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The railroading history is goes much deeper  then the Fallen Flags.  New Jersey was once an industrial center of the country.   This spawned a Locomotive manufacturing industry which placed Patterson in the center.  The task of shipping goods and people formed a virtual navy of railroad owned craft designed to cross that river.  And, of course, the first steam engine to run in the Americas was located in New Jersey. 

Locomotive Building in New Jersey