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albert kwolek's Collection
 
11/20/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:albert kwolek
Dates:4/10/1976 - 4/10/1980
Album Info:I have more than a passing interest in this trackage. 1948/58 had trains passing 150' outside my window about 1/4 mile east of the Athenia station and the next 10 years living 3 blocks away.It's with a heavy heart that I think of the better times for the "TRAINSET"outside my window.
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Ex EL Transfer caboose T-31
Title:  Ex EL Transfer caboose T-31
Description:  Site of N.Newark station,NX drawbridge on right,there still was an elevated crossing watchmans shack in use here during switching moves to busy customer off to the right.
Photo Date:  3/23/1977  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 5:32:50 AM
Location:  North Newark, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge
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Views:  713   Comments: 1
Erie/EL/CR Newark Br.-NS Newark Industrial looking eastward at the Roche complex.
Title:  Erie/EL/CR Newark Br.-NS Newark Industrial looking eastward at the Roche complex.
Description:  There was a coal yard spur w/trestle(between the 2 tall line poles on left) through the 50's.Headed east bound sidings on right are Royal Paper(Van Ness),Phizer and Globe Products , Durotest (old Dumont plant)on left and Sterns and Foster right,Nelson Iron Wks. left and Brighton Mill/Eastern Colortype/Kidde Corp. on the right just before Bloomfield Ave. . There were at least 6 more active sidings before the Rte.3 overpass.Over a dozen active customers in about a mile kept the local here for a couple of hours daily.I recall the local barreling through here every afternoon at track speed(+?) racing back to Paterson ahead of the commuter rush.The SW would hunt so wildly over the switches that it looked like it was trying to shake the train off it's tail.For a while in the mid 50's a PA was pulling one of the morning commuter trains.The only maintenance after 1966 passenger curtailment was when city threatened to embargo the branch.I can remember the annual weed spraying train(don't eat the blackberrys off the orange bushes!) a Jordan spreader ditching after Hurricane Diane(1955) and labor gangs wielding scythes to clear the brush.
Photo Date:  4/10/1976  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 4:10:15 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track
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Views:  572   Comments: 0
CR Nwk. Br.(Former Erie/EL,now NS NWK INDUSTRIAL) local
Title:  CR Nwk. Br.(Former Erie/EL,now NS NWK INDUSTRIAL) local
Description:  In the 50's this train was based at Getty Ave. yard in Paterson and ran caboose first eastbound to the east of Washington Ave. Bellville before returning .A second train out of Croxton must have been working the east end.At time of photo local was operating out of Croxton yard via the NX drawbridge in N.Newark.Train is returning east after drilling Royal Paper(now Van Ness).Golf carts are Harley Davidson. The area across the tracks were fields and woods until the early 60's when the branch was still adding traffic.
Photo Date:  4/20/1976  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 4:17:24 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
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Public Service Electric and Gas Athenia substation
Title:  Public Service Electric and Gas Athenia substation
Description:  There was a pole yard to the right of gate that received gon loads.Across the NWK.BR. from here ties were buried in the ground and it looked as though a siding once existed there.Until 1970s Northern Iron and Steel had an active spur between here and Athenia Station that shipped scrap in gons.
Photo Date:  6/10/1978  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 3:49:38 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  383   Comments: 0
PSE+G  Athenia substation
Title:  PSE+G Athenia substation
Description:  The critter spent most of the time parked behind overhead door.It was always a treat to see it parked outside.
Photo Date:  6/10/1978  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 3:47:45 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  554   Comments: 0
PSE+G Whitcomb
Title:  PSE+G Whitcomb
Description:  Transformers were moved indoors for service.From the transformers appearance leaking cooling oil was a problem.
Photo Date:  6/10/1978  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 3:51:48 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
Public Service Whitcomb and transformer carriage
Title:  Public Service Whitcomb and transformer carriage
Description:  Transformer rolled on and off carriage from this side on rails.My guess is that the transformers were PCB laden and on google view it appears most have been replaced by newer(hermeticaly sealed ?) syle units in background.
