United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Inc.

About The United Railroad Historical Society

The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, Inc. aka URHS is a non-profit edu­ca­tional organ­ization directed at sup­porting the preser­vation of historical railroad equip­ment and artifacts for the proposed NJ Trans­por­tation Heritage Center or in its absence, another railroad museum in NJ.

In order to coordinate resources, repre­sentatives from most of New Jersey's major rail­road interest organ­izations formed the URHS in 1987. URHS has been working to­ward rescuing potential exhibits from scrap­ping and has been assisting in plan­ning for Trans­portation Heritage Center(s) in NJ.

Once a heritage center has been estab­lished, we expect to play a major role in it's implementation.

To learn more about the URHS please read our Statement on Preservation.

She's home!

After 15 years of sitting in Passaic

She's home! After 15 years of sitting in Passaic, the last surviving U34CH #3372 has been suc­cess­fully brought home by the URHS and the Morristown & Erie Railway. Today could not have gone any smoother.

Thank you to the M&E for taking on this task and to all the U-Boat fans who donated. This move was funded 100% by donations from fans of the U-Boat, and we are proud to say it.

Next step... make it run!

Recently restored equipment

Hickory Creek - Cresson, Pa

Hickory Creek - Cresson, Pa
Pullman Lookout Observation Lounge with five roomettes

NJ DOT 4253 - Boonton, NJ

NJ DOT 4253 - Boonton, NJ
Electro-Motive Model E8A

PRR 4877 - Boonton, NJ

PRR 4877 - Boonton, NJ
Pennsylvania RR/Westinghouse Corp GG-1

Click pics to enlarge!

Reading 284 - Spencer, NC

Reading 284 - Spencer, NC
Electro-Motive Model F7A

About former railroad employee records

The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey does not have access to nor maintain in its Archives employee records from any past or existing railroad.

Three web sites that might prove useful to those in search of employee records are the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board web site and directed inquiries to member organ­izations as some may maintain such archives.

United Railroad Historical Society of NJ Inc.
104 Morris Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005-1314
1-862-345-6642   information@nullurhs.org

Last update December 7, 2014. ©1987-2015
All rights reserved.

Upcoming Events

Bergen-Rockland Meeting

Bergen-Rockland Chapter NRHS 2nd Friday 8 pm, Closter Senior Center, 295 Closter Dock Rd., Closter, NJ 07624.

Black River & Western Train Rides

Black River & Western Railroad
Caboose Hops, The Hunterdon Flyer (3 Bridges Excursion), Summer Excursions & Great Train Robbery

ELHS 2015 · Spring Meeting

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society April 12th
Riverdale NJ. Pete Hasler, Event Organizer

Jersey Electric RHS · Meeting

North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society 7:30pm on 3rd Tuesdays. 1st Presbyterian Church, Rahway NJ

NYS&W Technical & Historical Society

Thomas Train, Dinosaur Train, River Train, Steam Train, Mine Train & Winery Train

Toys for Tots Trains - December 2014


Tri-State Railway Histor­ical Society

Monthly meeting - Morris Museum's Bickford Theater
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Volunteer Railroaders Association

August 15th 7pm meeting @ Haw­thorne NYS&W Station

Whippany Railway Museum Train Rides

Weekend Train Rides (April-December).

donated so far!


The donations keep coming in! Please consider donat­ing! Thank you for those who have con­tributed! more…

The next step is to return the locomotive to operation. Initial condition reports show that it's in very good shape inside & out, although a full mechanical inspection is needed. When it's repaired mechanically & the exterior is restored, we will establish where it will see a return to service. It's our hope that it will once again pull passen­gers in New Jersey. With your donations, we can make that a reality.

Donate via buying a U34 t-shirt!

Request for data

Below is the list of equipment whose history is not yet documented by the URHS. If you have any knowledge about the history of any of these items, please send the URHS an email message at: information@nullurhs.org
Thank you for your help.

DL&W 19525 covered hopper car - model not known     Erie-Lackawanna 45519 boom car

SRLX 025048 Swift Company Refrigerated Box Car     Erie 03125 crane - history not known