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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: 670501

A few minutes out of Hoboken on their way to the suburbs, a set of 51-year-old former Lackawanna MUs now working for New Jersey Transit emerges from the west portal of the Bergen Hill tunnel in Je... (more)

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: electric MU
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July 24, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 667109

Westbound shore train

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4248
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Aug 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 666342

Bay Head bound train stopping at Bradley Beach.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Bradley Beach, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Aug 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 665873

Bay Head bound shore train crossing 8th Ave in Belmar.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Belmar, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4248
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 665871

Morning rush hour in Elizabeth. Eastbound GG-1 4877 is coming out of the ess curve.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Elizabeth , New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4877
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 29, 2018

Views: 1,483
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Photo ID: 665785

New York bound shore train stopping at Little Silver station.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4258
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 665189

Eastbound GG-1 4879 passes through Rahway as eastbound and westbound Jersey Arrows pickup local commuters.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Rahway, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4879
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 663593

Midday train bound for Bay Head makes a quick stop in Woodbridge.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Woodbridge , New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4877
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1983


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 663448

Shore train passing through Linden. It's next and final stop will be Newark. The young woman in the yellow dress is waiting for a Jersey Arrrow local.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Linden, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJT 4325
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: Kay_Cee_Jones

Added: Jul 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 654062

Jersey Arrow II cars still lettered for Penn Central have just exited the Hudson River Tubes minutes after departing Penn Station. 70 Arrow II cars were built by General Electric in 1974.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Arrow II MU's
Location: North Bergen, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 596
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 1978


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Apr 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 650617

A NY&LB train is southbound thru North Elizabeth with PC4876 on the point. The station shelter and milepost are relics from the Pennsylvania RR era. Date is approximate.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: North Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4876
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 01, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Mar 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 611252

Engine change at South Amboy; 4872 is pulling away from the train after pulling it from Penn Station in New York City. A pair of EMD E units will power PC 1159 from here south.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4872
Train ID: PC 1159
Photo Date: April 12, 1974


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Mar 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 606817

PC labeled Jersey Arrow II MU's operated by NJDoT make a station stop on #2 main track as MoW has #1 out of service for trackwork in this weekend view.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Jersey Arrow II
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC534
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 17, 1977


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Feb 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 601851

A CNJ passenger GP7 in CNJ's Red Barron paint scheme leads a long string of ex Missouri Pacific coaches on a train from Raritan to Newark in a muggy and rainy New Jersey morning.

Railroad: Jersey Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Westfield, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 1523
Train ID: CR 5410
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jan 05, 2017

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Photo ID: 601768

After the implementation of the Aldene Plan in 1967 that diverted CNJ trains from the old main to Jersey City onto the Lehigh Valley and the Pennsylvania into Newark, Raritan trains had to be run ... (more)

Railroad: Jersey Central
Locomotive: CNJ CCU
Location: Westfield, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CR 3910
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jan 05, 2017

Views: 2,285
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