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October 15, 2021

A Day In The Life | Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes New Jersey Liberty Bell

 

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

 

On a lovely and very hot July day in 2019, my husband and I wandered around the cute town of Pompton Lakes. 

 

Pompton Lakes was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1895.

 

They are proud of their heritage, with even a cute Liberty Bell of their very own

 

George Washington slept here at least twice.  



Pompton Lakes New Jersey sign

We then went to the Pompton Lakes Library to check out some books and DVDs. 

 

The Library has a long history

 

From their website: 

The Pompton Lakes Public Library began as a gift to the people of Pompton Lakes from Mrs. Emanuel Einstein in memory of her late husband, who passed in 1909.  Mr. and Mrs. Einstein were residents of New York City and spent their Summers in  Pompton Lakes.  Mrs. Einstein supplied the town with the plot, building, equipment, and a stock of books, which were all dedicated in April of 1912 when the library first opened to the public.  The building, an example of seventeenth century architecture and Tudor design, is described in its deed as facing “Wynockie Avenue”, sometimes called “Wanaque Avenue”.


Pompton Lakes NJ Library
Pompton Lakes NJ library

 

We eventually ended up at the old Pompton Lakes Train Station, which still has some old trains on display, to find out that in the old station someone had opened up a very nice used book and record store! 

 

I checked and they are still there! They made it through the pandemic! 

 

The store's name is Station 1 Books Vinyl and Vintage Shop.

 

Pompton Lakes New Jersey train

 Pompton Lakes New Jersey book and record shop



Pompton Lakes NJ book and record shop

You can read more about Pompton Lakes here: 

 

Pompton Lakes grapples with where to hold its history

 

Revolutionary War New Jersey - Pompton Lakes 

 

You may also want to read about the Revolutionary War-era Henry Doremus House in Montville.

 

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A Day In The Life | Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

October 15, 2021

March 31, 2015

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station | Mansfield Township, New Jersey

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.




Port Murray post office
Port Murray Post Office
Caboose
The Caboose

Port Murray train station
Port Murray Train Station
Port Murray train station
Port Murray Train Station
Port Murray train station
Port Murray Train Station
Port Murray train station
Port Murray Train Station
Railroad tracks
Port Murray Train Station



Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station | Mansfield Township, New Jersey

March 31, 2015

December 15, 2014

Northlandz, Part 2 (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz 2000 pipe organ
2,000 pipe organ which the Northlandz owner sometimes plays


Northlandz Dolls

 

Last week I told you about Northlandz, the model railroad located in Flemington, New Jersey

 

I showed you some trains and the spectacular scenery and settings that were created by the owner.
 

This week I will show you some other interesting parts of Northlandz.

Here is a Christmas village:


Northlandz Christmas Village
Christmas Village

The World’s Only Toothpick Farm:


Toothpick Farm
The World's Only Toothpick Farm

There is a room where there is a control panel to run the trains on schedule.


The Control Panel that runs the trains
The Control Panel

And now . . .  the DOLLS!

 

Northlandz contains a doll museum called La Peep Doll House, and very creative it is!


La Peep Doll House
La Peep Doll House

La Peep Doll House living room
La Peep Doll House Living Room

La Peep Doll House jam session
La Peep Doll House jam session

La Peep Doll House
La Peep Doll House

La Peep Doll House dance
La Peep Doll House dance

Pee Herman doll on the right
I spy Pee Wee Herman on the right

Dolls playing chamber music
Old time chamber music group


Dolls of famous people

Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Louis Armstrong

Our Gang AKA The Little Rascals
Our Gang, a.k.a. The Little Rascals

Rag dolls
Rag Dolls

Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann is the boss


UPDATE 2022:

 

The original creator and owner of Northlandz decided to retire several years ago.

 

Northlandz was almost torn down until a businessman came upon it, was impressed, and decided to renovate the place:

 

Businessman Needing a Warehouse Stumbles Upon World’s Largest Train Set—And Refuses to Simply Tear it Down

 

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Northlandz, Part 2 (With Dolls!) | Flemington, New Jersey

December 15, 2014

December 08, 2014

Northlandz, Part 1 | Flemington, New Jersey

Northlandz sign

Northlandz

 

Northlandz is considered the “world’s largest model railroad” by some, although others have claimed that title for a place in Germany

 
It is certainly one of the largest in the world. Northlandz started with the owner building trains and villages for his own amusement after a hard day’s work. 

Eventually it was housed in an enormous building (16 acres!) on Route 202 in historic Flemington, New Jersey. 

 

The settings are impressive, with tiny villages and large cities, and huge mountains with long bridges. The little trains run up and down and around these structures. 

 

It’s a great place to visit for train enthusiasts, small children, and just about anyone. 

There is also the doll museum and a pipe organ (which the owner plays). 

 

It’s a little expensive to visit, but it is the creation of one man’s passion and vision, and is a special place. 

 

The owner even is in charge of the little shop on the site. He was there when we went! 

Northlandz building
Northlandz organ

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

City at the Northlandz model railroad

City scene at Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad

Northlandz model railroad



You may also visit my next post about Northlandz, which includes dolls!

 

UPDATE 2022:

 

The original creator and owner of Northlandz decided to retire several years ago.

 

Northlandz was almost torn down until a businessman came upon it, was impressed, and decided to renovate the place:

 

Businessman Needing a Warehouse Stumbles Upon World’s Largest Train Set—And Refuses to Simply Tear it Down



Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

Northlandz, Part 1 | Flemington, New Jersey

December 08, 2014

July 02, 2013

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad

 

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

 

All are welcome to take a trip!

 

All Aboard!!! 


Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

The Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park


For more about the Pine Creek Railroad, click here.  

 

You can read more about Allaire Village here.

 

You can also check out my posts about The Chapel at Allaire Village and Historic Allaire Village


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Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park | Wall Township/Farmingdale, New Jersey

July 02, 2013