The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby mainetrain » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:49 pm

There are some vintage photo enlargements at the West Milford A&P by the checkout, including a steam train at Greenwood Lake
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Postby Passaic River Rat » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:29 am

CarterB wrote:In addition to finding any pics N of Mt. View, I have a question on the operation/s to and at Sterling Forest on Greenwood Lake. Any maps I have found only show a dead end line and a spur at that terminus. How or where did they turn the steam locos?

Revitalizing an old thread:
Looking carefully at Google Earth, It looks like the wye was along Long Pond Road and Awosting Road. If one follows Awosting Road(the ROW?) towards the lake, one can see a trail veering north about 520 feet west of the intersection of East shore and Awosting. It goes behind some houses and terminates at a dam.
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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby CarterB » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:57 am

According to a 1910 map of the area: http://historical.mytopo.com/getImage.a ... g&state=NJ
looks like there may have been a spur to the lake at Cooper, a bit N and W of the dam (and the line on up to State Line) , but no wye? The Google Map image shows the old ROW that curved from W to N along Awosting to a bit East of Long Pond, to W of the dam. The pilings for the line on up to State line are still there right in front of the dam.
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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby X4401 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:15 pm

I have a photo that I am currently searching for that has my Great Grandfather (engineer) standing in front of a Greenwood Lake and Erie steamer I believe at Ringwood station with crew. It was an old old old steamer the kind that would have been replacing civil war era (wide stack?) engines. I'm not good at identifying anything that's pre-diesel era. Once I find it Ill definitely post it. Thanks for reminding me!
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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby Dadadata » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:19 am

An old topographic map shows a reversing loop.
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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby ebtmikado » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:15 am

CarterB wrote:What year/s was all service cut back to Wanaque? When were last trains of any kind on up to Ringwood and/or to Hewitt?


In 1963 or 1964, Ken Coombs, who was working as the vacation relief agent in Wanaque-Midvale, phoned me to say that the two diesels kept at Peters Mine just arrived at his station, to be shipped out.

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Re: The Upper End Of The Greenwood Lake Branch

Postby jmp883 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:26 pm

ebtmikado wrote:
CarterB wrote:What year/s was all service cut back to Wanaque? When were last trains of any kind on up to Ringwood and/or to Hewitt?


In 1963 or 1964, Ken Coombs, who was working as the vacation relief agent in Wanaque-Midvale, phoned me to say that the two diesels kept at Peters Mine just arrived at his station, to be shipped out.

Lee


Passenger service was cut back to Wanaque in 1939. There were 2 switchers left at the mines in Ringwood that were removed in 1961 according to information in the book 'Trackside Along The Erie Railroad'.
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