BOUND BROOK, N.J., 2005 : THREE PARALLEL LINES, FIVE RAILROADS, FEW QUIET MOMENTS

This article profiles Bound Brook, New Jersey, where after a century of accommodating competing railroad lines, three parallel lines still converge, making Bound Brook a crossroads for commerce. The town serves one commuter line and four different freight railroads, and with 35 to 40 freight trains rolling through Bound Brook every day, Conrail’s Lehigh Line in the busiest freight route in New Jersey. The article provides a historical overview of the region and the various railroad lines that converged in the area, primarily serving as a mine-to-market route for anthracite. In addition to the various commodities that comprise the railroads’ current freight service, the article also relates that 55 daily commuter trains pass during weekdays carrying New Jersey Transit commuters to the New York area.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187
  • Authors:
    • Murray, M S
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:44PM