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19th Century New Jersey Railroads

This is the story of those railroads that formed the foundation for the more famous railroads of the 20th century. Some represent the cornerstone of mighty corporations like the Pennsylvania, others are only footnotes.  This is the first generation of American railroading.  During this time, most of the railroads were formed to serve a specific region or industry.  Most of the Northwest counties had railroads servings mining or dairy.  The central part of the state found railroads chartered for bringing the agricultural products to market.  Southern rails primarily served the beach resorts.   

Atlantic City Railroad
Belvidere and Delaware Railroad
Bound Brook and Perth Amboy Railroad
Camden & Amboy Railroad
Camden & Atlantic Railroad
Delaware & Bound Brook Railroad
The Elizabethtown & Somerville Railroad
The Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad
Hackensack & New York Railroad
Hibernia Mine Railroad
Mercer & Somerset Railroad
Middle Valley Railroad
Millstone and New Brunswick Railroad
Morris & Essex Railroad
Mount Hope Mineral Railroad
New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad
Ogden Mine Railroad
Passaic Valley & Peapack Railroad
Paterson & Hudson River Railroad
Paterson & Ramapo Railroad
The Rockaway Valley Railroad
The Sussex Railroad
Tuckerton Railroad
Whippany River Railroad