Henry Hudson Trail (Images of America Series)

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The Central Railroad of New Jersey's Seashore Branch provided rail and boat services from New York City to points along the New Jersey Shore. It discontinued passenger service in 1966, with the last freight train operating in 1983. Official abandonment proceedings sparked the need to keep the right of way for future mass transit needs. This led to interim use. Today, the area is called the Henry Hudson Trail and is one of over 500 parks referred to nationally as a Rail-Trail. This free, ten-mile-long, hiking, ...
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Overview


The Central Railroad of New Jersey's Seashore Branch provided rail and boat services from New York City to points along the New Jersey Shore. It discontinued passenger service in 1966, with the last freight train operating in 1983. Official abandonment proceedings sparked the need to keep the right of way for future mass transit needs. This led to interim use. Today, the area is called the Henry Hudson Trail and is one of over 500 parks referred to nationally as a Rail-Trail. This free, ten-mile-long, hiking, biking, and walking trail is administered by the Monmouth County Parks System, and connects several towns of the Raritan Bay shore area. This rare look will enlighten trail users through images of views gone forever, while pointing out structures still in place. Over 200 images are set in geographical sequence to guide the reader along the trail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738501888
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,372,614
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Tom Gallo, who grew up along this oncebusy rail line, has held various operations and maintenance positions with several railroads. He is the co-author of Iron Horses Across the Garden State and The Unique New York and Long Branch Railroad, and is the author of numerous historical articles.
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