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Jersey City - Rail Yards

Postby RichCoffey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:42 am

Maps of the Waterfront’s History
  • Interactive Historical Overlay (Then and Now)
  • Lots of Link outs to further info
http://www.vizettes.com/kt/jersey-city/jc-railyards.htm
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Re: Jersey City - Rail Yards

Postby pumpers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:49 am

Somewhere, including railroad.net, there are great old photos, from the first half of the 1900's I think (before diselization), looking at large portions of the waterfront from Bergen Hill, seeing just about nothing but rising columns of smoke and steam.
My favorite was one (I think posted on railroad.net), which I believe it was stated was on the wall in some NJ Transit office, having been handed down through the ages. Would love to see that one again.

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Re: Jersey City - Rail Yards

Postby RichCoffey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:19 am

Andy Blair’s Flicker Site has some nice photos of that era — Check out his photo stream:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wavz13/6757455545/in/photostream/
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Re: Jersey City - Rail Yards

Postby rr503 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:40 am

I would also look here

http://www.historicaerials.com
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Re: Jersey City - Rail Yards

Postby umtrr-author » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:12 pm

Go two blocks north (up) and one block west (left) and that's where I became a railfan for life! Third-floor walkup on Fifth Street, directly in sight of the Harismus Cove Viaduct (now "the Embankment").

Life would have been very different if we'd lived on the Second Floor!
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