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

Freneau Station

 
 
Freneau Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
1. Freneau Station Marker
Inscription.
Built 1907 for Freehold & Atlantic Highlands Rwy, later CRR of NJ

Located at mile post 1.64 of Central RR of NJ’s Freehold Branch, first station south of Matawan, at Route 79 road crossing.

Closed April 1953, donated and moved to Pine Creek RR, Marlboro NJ, June 1955, moved to Allaire December 1964

Originally named Mount Pleasant, town name changed 1890 for poet, journalist, and Revolutionary War patriot Philip Freneau.

 
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad.
 
Location. 40° 9.542′ N, 74° 7.793′ 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. The Freneau Station is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation 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. Union Newsstand (a few steps from this marker); 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); PRR Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Allentown Station (within
Freneau Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
2. Freneau Station Marker
Marker is visible on the left front of the station.
shouting distance of this marker); Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Allaire Village (about 700 feet away); Songs Of The Season (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wall Township.
 
Also see . . .  A History of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation and the Pine Creek Railroad. The New Jersey Museum of Transportation website. (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Freneau Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
3. Freneau Station Marker
Freneau Station at the NJ Museum of Transportation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
4. Freneau Station at the NJ Museum of Transportation
The Freneau Station can be seen here on the right.
New Jersey Museum of Transportation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
5. New Jersey Museum of Transportation
The Freneau Station 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 415 times since then and 8 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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