Sunday, March 27, 2011

Summit NJ

Rahway Valley Railroad

Two branches of this short line railroad went through my hometown of Roselle Park. 

When the original New Orange Railroad went bankrupt in 1905, it was purchased by one of the founders of the exclusive Baltusol Country Club (7 time host of the U.S. Open),  who extended the line to Summit, possibly just to have a station near his golf course.

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I think some portions of this line became part of residents' back yards.
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