New York Susquehanna Western Railroad in New Jersey

New York  Susquehanna   Western Railroad in New Jersey

Originally incorporated in 1881, the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad has had a long history in New Jersey.

Author: Edward S. Kaminski

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738573671

Category: History

Page: 127

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Originally incorporated in 1881, the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad has had a long history in New Jersey. The railroad expanded by the early 1890s into the thriving Pennsylvania coalfields and eventually grew to over 200 miles of trackage in the northern portion of New Jersey. Always viewed as an underdog in a marketplace surrounded by much larger railroads, the New York, Susquehanna & Western emerged from 40 years of Erie Railroad control; survived several bankruptcies, reorganizations, abandonments, and retrenchments through innovative passenger and freight service offerings; and transformed into today's regional rail carrier with a size far greater than ever imagined.
Categories: History

The New York Susquehanna Western Railroad

The New York  Susquehanna   Western Railroad

As expertly and engagingly told in this heavily illustrated book—the first in-depth history of the line—the story of the NYS&W vividly illustrates the challenges faced by the many smaller railroad companies that contributed to America's ...

Author: Robert E. Mohowski

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801872227

Category: History

Page: 205

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The New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad arose in 1881 through the merger of several smaller railway companies that linked the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania to the industrial centers of the New York–New Jersey metropolitan area. Immediately successful in the coal business, the NYS&W also attracted tourists by promoting the beauty and rural charm of the Delaware Water Gap and building picnic facilities for same-day excursions from both ends of the line. The company's fortunes rose through the 1920s, fell in the 1930s, surged in the 1940s as it became one of the region's busiest and most innovative passenger lines, and slowly declined from the 1950s until finally passing into bankruptcy in 1976 and reorganization into a regional freight hauler. As expertly and engagingly told in this heavily illustrated book—the first in-depth history of the line—the story of the NYS&W vividly illustrates the challenges faced by the many smaller railroad companies that contributed to America's industrial growth and the inventive solutions their directors devised to surmount these difficulties in the service of local and regional needs. Robert E. Mohowski traces the company's tangled history from the founding of its direct ancestor—the New Jersey, Hudson, and Delaware Railroad—in 1832 through its acquisition by the Erie Railroad in 1898, its reemergence as an independent entity in 1940, and its thirty-six-year-long struggle to keep the railroad in business. As Mohowski accounts, the NYS&W throughout its history aggressively sought out new sources of revenue, particularly as the traffic in coal dwindled. Commuter service became the most successful of these activities, and the line's management invested heavily in upgrading its locomotive and passenger car fleets. The company introduced streamlined, self-propelled cars that provided fast, comfortable travel in northeast New Jersey (a prototype for New Jersey Transit's present-day Midtown Direct service). These efforts, however, proved insufficient to prevent the company's demise. Beloved by railroad enthusiasts, the New York, Susquehanna & Western serves as a case study in technological innovation and creative management and stands as an important chapter in the history of American railroads.
Categories: History

Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Line Scranton to Slateford Junction Pennsylvania

Delaware  Lackawanna and Western Railroad Line  Scranton to Slateford Junction  Pennsylvania

H. New York , Susquehanna and Western Railroad The New York , Susquehanna and Western evolved from the New Jersey Midland Railway . The latter line was created on March 17 , 1870 from four small New Jersey railroads .

Author: A. Berle Clemensen

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754073195038

Category: Government publications

Page: 114

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Categories: Government publications

Finance Docket No 11681

Finance Docket No  11681

Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:173282280

Category: Railroads

Page: 76

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Categories: Railroads

Maywood

Maywood

On March 11 , 1872 , the New Jersey Midland Railway opened between Hackensack and New Foundland . In June 1881 , after several reorganizations , the line became known as the New York , Susquehanna , and Western Railroad , and it ...

Author: Edward S. Kaminski

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738572349

Category: History

Page: 127

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Presents a pictorial history of life in Maywood and at its railroad station, built in 1872 as part of a railway system that connected New Jersey to New York.
Categories: History