by transit man
Nearly 45 years after it's demise, can someone provide information as to the location of the former DL&W Paterson and Little Falls stations (street address or near the intersection of X & Y)? Thanks!!
ladder2 wrote: The curve around the mountain between West Paterson and Paterson was where the silent film epic "The Great Train Robbery" was shot in 1903.In part. A lot was shot in Wharton, too, as related to me in my youth by a white haired, unshaven DL&W conductor named "Happy" O'hay. He claimed to be a witness to the filming. There were other who confirmed his story at the time. Remember, it was an Edison film and Edison had a very good relationship witht he DL&W with this project, his concrete and cement projects, zinc mines, manufacturing plant in Orange, and later, the electrifcation of the M&E grand opening with Tom himself at the controls for the first half mile or so of the first train out of Hoboken. These stories have all been discussed elsewhere in these forums.
transit man wrote:Thanks for the information. Mapquest shows Lackawanna Plaza on their Paterson map so on my next trip back to NJ, I'll have to check it out. Last year I tried to follow the old alignment east through Totowa but could only travel only a short way beyond Union Blvd. Does I-80 follow the old alignment especially where it crossed the Passaic River between Totowa & West Paterson. Any further information is appreciated!!!Here are some links to early 1960's photos of both stations: