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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: 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

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Photo ID: 705583

The catenary ends at Princeton station via a white post. An original Ektachrome slide from my collection; the photographer was not specified.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: MP54
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 631
Train ID: Princeton Shuttle
Photo Date: March 08, 1974


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By: Nate Murry

Added: Aug 02, 2019

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Photo ID: 702955

EL GP-7s 1401 and 1403 lead the Port Jervis bound commuter train westbound at Ridgewood Jct, NJ, during July 1974.

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 1401
Train ID:
Photo Date: July, 1974


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 702475

EL E8 #825 leads the Port Jervis bound passenger train at Ramsey, NJ, May 1974

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ramsey, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 825
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 702239

The last eastbound run of E8s and Stillwell coaches is led by EL 829, 816, and 825 at Ridgewood Jct, NJ on Sep 14, 1974 with 15 cars in tow. The train brought all the equipment from Port Jervis o... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: EL 829
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 14, 1974


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Jul 05, 2019

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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: 1,561
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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

Views: 2,037
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