Photo Date:  6/10/1978  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 8:14:14 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  466   Comments: 1
Faux Steamer ?
Title:  Faux Steamer ?
Description:  Read in an early 90's Railpace article that it was repowered w/diesel engine.The exhaust was originally at the front of the hood and looked like a steam stack.Note the early saftey glass that appears to have chicken wire inside.
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 5:40:23 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Public Service Whitcomb
Title:  Public Service Whitcomb
Description:  PSE+G Athenia(Clifton N.J.) Substation
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 4/21/2012 5:08:45 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  780   Comments: 0
PSE+G WHITCOMB
Title:  PSE+G WHITCOMB
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 12/15/2012 12:19:12 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
PSE+G WHITCOMB 20/25T CRITTER
Title:  PSE+G WHITCOMB 20/25T CRITTER
Description:  PSE+G
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:38:52 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
PSE+G Whitcomb
Title:  PSE+G Whitcomb
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:41:26 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  665   Comments: 0
PSE+G Whitcomb
Title:  PSE+G Whitcomb
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:40:04 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
PSEG 20/25T WHITCOMB
Title:  PSEG 20/25T WHITCOMB
Description:  WHITCOMB builder plate looks like Mod. BRYNO,Ser. No. 2228 . Read in a 1980's Rail Pace article that the gas engine was replaced with a diesel,the oval tag(2789) might be replacement eng. model info
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:42:35 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
PSE+G WHITCOMB 20/25T cab interior
Title:  PSE+G WHITCOMB 20/25T cab interior
Description:  1930's comfort cab?
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:44:04 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster,InCab
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
PSE+G Whitcomb
Title:  PSE+G Whitcomb
Description:  3 way switch behind loc connected with NWK. BR. to the right,into the building straight ahead and up the hill to the transformer farm to the left.
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 11/7/2012 4:21:29 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  404   Comments: 0
 Public Service (PSE+G) trackage at Athenia substation
Title:  Public Service (PSE+G) trackage at Athenia substation
Description:  Candidate for shortest RR in NJ ? I don't think spur was still connected to Newark Br. at this date.This trackage is now torn out but allignment is visible on google map
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:47:31 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track
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Views:  265   Comments: 0
PSE+G YARD
Title:  PSE+G YARD
Description:  Watched riggers offload transformer from a drop flat to a lowboy trailer here along with half the kids in neighborhood.
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 7:00:01 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  WHITCOMB 20/25T(UNKNOWN)
Views:  337   Comments: 1
PSE+G Athenia substation
Title:  PSE+G Athenia substation
Description:  View from Mt. Prospect Ave.,also the view from my front yard and could hear the transformers and fans humming late at night.
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 3:19:59 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories: 
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Views:  202   Comments: 0
The end of track at PSE+G Athenia Substation
Title:  The end of track at PSE+G Athenia Substation
Description:  About a quarter mile distance to the Nwk.Br. by rail or 150 yds. to the right on foot.
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 6:50:29 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track
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Views:  368   Comments: 0
PSE+G  trackage
Title:  PSE+G trackage
Description:  Track not connected to other trackage,looks like a push car mounted jib crane is used to service the equipment.
Photo Date:  8/15/1980  Upload Date: 10/25/2012 7:08:33 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track
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Views:  359   Comments: 0
Athenia Station
Title:  Athenia Station
Description:  Athenia as well as Franklin Ave. stations in Nutley had order boards and station/freight agents until EL merger and maybe through 1966 passenger service curtailment.Behind station is former site of USDA Quarantine station and spur. Bare spot in foreground was once site of De Soto(CHRYSLER) dealer that used an end unloading dock on team track that was located approximately behind the nose of the truck.
Photo Date:  3/23/1979  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 3:44:17 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5605(GP7)
Views:  517   Comments: 0
Colfax Ave.
Title:  Colfax Ave.
