From Wikipedia: Former train station in Califon NJ. Now used as a museum by the Califon
Historical Society. Contributing property #27 of the Califon Historic District.
Califon hosts part of a rail trail that was created out of the former Central
Railroad of New Jersey High Bridge Branch. The trail is maintained by Hunterdon
County Parks and Recreation and is called the Columbia Trail, which includes a
scenic area known as the Ken Lockwood Gorge.
Also: Merv Griffin (1925–2007), television producer, once owned a farm a few
miles outside of Califon. When he created the game show Wheel of
Fortune, he gave a nod to Califon when naming the show's production
company. To this day, Califon Productions, Inc. is the copyright
holder for all episodes of Wheel of Fortune to date, although the
show is owned by Sony Pictures Television. end Wiki
From califonboro.org: With some homes and buildings in the area, Califon was basically
rural until about 1850, when several mills were established. By 1870,
it even had a hotel. The district developed along the South Branch of
the Raritan River and by 1875, Califon was a station on the High Bridge
branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The rail line was
abandoned in 1976 and now serves as a Hunterdon County administered
rail trail called Columbia Trail, which runs south to High Bridge
and north to points in Morris County. end califonboro
~1910, from EBay user: markomundo
Looks like they have two signals, but the dwarf semaphore looks like they take
in at night so people can't run off with it :-)
Someone should donate a REAL train signal for them to erect and display!....
From Wikiwand: Union is a NJ Transit railroad station in Union NJ. Located
on the Conrail Lehigh Line, Union is served by Raritan Valley Line trains that
travel between Newark Penn Station and Raritan. There is also limited service to
and from High Bridge and New York Penn Station and one morning train to Hoboken
Terminal. The physical structures of the station are owned by NJ Transit; however,
the land remains the property of Conrail Shared Assets Operations, which is in turn
owned by Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Corporation. Because the station is on an
active freight line, both tracks passing the station have a gauntlet
track to bring the passenger trains closer to the platform than the freights.
According to Wikiwand, 30-40 freights operate past the station depending
on the day of the week. end Wiki
GPS Coordinates: 40.874616, -74.907395
I wonder what happened to all of the "stuff" when they abandoned this line from Allentown PA to Warwick NY???
The depot is now owned by an engineering company.
From EBay user: iluv2lookatpictures
GPS Coordinates: 40.823260, -74.412282
Home of the Morris County Central RR
From EBay user: walkerspostcards
WILDWOOD -- Boardwalk Electric Train
From EBay user: postcardspast
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