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October 15, 2021

A Day in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Pompton Lakes New Jersey Liberty Bell

 

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 

 

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A Day in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

October 15, 2021

March 31, 2015

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

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 Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

March 31, 2015

December 15, 2014

Northlandz, Part II (With Dolls!)

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


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.

Northlandz, Part II (With Dolls!)

December 15, 2014

December 08, 2014

Northlandz, Part 1

Northlandz sign

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. 

Northlandz, Part 1

December 08, 2014

July 02, 2013

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire State Park

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.

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Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

July 02, 2013

August 19, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part III



Whippany Railway Museum, Part III

August 19, 2011

August 18, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part II



Whippany Railway Museum, Part II

August 18, 2011

August 16, 2011

Whippany Railway Museum, Part 1



Whippany Railway Museum, Part 1

August 16, 2011

November 10, 2010

Railroad Museum in Greenville, Pennsylvania



Last week I posted some photos from Greenville, PA. Here are some more photos from the Greenville Railroad Park Museum.

Railroad Museum in Greenville, Pennsylvania

November 10, 2010

November 03, 2010

Greenville Railroad Park & Museum in Pennsylvania

Railroad Park in Greenville, Pennsylvania. This past summer I visited the Greenville Railroad Park & Museum in Pennsylvania.
 
Railroad Park in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Here is the inside of one of the trains. How did they learn the functions of the different knobs? They look so similar.

Railroad Park in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

Here is the switching control board, where one man was in charge for many years. It must have been an interesting job, as well as having great responsibility.

Switching control board
Switching control board 
Here are more trains:

Train
Union Pacific caboose

Click HERE to see my previous photos of trains.
 
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Greenville Railroad Park & Museum in Pennsylvania

November 03, 2010

July 14, 2010

Abandoned Trains in New York State

Abandoned train

Mark and I went on a trip to Cooperstown, New York in July 2009 to visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As we drove around the beautiful New York State countryside, we discovered these abandoned trains somewhere around the little hamlet of Maryland, New York.

Abandoned Trains in New York State

July 14, 2010