The Jersey Central was an anthracite coal hauling railroad which extended from Jersey City to Scranton Pennsylvania. Known for its “Lady Liberty” herald and unique paint schemes, the Jersey Central was a favorite among railfans.
In volume 1 of Along the Jersey Central, we’ll look at steam and first generation diesel operations from Jersey to Jim Thorpe, between the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. We begin with a steam farewell fan trip in Jersey and then proceed west to Phillipsburg, NJ and into Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania, passenger and freight operations at Bethlehem Station, Bethlehem Engine Terminal, Allentown Yard, the Allentown Terminal Railroad and more are featured.