One of the oldest railroad terminal's in use today, Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken, NJ, is now the starting point for New Jersey Transit. The station has been undergoing restoration. Currently, the waiting room is due for repairs. I have been going to this station since I was a small child. My first journeys were on the old Lackawanna Railroad's Phoebe Snow to Scranton, PA, and the Erie Railroad's local to Port Jervis, NY. In those days, the locomotives were a stunning grey with maroon and gold trim (pictured in our Locomotive Shop). Today, the silver engines of NJ Transit and the blue & silver locomotives of Metro North call Lackawanna Terminal home.
|Left column: the old train sheds still protect passengers from the elements.
The entrance to the old ferry slips - the ferries ran until the early 1960s
Sam founded the railroad - here's his statue
Locomotives in the yard prepareto be serviced and refeuled.
|Right Column: The entrance to the Waiting Room and the old clock are
The plaza outside the old ferry entrance is now a small park
That big brown building is the new switch tower for the yard
A GP 40 locomotive waits beside passenger cars at the platform
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