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Old train signs Central Railroad of New  Jersey Terminal

Train destination signs at the disused Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal,across the Hudson River from New York. Train names include Port Pleasant Train, Raritan Train, Raritan Clocker, The Blue Comet and Philadelphia Express. These trains were used by commuters who crossed from Lower Manhattan by ferry. Newly arrived immigrants from Europe took trains from here to destinations all over the United States. After steady decline the terminal was abandoned in the 1970s. It has been preserved as a national monument, and is now the centerpiece of Liberty State Park.


These signs are a potent and poignant relic of the railway age. The names of the trains conjure up the era of the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo'. Today the route to Raritan is via Interstate Highway 78.

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Title:
Old train signs Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal

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Filename:
UsNjTrainSigns.jpg

ID number:
8658

Technical details:
Fuji Finepix S3

American railroads, US railways, US railway heritage, history of trains in America, New Jersey railroads, railway stations New York and New Jersey, history of immigration US, Liberty State Park, New Jersey, America, USA

Date created:
2005-04-17

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