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New Jersey Commuter Rail Before NJ Transit
Thanks largely to mergers and bankruptcies, New Jersey's commuter railroads underwent profound changes between the end of steam and the takeover by NJ Transit in 1983.
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Photo ID: 746416

CNJ and PRSL Budds spending the weekend in AC.

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Budd RDC
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 557
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 1979


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By: Joe Osciak

Added: Aug 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 746315

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 824
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1974


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By: Richard Kimble

Added: Aug 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 745601

A Jersey Central commuter train bound from Newark to Bay Head Junction on the New York & Long Branch approaches the stop at South Amboy, NJ, behind a GP40P. These locomotives were designed for bid... (more)

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: EMD GP40P
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 3681
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 744389

CNJ RDC 1561 passes CNJ 1561 at Cranford, NJ on Feb 2 1975.

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Cranford, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 553
Train ID:
Photo Date: February 02, 1975


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Aug 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 744023

Railroad: Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines
Locomotive: Budd RDC
Location: Cold Spring, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRSL M-407
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1996


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By: Joe Osciak

Added: Aug 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 739224

54 year old Lackawanna MU's are on an NJT rush hour train approaching Convent Station, NJ. In one month the DC power distribution system would be retired along with all of the heavyweight MU's. ... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: Lackawanna MU
Location: Convent Station, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 1984


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 739223

An NJDOT U34CH still with her original EL "bluebird" paint scheme departs from under the Hoboken trainshed a few weeks after the Conrail startup.

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: GE U34CH
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3359
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 19, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 735921

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: MU
Location: Gladstone, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 1982


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By: Joe Osciak

Added: May 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 734411

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 825
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1973


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By: Richard Kimble

Added: Apr 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 734288

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: GE U34CH
Location: Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJDOT 3358
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Richard Kimble

Added: Apr 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 728955

The pair of classic rivited ex-PRR MP54 MU cars assigned to Penn Central's Princeton shuttle await the mainline connection on the branchline track at Princeton Junction station.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: MP54 MU
Location: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: shuttle
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 727765

A set of 1930s MU cars make a station stop at Convent Station, New Jersey, while a U34CH pushes its more modern train toward Hoboken.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: GE U34CH
Location: Convent Station, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJDOT 4172
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 24, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 726462

As they had been doing every day since 1930, a set of former Lackawanna heavyweight MUs comes to a stop at Short Hills, NJ, en route to Hoboken. The indestructable 40-year-old cars had more than a... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: electric MU
Location: Short Hills, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 724490

Built in 1968 for Jersey Central, the 4110 is seen here in 1982 at South Amboy. It was rebuilt in 1993 by Conrail's Juniata Shops and numbered as 4100, and is still in service today, 50+ years af... (more)

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD GP40P
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4110
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1982


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Feb 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 708367

On a bleak winter day an unpatched Jersey Central GP7 now working for Conrail approaches the station at Cranford, NJ, with a westbound commuter train, probably a Bayonne-Cranford shuttle. A second... (more)

Railroad: Jersey Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Cranford, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 1526
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: December, 1976


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 30, 2019

Views: 1,515
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