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From: "Carl Suk" <>
Subject: Re: [NJ-SOM-BOUND-BROOK] bits of early Bound Brook and some surnames
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 18:24:24 -0500
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Hi Pat and Vince,
I have an 1888 railroad map of NJ and why I didn't think to look at it
before answering you Pat I don't know. The Map show Central Rail Road of
New Jersey, starts in Phillipsburg, NJ and ends in Jersey City, like Vince
says. It also goes through Westfield.
Another railroad goes through my home town of Belle Mead, the Philadelphia
and Reading Rail Road, and connects with the Jersey Central between
Somerville and Bound Brook. This is not to be confused with the
Pennsylvania Rail Road. Both originate in Phila. the latter goes through
Trenton and on to Jersey City.
Hope this helps some more.
----- Original Message -----
From: "vjmanara" <>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [NJ-SOM-BOUND-BROOK] bits of early Bound Brook and some
> Carl is right. It was the Jersey Central RR and it still runs. Passenger
> service used to start in Raritan, and there were stations in Somerville
> Bound Brook with the eastern terminal being in Jersey City as I recall. As
> boy I used to take he train from Raritan to go to NYC for the day.We would
> take a ferry across the Hudson and then subways to Times Square, Yankee
> Stadium or Coney Island. There is a turntable and water tower in Raritan
> Gaston Ave where trains were serviced and turned around. Freight trains
> the same tracks coming from and going to the west of Raritan but I don't
> know if they were part of the same RR or where the went. We used to walk
> these tracks to an area called "The Cuts" which was a narrow passage cut
> through red shale where we climbed the cliff to suspend ourselves above
> passing freight trains and hunt for snakes. The Raritan station which is
> still operational was between Anderson St and Thompson St. The Somerville
> station is on South Division St.
> Hope this helps. the RR was a big part of our lives when we were young
> children growing up in Raritan.
> Vince Manara
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