CNJ Newark Airport station site

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CNJ Newark Airport station site

Postby PassRailSavesFuel » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:52 pm

So what's left of the station site the CNJ Budd cars stopped at in the 1960"s? There really wasn"t much there. Maybe a light or two on the staircase. A cinder plateform. Was it in the timetables? I do remember stopping there on the Budd Car. And what did it cost to replace this $100 dollar station? Which did not even have a sign on it, wasn"t on any CNJ map I've seen either. With a station on the Northeast corridor.
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Re: CNJ Newark Airport station site

Postby NY&LB » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:59 pm

CNJ Oct 30, 1966 MAINLINE TT shows 5 (of 14) weekday trains from E-Port to Newark stopping at the Airport Station and ONE of 11 Sat. trains stopping there, none of the 6 Sunday trains made stops at the Airport "station". Interestingly, only ONE train from Newark to E-port stopped at the airport station on weekdays, none on Sat or Sun!

The station had a wooden stairway up to the roadway over the turnpike. It was a decent hike over to the former and long gone North Terminal.
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Re: CNJ Newark Airport station site

Postby Ken W2KB » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:38 pm

The purpose of the station was likely for employees of the businesses in the area, including the airport, rather than airline passengers, I suspect. I recall seeing the station from a CNJ train as we passed.
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Re: CNJ Newark Airport station site

Postby PassRailSavesFuel » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:15 pm

Ken W2KB wrote:The purpose of the station was likely for employees of the businesses in the area, including the airport, rather than airline passengers, I suspect. I recall seeing the station from a CNJ train as we passed.
Just think of the market for this service! For air passengers. I realized this as a teenager. If just a taxi stand or taxi phone was at the top of the stairs for air passengers! There was NO investment here, the pictures I have found there wasn"t even a station sign! It would have been ALL profit for the CNJ. What with 30 year old coaches, no station services. They only had to flag stop, the trains.
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