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!
Sounds and sights of the GG1 locomotive in operation, from an October 29, 1983 video taken in the cab by Mitchell Dakelman from South Amboy, NJ to New York Penn Station. DVD copy provided to URHS by LHRy Chairman Bill … Continue reading →
Railroad Museum [for a day] is hosted by the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey, owners of the largest and most historic railroad collection in New Jersey. During this once-a-year event, the URHS Restoration Facility in Boonton, NJ will become New Jersey’s largest railroad museum.
For the sixth consecutive year, the URHS will open the gates of its normally-private Boonton NJ Restoration Facility to showcase some of its historic collection. Railroad Museum [for a day] will provide a rare, family-friendly opportunity to admire, explore, and go inside our historic trains and learn about their connection to the region we live in.
Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with vintage railroad equipment and well as visiting classic cars, trucks, buses, and military vehicles. Live music, food concessions, historical & educational presentations, and vendors of railroad-related souvenirs will round out a day that the whole family can enjoy!
West Boonton Yard: 104 Morris Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005
ADMISSION – Adults (age 12+) – $5.00 Children (ages 3-11) – $3.00 Babies (ages 0-2) – FREE!
“Making its triuimphant return to the LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois, the former New York Central Railroad “Hickory Creek”( United Railroad Historical Society of NJ -URHS/Star Trak Inc/Luxury Rail Vacations) was a part of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Joliet Rocket on 6/17/2017. This car brought up the markers on the 20th Century Limited, but had not visited its Chicago terminal in about 50 years!” via River Rail Photo