URHS is happy to announce that funding has been secured to move the second CNJ Blue Comet car the D’Arrest! The Westphal made it safely to Boonton Yard and we will soon be moving the D’Arrest! With both cars safely to Boonton the focus will convert over to the securement of the two cars from any further weather damage, while plans are created to begin restoration of the Westphal. Look for more opportunities in the near future to support this project and also to come lend a hand and help revive these pieces of NJ history! A very big thank you to those organizations and individuals who all helped make this happen!
The Westphal has arrived in North Jersey. Safe and sound. Thank you to Daily Express and JK Crane for their work!
URHS volunteers began lettering our PRR F41 flat car earlier this week. Then Saturday, this car was used for its intended purpose for Whippany Railway Museum‘s Armed Forces Day train, hauling around vintage Army vehicles in the middle of the Museum’s caboose trains.
May 23, 2017 -The Westphal was lifted and loaded today for its rubber tire trip to Kenvil NJ, where it will be offloaded tomorrow and moved to the United Railroad Historical Society yard in Boonton, NJ.
URHS is very close to having all of the funds to move the D’Arrest, if you haven’t donated yet, please do. Thanks to all of the people involved for their patience in coordinating this move. It’s been an experience, to say the least.