The end of Public Service trolleys and streetcars

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Re: The end of Public Service trolleys and streetcars

Postby Steve F45 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:54 am

I was just looking at the pics again. Image #107 is not edgewater, nj, thats weehawkin by the freight terminal at the bottom of the cliffs. The view looks to be from the overlook at that restaurant ontop by kennedy drive in a previous image.
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Re: The end of Public Service trolleys and streetcars

Postby CarterB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:15 pm

Frank, GREAT collection. Thanks for posting and sharing with us! I didn't realize PSCT had a bridge over the Raritan at Amboy. The quality of those photos are superb compared
to many I have seen before.
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Re: The end of Public Service trolleys and streetcars

Postby Jtgshu » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:54 pm

CarterB wrote:Frank, GREAT collection. Thanks for posting and sharing with us! I didn't realize PSCT had a bridge over the Raritan at Amboy. The quality of those photos are superb compared
to many I have seen before.


I second that! Amazing pictures! Thanks for putting them up and sharing!
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Trolley line/s in Kearny, NJ

Postby CarterB » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:28 pm

What trolley line/s operated through Kearny, NJ? There is a Utilities Commission notation of one having to build a bridge over a steam road there.
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Re: Trolley line/s in Kearny, NJ

Postby Ken W2KB » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:27 pm

CarterB wrote:What trolley line/s operated through Kearny, NJ? There is a Utilities Commission notation of one having to build a bridge over a steam road there.


I don't know the specific line designation, but it ran from Jersey City to Newark adjacent to the Newark-Jersey City Turnpike through the meadows. If one looks very carefully at the Wittpenn (Route 7) Bridge over the Hackensack River from Jersey City to Kearny the place where the tracks were at the juncture of the draw and fixed roadway, as well as if I recall correctly overhead bracket attachment points that held the trolley wire, can be seen. A replacement bridge has been under construction for some time so the time remaining to see the Wittpenn is limited. The Wittpenn opened around 1927 replacing an older bridge just to the north which was about where the new bridge is being built.

Google Maps view has a good shot of the place where the double tracks were in the roadway, the four spots in the expansion joint filled with concrete: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7406318,-74.0818742,3a,75y,19.62h,55.1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slINb69OEX_OAq6d6ayzTNQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: The end of Public Service trolleys and streetcars

Postby umtrr-author » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:34 pm

The shot of the trolley line in Chrome, part of Carteret, has to be among the rarest of the bunch. I'm trying to figure out where that could be but I doubt I'll have any luck. The building in the background is probably long gone.
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