Description:  East bound at west end of Athenia run around and team track.Coal dealer at right had a siding and across the tracks another 3 silo coal pocket stood to the left of here through the mid 60's.
Photo Date:  3/23/1979  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 3:46:29 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5605(GP7)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
Erie Newark br. ROW under DL+W Boonton line looking east
Title:  Erie Newark br. ROW under DL+W Boonton line looking east
Description:  Taken from new (1963) mainline connection ramp
Photo Date:  3/23/1979  Upload Date: 10/26/2012 12:49:06 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
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Abandoned DL+W Boonton line/Erie Newark branch overpass.
Title:  Abandoned DL+W Boonton line/Erie Newark branch overpass.
Description:  Abandoned after 1963 EL Mainline reallignment,you can just make out the new Newark branch ramp in front of the concrete overpass.
Photo Date:  5/20/1976  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 4:46:35 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  EL 3376(U34CH)
Views:  528   Comments: 0
Abandoned Erie Newark Branch ROW under DL+W Boonton/EL,CR,NJT Main Line west side
Title:  Abandoned Erie Newark Branch ROW under DL+W Boonton/EL,CR,NJT Main Line west side
Description:  Kuller Rd. in foreground is the old ERIE r.o.w.
Photo Date:  10/30/1978  Upload Date: 10/26/2012 12:47:52 PM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
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Views:  442   Comments: 0
Looking east at Paterson Jct.
Title:  Looking east at Paterson Jct.
Description:  West end of Newark Br./NS NWK IND TRACK under NJGSP northbound.
Photo Date:  4/10/1979  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 4:59:06 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Signal,Track
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Views:  219   Comments: 0
E.B. on the Newark Branch
Title:  E.B. on the Newark Branch
Description:  Paterson Jct.,former site of DL+W interlocking plant and tower.
Photo Date:  4/10/1977  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 4:34:39 AM
Location:  Clifton, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track,Action
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Views:  251   Comments: 0
CR W.B. on former Erie Newark Br. R.O.W. taken from Pacific St. bridge
Title:  CR W.B. on former Erie Newark Br. R.O.W. taken from Pacific St. bridge
Description:  Transition from DL+W Paterson City Branch to Erie Nwk. Br. R.O.W. occurred just beyond the signal.EL in Color Vol.5 "Merger Memories" has a great 1968 photo on pg. 48 of this site taken from Hazel St. with 10 years less undergrowth. This is currently double tracked NJT MAIN LINE
Photo Date:  10/20/1977  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 5:34:52 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3297(GP40-2) CR 6010(SD35)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
South Paterson station
Title:  South Paterson station
Description:  Taken from the Pacific St. bridge looking north(RR w.b.),Spur to the left is the former DL+W Paterson City Branch.
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 11/23/2012 2:25:51 PM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4182(U34CH)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
Getty Ave. overpass
Title:  Getty Ave. overpass
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/15/1980  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 8:37:38 PM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NJT 4169(U34CH)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
MAIN LINE
Title:  MAIN LINE
Description:  The embankment follows the old Erie Newark Branch R.O.W. .I think the scrap metal yard on left was once served by the the last remnant of the DL+W Paterson City Branch.I can remember box cars spotted on DL+W branch at a customer under the I-80 viaduct and an open lot with concrete track bumpers at the site of freight house in the early seventies
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 11/10/2012 7:42:40 PM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Track,Action
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Views:  487   Comments: 0
CR Newark Branch local on MAIN LINE
Title:  CR Newark Branch local on MAIN LINE
Description:  Getty Ave. yard turntable on right.
Photo Date:  4/10/1980  Upload Date: 11/10/2012 7:32:17 PM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5972(GP7)
Views:  563   Comments: 0
Newark Br. local on "New" main line/old Newark Br. R.O.W.
Title:  Newark Br. local on "New" main line/old Newark Br. R.O.W.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/15/1980  Upload Date: 11/6/2012 6:46:24 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  albert kwolek
Categories:  Track,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5972(GP7)
Views:  364   Comments: 1


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