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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: 845044

On a cold February day in 1977,8 EL MU's pass by Hoboken Grove Street Tower. The the left, another set of EL MU's comes out of the tunnels. Photograph by Jim Marcus, from the collection of Colin K... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EL MU
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3552
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1977


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By: cwkimages

Added: Nov 14, 2023

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Photo ID: 825642

I had to really think back on this photograph of Conrail train 5600, the Wall Street, heading up the Aldene Connection from the EX Jersey Central to the ex Lehigh Valley. The train is led by Readi... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: BUDD RDC3
Location: Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 9166
Train ID: CR 5600
Photo Date: December 30, 1977


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Feb 25, 2023

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Photo ID: 824803

Conrail train 3361, a Saturday only Penn Station to Bay Head run, accelerates south of South Amboy, New Jersey, following swapping its GG1 for a pair of NJDOT E8As.

Railroad: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: NJDOT 4327
Train ID: CR 3361
Photo Date: June 14, 1980


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Feb 14, 2023

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Photo ID: 823372

Conrail train #3307 on the North Jersey Coast Line (fka the New York & Long Branch) picks up speed south of South Amboy New Jersey in the afternoon of March 30, 1978. The consist included two ratt... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: South Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4285
Train ID: CR 3307
Photo Date: March 30, 1978


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By: Charles Freericks

Added: Jan 28, 2023

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Photo ID: 761914

In the 1960's, Reading FP7 902 leads a short commuter train. I don't have a location for my father's photo, but I think it might be on the CNJ. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 902
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 02, 2021

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Photo ID: 756754

The weekend before the final runs of the Lackawanna MU cars, an excursion travelling multiple branches was operated. Here it crosses the Passaic River in Millington, New Jersey as these cars have ... (more)

Railroad: Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Locomotive: MU Car
Location: Millington, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: DLW 3154
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 19, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 756684

1930-era MU cars built for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western spend the night at the end of the branch at Gladstone, New Jersey.

Railroad: NJ Transit
Locomotive: MU Car
Location: Gladstone, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 26, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Dec 10, 2020

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Photo ID: 755445

A trio of Penn Central E-units led by an ex-PRR E8 accelerate past Bank Tower in Red Bank, NJ, with an evening commuter run. Conrail was the operator of the train but it had yet to make much of a ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: E-44
Location: Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4257
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1976


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 27, 2020

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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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