Rails through the Hanover Hills: The Morristown & Erie Railroad

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The Morristown & Erie Railroad dates back to April 1895, whenconstruction began on the Whippany River Railroad in Whippany,New Jersey, at the site of the community's growing and prosperouspaper mills. In October 1902, the Whippany River Railroad formed asecond company, known as the Whippany & Passaic River Railroad,to extend the line seven more miles to connect with the Erie Railroadat Essex Fells. On August 28, 1903, the two railroads consolidated toform the Morristown & Erie Railroad Company.With more than 200 historic photographs, Rails through the Hanover Hillschronicles the activities of the Morristown & Erie Railroad from 1895through the late 1960s. Discover rare images of the steam-poweredlocomotives that rolled along the banks of the winding WhippanyRiver, trailed by carloads of coal, paper goods, and passengers, andmeet the men who ran the trains, worked the stations and freightdepots, repaired the track, and managed the company. View a variety ofimages from the railroad's early days as well as the Morristown & Erieof today, as it continues to move forward in a vastly changing world.
ISBN: 9780738597027
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: American Century Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Author Steven P. Hepler helped to establish the nonprofit organization that later became the Whippany Railway Museum, for which he currently serves as president. He is the co-author of Hanover Township: Whippany and Cedar Knolls in the Images of America series.
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