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On September 1, 1780Captain Joshua Huddywas captured at Colts Neckby a band of Tories.
While being conveyed acrossthe river to what is now Sea Bright,the boat was fired uponby Colonial forces.
Although wounded,Captain Huddy escapedby jumping…
These stone blocks, which were cut by hand by prisoners at Sing Sing Prison, were originally intended to support wooden rails, topped with iron straps, as was common practice at the time (c. 1830). This would have sufficed if the traffic consisted…
Built 1881 by NY & Long Branch RR for Warren Ave, Spring Lake NJ Station CrossingMoved to NJMT 1965
Served as NJMT's first Souvenir Shop1966 to 1971
Before electronic lights and gates, watchmen manned railroad crossings to protect cars and p…
Built 1907 for Freehold & Atlantic Highlands Rwy, later CRR of NJ
Located at mile post 1.64 of Central RR of NJ's Freehold Branch, first station south of Matawan, at Route 79 road crossing.
Closed April 1953, donated and moved to Pine Creek …
Built ca. 1910 by Union News Co.
Newsstand was located at Manasquan NJNY&LBRR Station. Moved to Allaire November1969
The Union News Co. of New York had newsstands at most large rail stations, terminals and hotels in the NY Metropolitan area,…
Built 1943 by Pennsylvania RR
Closed and abandoned 1964 at close of passenger serviceon PRR line.
Donated to NJMT andmoved to Allaire 1975
Allenwood NJ is 3 miles east of Allaire, on PRR's Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural RR, that ran fr…
Built ca 1905 by Pennsylvania RR for Allenwood NJ Station CrossingMoved 1930 to Broad St, Manasquan NJ
Abandoned 1964, rescued and served as garden shed at private residence, donated and moved to NJMT November 1991
Crossings were guarded by …
When Europeans first came to the eastern shores of North America they encountered a vast, virgin forest that seemingly stretched westward forever. First viewed as barriers and places for hiding, the trees soon became cabins, gunstocks and cradles,…
To the careful observer, warblers are delightful splashes of color that decorate the foliage in the spring and fall. Although several species breed here in the summer, most warblers only stop briefly in New Jersey during their migration from breed…
A Limited ResourceWater covers almost three quarters of the earth's surface, but only three percent of it is fresh water, and less than one third of that is usable. The remaining fresh water is locked up as snow and ice at the polar regions.