Tom’s Raritan River Railroad Page
My Favorite Pictures and Scans
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RRRR Sw900 #3 with caboose #5 and NYC
boxcar at the South Amboy shops in October 1962.
From the collection of George H. Landau
July, 31 1937
RRRR Passenger Coach
#27 at the
Note the little “
In later years this would be the Freight Station
The passenger train would stop running only 9 months later.
Courtesy of Bill Burke
Very rare color shot of Raritan River Locomotive #20
Another rare shot
from Bill Burke shows RRRR #20 crossing into the
Courtesy of Bill Burke, who also just happened to work with Fred when he
publishing the only known book on the RRRR, Rails up the
This is a great shot of the Parlin Station in 1917 showing five passenger cars.
I have yet to find another photograph with so many passenger cars all in one shot.
1917 was the busiest time on the RRRR with 22 daily trains.
By 1930 they were down to 10 trains a day, and in 1937 there was just two
Passenger service was officially discontinued on April 16, 1938.
For the complete history and current location of this rare box car, click HERE.
Caboose #8 was originally damaged and repaired, but instead of adding a coupler onto the back, they added an observation deck!
Here is a great photo from an inspection trip
On deck is Ray Stockton, unknown inspector, Robert Kipp, Charlie Miller and John Toth on the ground.
This caboose also still exists! See related story on how I found RRRR Caboose #8!
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