New Jersey West Line Railroad (beyond Gladstone Branch)

Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey

Moderator: David

MaRoFu
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:14 am
Location: New Jersey

New Jersey West Line Railroad (beyond Gladstone Branch)

Post by MaRoFu » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:25 pm

So I've read on Wikipedia that there was a proposed railroad running from Western NJ to Newark. At the time the M&E was still not owned by the DL&W so the Morris & Essex was a competitor when the Gladstone portion opened. Due to some issues the final portion from Summit to Newark was never finished. I was barely able to trace the incomplete route to Hillside, and from there the ROW no longer exists.

I know there are many remnants along the route until Springfield Avenue. Anyone have any idea where this rail would have went in Newark? I figure that some of the industrial branches in Hillside may have a relation to the NJWLR. I can't try looking for the route on Google Earth at the moment as I'm vacationing in Toronto without a PC. Any old maps that show the route in Newark?

And to my understanding, the M&E curve west of Summit was realigned at some point, but I can't seem to find the ROW of the original curve either.
Train systems ridden (excl. airport trains): Amtrak, CTA Loop, D.C. Metro, JR (Central, East, West), Keisei, M&Erie, NJ Transit (NLR & HBLR), NYC Subway, Osaka City Subway, PATH, Shizutetsu, TDR Monorail, Tokyo Metro, TTC Metro/Streetcar

CarterB
Posts: 2757
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:19 am
Location: Bergen County, New Jersey

Re: New Jersey West Line Railroad (beyond Gladstone Branch)

Post by CarterB » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Good map of entire route here:
https://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/1872Atlas/ ... y_1872.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!

Return to “New Jersey Railfan”