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The Middle Valley Railroad

The Middle Valley railroad is included for the primary purpose of documenting one of the smallest railroads to exist in New Jersey. Compared to the MVRR, even the Hibernia Mine Railroad looks like a transportation empire. As far as I know, it is the smallest railroad to exist in New Jersey as an independent entity.

The MVRR was charted in 1897 to allow the CNJ to build from the High Bridge branch to a rock quarry located at Middle Valley. The entire length of the railroad was under 1 1/2 miles long. The CNJ owned the complete interest in this minimal railroad. It was finally absorbed into the CNJ system in 1917.

Middle Valley Railroad: 1897-1917

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