Is It Getting A Little Slow Around Here?

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Is It Getting A Little Slow Around Here?
Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 7:28 PM

Well, then it's time to liven things up!

How's about a layout tour?  Sure, everybody  likes a layout tour!

Here's the Bergen County Model Railroad Club "Open House" from 2012, a very classy production with some fine light jazz background music, a nice switch from the usual C&W people use for railroad videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pvhGL1XN7k  

And here's where the club's located, the second floor of the old Erie Railroad Hillsdale NJ station, which dates from 1870.

https://www.subwaynut.com/njt/hillsdale/hillsdale11.jpg 

From 4-4-0's to ALP-45DP's, that station's seen it all! 

Enjoy and have fun!

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Posted by kblester on Friday, May 03, 2019 12:28 AM

Thank you for posting. Great layout and station.

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Posted by Waynestrains on Friday, May 03, 2019 8:17 AM
Wow! - great layout and great location. Makes me wish I still lived in Park Ridge. Wayne
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, May 03, 2019 9:50 AM

I know what you mean.  That and Shop-Rite makes me wish I still lived in Paramus.

Sometimes anyway.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 03, 2019 8:12 PM

The layout is great,

but the station it's in !

 

What a classic !

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, May 03, 2019 8:56 PM

Glad you liked it Paul!  Just a bit of history before I go further...

The Hillsdale station is on today's New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley line,  but originally it was the old New Jersey and New York Railroad dating from 1859.  It eventually passed into the hands of the Erie in the late 19th Century.  

Here's a fun postcard tour of the line from the early 20th Century, and Waynestrains, I'm sure being an old Jersey guy you'll enjoy it too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUyd4AbIg_U  

For a tour of the line as it is now, click on the following link.  The tour starts in River Edge  (all the stations south of same don't exist anymore) and goes north.  Click on the next town (arrow points up) in the black box top of the screen to continue.  With the possible exception of Montvale I don't think any of the stations are less than 100 years old.

https://www.subwaynut.com/njt/river_edge/index.php  

Enjoy the ride!

PS:  Waynestrains, you're an old Park Ridge guy, this is for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M_gwkZrmmY  

Wayne

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Friday, May 03, 2019 11:24 PM

Those old depots are architectural masterpieces !

 Love 'em !

And old depots like these, even when repurposed will always look like a train station. Just as old Taco Bell's, and IHOP's that have been repurposed will always look like a Taco Bell, or IHOP.

But these old lady's have class !

 

One book that I enjoy flipping through is " Alcos to Allentown". It is about railroads in north eastern Pennsylvania, and has many depots pictured of probably the same age.

1870's or so. Great era for depots and architecture !

Paul

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Posted by robmcc on Saturday, May 04, 2019 6:48 AM

Wow! Great layout and station!

Rob

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Posted by Waynestrains on Saturday, May 04, 2019 9:58 AM
Thanks a bunch Wayne, for these memories. I used to ride the train to work for two or three years so I passed a lot of these stations. You also mentioned Montvale, since my wife grew up there we got our marriage license in Montvale at the clerks office in the old train station. Thanks again for a great thread. Wayne
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 04, 2019 11:54 AM

You're welcome Wayne, I'm so glad you and everyone are enjoying it!

Last I looked there were 499 views, so it looks like a LOT of people have looked in, but I suppose they're too shy to say so!  No biggie.

Wayne

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