A double-headed train pushes north (railroad east) across the 1,000 ft. long Matawan Creek embankment. Some of the pilings of the Matawan Creek Trestle of the NY&LB are still visible in the water... (more)
NJT 4650 pushes south (railroad west) across Matawan Creek culvert (built in 1952). Until very recently this shot wasn’t available as tall trees lined the rail bed. The trees have since been cle... (more)
I think what is most amazing to me about this shot of a ragged 10-year-old CNJ/NJDOT GP40P is that this locomotive is still running today, more than 32 years after I took this shot and 42 years si... (more)
Nothing on this train tells you that it is a Conrail run subsidized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Crossing the Garden State Parkway, the train is made up of two Penn Central E8s,... (more)
It is a bittersweet story for the 450-foot-long, 60-foot high timber Lake Matawan Trestle. NJT, who owns the ex-CNJ Freehold Branch planned on tearing down the trestle in 1998 to prevent lawsuits ... (more)
The rails in the Stillwell Avenue crossing in Matawan is one of the few remaining evidence of the CNJ Freehold Branch. This is the northern terminus of the southern section of the Henry Hudson Tra... (more)
Dormant since 1984, the [first] Lake Matawan Trestle was originally built by the Freehold and Atlantic Highlands Railroad in 1877 which later came under ownership of the CNJ and ultimately, Conrai... (more)
Although it has been abandoned since 1984 the Lake Matawan Trestle still stands [not exactly straight] but stands nonetheless, complete with ties, rails and spikes.
On October 28, 1983, NJT took the last GG-1s out of revenue service. The following day, they ran several excursions from Matawan to Newark behind three remaining units. This was the Farewell to t... (more)
As a summer sunset falls on Matawan Station, Comet V Cab 6044 trails a Long Branch bound train while ALP46 4601 leads a train towards New York City on the North Jersey Coast Line.
Cabcar 5023 brings up the rear of just another rush hour train headed south down the North Jersey Coast Line. The L69 on the signal stands for 6.9 miles from RIVER interlocking in South Amboy.
Engine Getting Ready To Pull the Last GG1 Trip , After Today They Run No more!!! , RR Club Had The Engine Painted Back to Orginal PRR Paint
NJT 4879 w/b at Matawan on last day of operation for GG-1 29OCT83