The Lackawanna Cutoff

The Lackawanna Cutoff (HMI5F)

Location: Andover, NJ 07821 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 58.76', W 74° 44.771'

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The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad started construction on an eleven million dollar connection between Port Morris and Columbia, NJ in 1910. Completed within less than two years, it was an engineering marvel of its time, given that it was built without earth-moving machinery, and its use of reinforced concrete.

During the Cut-Off's construction, the railroad purchased the original Huntsville Schoolhouse and built a new structure, rather than change the alignment of the rail line. As construction progressed, the old schoolhouse was buried under tons of rock, to the sound of cheering school children who watched from a distant hillside.
HM NumberHMI5F
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series
Year Placed2003
Placed BySussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historical Marker Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 521353 N 4536493
Decimal Degrees40.97933333, -74.74618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 58.76', W 74° 44.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 58' 45.60" N, 74° 44' 46.26" W
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Area Code(s)973, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 49-65 Co Rd 517, Andover NJ 07821, US
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