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Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

PRR Watchman’s Shanty

 
 
PRR Watchman’s Shanty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
1. PRR Watchman’s Shanty Marker
Inscription.
Built ca 1905 by Pennsylvania RR for Allenwood NJ Station Crossing
Moved 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 watchmen to protect traffic from trains. Most of these men were near retirement or partially disabled.

 
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad.
 
Location. 40° 9.537′ N, 74° 7.759′ W. Marker is in Wall Township, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from County Route 524, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NJ 07727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allentown Station (a few steps from this marker); Union Newsstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Freneau Station (within shouting distance of this marker); 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad
PRR Watchman’s Shanty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
2. PRR Watchman’s Shanty Marker
Marker can be seen here on the side of the shanty.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church (about 400 feet away); Allaire Village (about 600 feet away); Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wall Township.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Marker in Allaire State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
3. Marker in Allaire State Park
PRR Watchman’s Shanty image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
4. PRR Watchman’s Shanty
NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
5. NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad
The PRR Watchman’s Shanty is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation in Allaire State Park. In service for more than 50 years, the Pine Creek RR is the oldest continuously-operated steam preservation railroad in the US.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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