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Rails Through the Hanover Hills, New Jersey: The Morristown and Erie Railroad (American Century Series)
     

Rails Through the Hanover Hills, New Jersey: The Morristown and Erie Railroad (American Century Series)

by Steven P. Hepler
 

The Morristown & Erie Railroad dates back to April 1895, when

construction began on the Whippany River Railroad in Whippany,

New Jersey, at the site of the community's growing and prosperous

paper mills. In October 1902, the Whippany River Railroad formed a

second company, known as the Whippany & Passaic River Railroad,

to extend the line seven more

Overview


The Morristown & Erie Railroad dates back to April 1895, when

construction began on the Whippany River Railroad in Whippany,

New Jersey, at the site of the community's growing and prosperous

paper mills. In October 1902, the Whippany River Railroad formed a

second company, known as the Whippany & Passaic River Railroad,

to extend the line seven more miles to connect with the Erie Railroad

at Essex Fells. On August 28, 1903, the two railroads consolidated to

form the Morristown & Erie Railroad Company.

With more than 200 historic photographs, Rails through the Hanover Hills

chronicles the activities of the Morristown & Erie Railroad from 1895

through the late 1960s. Discover rare images of the steam-powered

locomotives that rolled along the banks of the winding Whippany

River, trailed by carloads of coal, paper goods, and passengers, and

meet the men who ran the trains, worked the stations and freight

depots, repaired the track, and managed the company. View a variety of

images from the railroad's early days as well as the Morristown & Erie

of today, as it continues to move forward in a vastly changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738597027
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/18/1999
Series:
American Century Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
886,690
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Author Steven P. Hepler helped to establish the nonprofit organization that later became the Whippany Railway Museum, for which he currently serves as president. He is the co-author of Hanover Township: Whippany and Cedar Knolls in the Images of America series.

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