Lackawanna Railroad of New Jersey
The Lackawanna Cut-Off is a 28.45-mile (45.79 km) railroad line built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) between 1908 and 1911. Noted for its large cuts, fills, and concrete viaducts, the line was part of a 400-mile (645 km) main line between Hoboken, New Jersey, and Buffalo, New York. The Cut-Off runs west from Port Morris Junction — near the south end of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, about 45 miles (72.4 km) west-northwest of New York City — to Slateford Junction near the Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania.
The construction of the Cut-Off required the movement of millions of tons of fill material using techniques similar to those on the Panama Canal. The resulting line was 11 mi (18 km) shorter than the one it superseded (the Lackawanna Old Road) and had many fewer grades and curves. Its grade never exceeds 0.55% (29 feet per mile, 5.5 m per km), and all but one curve allowed 70 mph (113 km/hr) or more.
Opened on December 24, 1911, the Cut-Off (also known as New Jersey Cut-Off, Blairstown Cut-Off, Hopatcong-Slateford Cut-Off, or the Lackawanna Highline) was operated over the years by three different railroads. Service on the Cut-Off was suspended in January 1979, the line was abandoned in 1983, and the tracks were removed in 1984.
Efforts to rescue the line gathered steam over the following decades, and in 2011, New Jersey Transit (NJT) began construction to restore passenger service on the 7.3-mile (11.7 km) section to Andover, New Jersey, with service projected to begin in 2016. NJT has also proposed restoring passenger service farther west, possibly to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Lackawanna Old Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Erie Lackawanna: The Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992
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The Lackawanna railroad station and ferry terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, from a ferry boat in the Hudson River. The main entrance to the station from the land side is at left. It originally had a towen 225 ft (69 m) high, which was demolished in 1948. Most rail connections to New York ended at the Hudson River. Passengers and freight had to take a ferry into New York City, until bridges and tunnels were built. My father commuted to New York on the Lackawanna (later Erie-Lackawanna) railroad for many years, through Hoboken. He took the ferry, and later the Hudson Tubes (later PATH, or Port Authority Trans-Hudson). I went through Hoboken to summer jobs when I was in college and graduate school. This photo was probably taken in the mid-1950s. The slide does not have a printed date, which establishes a certain age.
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Hidden New Jersey: Choo choo... moo moo: the railroad at Becker Farm
A few weeks ago we were knocking around Phillipsburg when we came upon the curious sight of several weathered old train cars sitting along what looked to be an old railroad siding. We'd come upon the property of the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians, who have been working for more than 20 years to establish a rail museum for the state on land that had once been owned by the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
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The Erie Lackawanna Railway was formed through the Erie and Lackawanna railroads in 1960. It was hit hard by the PC collapse and soon after massive flooding. It was forced into Conrail in 1976.
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Crooked Lake Review Blog: Early History of the Lackawanna Railroad
(Following is an account of the early history of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad that at one time diagonally extended from Hoboken to the Pennsylvania border at Hallstead, Pa. and on to Buffalo, with a branch from Binghamton to Syracuse and on to Oswego; Chenango Forks to Utica and Richfield Springs, and from Owego to Ithaca.
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Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad NJ Cutoff Viaduct 1911 - Near Mount Bethel, PA and Columbia, NJ - Railroad Bridges on Waymarking.com
From their website: Considered by many to be the most scenic rail line in New Jersey, the Lackawanna Cut-Off was the last mainline to be built in the state (it was opened in 1911).
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In December of 1911, trains began crossing the Paulinskill Valley over massive archways built from more concrete than any other structure in the world contained. Today the Paulinskill Viaduct towers over the valley below as a monument to railroad engineering. The Viaduct was part of a massive project to more efficiently move passengers and freight…
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