Stations in New Jersey

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Stations in New Jersey

Post by David » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:26 pm

Was there a L&NE Station in Blairstown? The NYS&W, I believe, had one there. Did they share it. And was this same station located there the same one used for the Blairstown Railroad?
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Post by njmidland » Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:21 pm

The L&NE strictly had trackage rights between Hainesburg Jct. and Swartswood Jct. They did not service any points in between on the NYS&W. The Blairstown Railway/NYS&W station in Blairstown was the only station there (same for Hainesburg, Vails, Kalamara, Marksboro and Stillwater).

I have tried to verify this but it it appears that neither L&NE nor its predecessors ever ran through passenger service between PA and NY. There was service as far east as Portland in PA and there was service between Swartswood Jct. and Goshen, NY but never a through passenger train.

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Post by NJ Vike » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:56 pm

There are two stations in Blairstown. One was for the NYS&W; long gone and the other was for the DL&W which is privately owned and has been restored for quite sometime.

The L&NE did have passenger service from Swartswood Jct up to Pine Island? I will look at one of the books I just purchased on the L&NE.

Speaking of the L&NE, there are a group of rail fans restoring a similar F series engine at the Winchester and Western Railroad in Bridgeton, NJ.

I hope they finish it soon :-D
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Post by vector_one75 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:48 am

While most of the pre-Hell Gate Bridge era Boston-Washington service via Poughkeepsie Bridge went via L&HR, there was a short time during when this service was actually via the L&NE. I will try to look back into my archives for a copy of the timetable, so there was at least at one time a "through" interline "full service" train over the L&NE. There was also a few years a train called the "Williamsporter" between New York and Williamsport via CNJ / L&NE / RGD but the L&NE was only a short connection between Hauto and Tamaqua between the CNJ and RDG. I may be wrong but the "Williamsporter" I understand was a "CNJ" train, whose operation was co-operated by L&NE and RDG as an extension of the CNJ service, so it was not totally an "L&NE" operation.

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Post by NJ Vike » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:58 am

There were three short runs:

Tamaqua = Summit Hill Hauto, Swartswood - Sussex-Goshen, and Bethlehem - Pen Argyl.

Both Tamaqua and Swartswood were pulled of in 1937. Bethlehem continued to run until 1938. In 1939, cars were sold to Southern New York Railway.
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