transit man wrote:Does anyone have a date for the last passenger train to operate on the E-L former NY & GL RR north of Mountain View and from which station?
Greg wrote:transit man wrote:Does anyone have a date for the last passenger train to operate on the E-L former NY & GL RR north of Mountain View and from which station?
October 1966 was the last shuttle from Wanaque-Midvale to Mt. View for transfer onto the Hoboken bound trains.
Roadgeek Adam wrote:Greg wrote:transit man wrote:Technically, September 30, 1966 because October 3, 1966 was the first Monday after the service can. That's at least how I've interpreted it. Correct me if I am wrong. No routes without weekend service had service after September 30.
TSTOM wrote:Rather than start a new thread, I'm gonna back-up this subject title East to Montclair in the vacinity of the Walnut Street station.
Now I'm admittedly lacking much facts/details but AIR, the ERIE - maybe around 1900 - had serious plans to dig a tunnel for a new ROW West thru the mountain from Montclair over to somewhere North of Bloomfield Avenue in either Verona or Cedar Grove. This project/proposal was apparantly desired/considered for a more direct routing of the Caldwell Branch.
Now, here's the kicker. Some 40 or so years ago when I first heard this story, a fellow rail buff took me to a home - I think on either Valley Road or Upper Mountain Ave. - to view the 'proof' of the story. In the large backyard of this home ( on the side of the mountain ) was on obvious man made, large tunnel/bore somewhat hidden by brush/trees. It appeared to have been started and then filled-in a long time ago perhaps when the ERIE had a change of heart and abandoned the idea.
Soooo, is anyone else familiar with this story or has seen/visited this home/tunnel landmark ? Would obviously be cool to get some photos with the current homeowners permission. Maybe there's an ERIE book out there that might deal with this ?
TSTOM wrote:Greg -
I think that field is MKA's and it's location seems logically on a feasible alignment West from Walnut Street station. So you think the bore is near the West side of it ? That's generally when the incline up and over the mountain developes.
So you also knew of this subject ? Do you recall if it was in an ERIE book ?
TSTOM wrote:I've never seen the Sanborn's before....facinating....much, much thanks !
BTW, use Google Earth to compare/follow along with the Sanborn plates....pretty sure/obvious I see a remnant of the ROW/property line by the shape of a parking lot at 58 N. Mountain Avenue....107 years later !
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