Railroads of Monmouth County

Author: Tom Gallo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 775

The railroads of Monmouth County provided a means of transporting goods and people to and from points from within and beyond New Jersey and New York City. Once part of a vast network of steel tracks cutting through the rich farmlands of the Garden State, the railroads were a part of everyday life. Many residents worked for the railroad companies or indirectly provided supplies, equipment, and services needed by the railroads to serve customers. Commuters rode into New York City, Newark, and Jersey City to their employment. Many others traveled by rail to enjoy the cool breezes of the Jersey Shore and other attractions such as horse racing. These attractions led many to settle here. However, railroad excursion packages could only slow the loss of business that was a result of automobile ownership. In this changing society, only the most utilized tracks were left in service.

Railroads of Monmouth County

Author: Tom Gallo

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 600

The railroads of Monmouth County provided a means of transporting goods and people to and from points from within and beyond New Jersey and New York City. Once part of a vast network of steel tracks cutting through the rich farmlands of the Garden State, the railroads were a part of everyday life. Many residents worked for the railroad companies or indirectly provided supplies, equipment, and services needed by the railroads to serve customers. Commuters rode into New York City, Newark, and Jersey City to their employment. Many others traveled by rail to enjoy the cool breezes of the Jersey Shore and other attractions such as horse racing. These attractions led many to settle here. However, railroad excursion packages could only slow the loss of business that was a result of automobile ownership. In this changing society, only the most utilized tracks were left in service.

Railroads of New Jersey

Fragments of the Past in the Garden State Landscape

Author: Lorett Treese

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 801

Regional histories of the major railroads. Includes railroad attractions.

Henry Hudson Trail

Central RR of NJ's Seashore Branch

Author: Tom Gallo

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Central Railroad of New Jersey's Seashore Branch provided rail and boat services from New York City to points along the New Jersey Shore. It discontinued passenger service in 1966, with the last freight train operating in 1983. Official abandonment proceedings sparked the need to keep the right of way for future mass transit needs. This led to interim use. Today, the area is called the Henry Hudson Trail and is one of over 500 parks referred to nationally as a Rail-Trail. This free, ten-mile-long, hiking, biking, and walking trail is administered by the Monmouth County Parks System, and connects several towns of the Raritan Bay shore area. This rare look will enlighten trail users through images of views gone forever, while pointing out structures still in place. Over 200 images are set in geographical sequence to guide the reader along the trail.

Taintor's Philadelphia and Reading Railway Guide Book

Containing Descriptions of All Towns ... on the Philadelphia and Reading ... and of the Mountain Summer Resorts ... of Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Seaside Resorts on the New Jersey Coast. Also Full Description of the City of Philadelphia ...

Author: Charles Newhall Taintor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Page: 140

View: 133

Restoration of Passenger Rail Service

Northern Ocean County & Central Monmouth County

Author: Ocean County Planning Board

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lakewood (N.J.)

Page: 98

View: 772

Documents

Author: New Jersey. Legislature

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: New Jersey

Page:

View: 600