half of the 20th century. Container ports were a lethal injection into the industry of the waterfront in NJ and these sites just turned into vast wastelands in less than a decade. It's so bizarre to think this is now a beautiful public park.

 No.7351

File: 1557714696375.png (45.4 KB, 369x171, roundhouse.png)

>>7350
i miss this cool double roundhouse personally

 No.7352

That is just an insane amount of carload freight. What is that site being used for currently?

 No.7353

>>7352
Part of it were redeveloped into real estate lofts and new condos but most of it is now part of Liberty State Park.

>>7351
Yeah it's a shame they couldn't keep more of the old facilities (I really wish they would do something with the old CNJ terminal, it would make for a lovely event space) but considering how decayed most of structures were it's not surprising so little was saved. It must have been quite a sight to see all the activity happening there during its heyday.

 No.7355

File: 1557789695305.jpg (524.54 KB, 867x895, NBD_LOC_Drawb.jpg)

>>7352
empty parkland mostly, the EPA gave it the business after the CNJ went kaput. there's still rail access at the site but it's via roundabout detours over the ex-LV or ex-Erie, its direct mainline connection was severed with the removal of the newark bay draw.

 No.7356

>>7347
>>7348
Amazing stuff! Thanks for these pics and background info.



[Return][Go to top] [Post a Reply]
Delete Post [ ]