From Phillipsburg to Jersey City and all points in between, the Lehigh Valley Railroad hauled freight and passengers, while at the same time contributing to the social fabric of the area. Constructed as the Easton and Amboy Railroad and opened by 1875, the Lehigh Valley Railroad was instrumental in developing the commerce and communities of central New Jersey through which it once ran.
In over 200 vintage photographs, local author Ralph A. Heiss documents the dynamic history of the railroad’s life through its closing in 1976.
Heiss hopes that “future generations who never experienced the railroad firsthand will come to understand and appreciate this once mighty railroad, and how the Lehigh Valley Railroad’s presence impacted the social fiber of the towns through which it passed, as well as the contributions to the growth of New Jersey’s once mighty industrial history.”
Highlights of The Lehigh Valley Railroad Across New Jersey:
• Features never before seen vintage photographs from private collections of local residents and historical societies
• Shares the stories of those who worked and travelled the Lehigh Valley Railroad
• Explains how the railroad became instrumental in not only hauling produce to New York City markets, but also for providing service to companies like Johns-Manville and Lionel Trains
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