Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Port Murray Train Station

Port Murray has a post office that is . . . a trailer. 

What is more interesting is what is behind the post office/trailer - an old caboose and abandoned train station. 


Port Murray, which is a section of Mansfield Township,  was an important railroad stop in the 1800s in this part of rural Warren County, New Jersey. This, in addition to the Morris Canal, brought industry to this remote area. The station was on the Morris and Essex Railroad, about 67 miles from New York City.

In 1996, the Port Murray Historic District was listed on The National Register of Historic Places. You can read more about it here.

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Port Murray Post Office

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The Caboose

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Port Murray Train Station

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Port Murray Train Station

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Port Murray Train Station

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Behind the train station along some tracks -- the back of the post office is to the right of the photo and the caboose is in the middle

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The Port Murray Train Station facing the railroad tracks

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30 comments:

  1. Lovely photos quaint too :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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  2. These are beautiful captures to show the train station.Thanks for sharing these interesting details and bit of the history of this station.

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  3. Cool find. I love old buildings and trains.

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  4. I love to see the old train cars, a great glimpse into history!!! I always wanted to take a long train ride across county! Have a great day!!

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    1. I love old trains, too! And the old train stations!

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  5. my kinda' place!! and i love when i just stumble upon a property like this, just begging to be photographed!!! such a great, old world feel, i hope they take care of it and keep it forever!!!

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    1. I love finding "hidden" places, too! I do hope they keep it there forever. :)

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  6. Wonderful vintage shots! What history!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  7. So cool! I love old things like that. Have a great Wordless Wednesday!

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  8. I just love cabooses. There's one in our rail yard, but it is covered with graffiti. I've seen them made into neat homes. - Margy

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    1. I love cabooses, too. This one is so cute. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. What a treat to be able to go back in time in your part of the world. Well done.

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  10. I love these photos! I like to think that by photographing places like this we are preserving them.

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree that we are preserving them by photographing them. You never know if they will still be there tomorrow.

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  11. I always love visiting NJ through your eyes

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  12. Just doing a little blog trekking - passing through your state. I really love the idea of you bringing history to life through your site! Amazing job!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that!

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  13. I never see a caboose on the tracks anymore. So I really enjoyed seeing the caboose on your blog and the train photographs. Enjoy this week-end.
    JM, IL

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  14. I am big fan of trains!! Your photos are lovely, interesting place! Thanks for sharing. And thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!

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