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The Hackensack & New York Railroad*

The Hackensack & New York Railroad was a short line that ran from a connection with Erie to Hackensack. It began operation in 1861 with the two saddle-tank steamers: First The Hackensack followed a few months later by a twin named Lodi.

The H&NY had a commuter service and, of course, freight service. It had stations in Hackensack, Carlstadt, Woodridge & Hasbrouck Heights. None of the original structures remain at this time.

The H&NY continued its marginal existence for quite a few years. Finally, it was included in the Erie's buying spree through Bergen county in the late 19th century. In 1898, the road was leased by the Erie.

The Hackensack & New York Railroad: 1856-1898

(c) 1999 - Phil Paone

*Editor's note: I am sure I had a good reason for this guy having its own page. I just can't remember why :)