Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty
Moved to NJMT 1965
Served as NJMT’s first Souvenir Shop
1966 to 1971
Before electronic lights and gates, watchmen manned railroad crossings to protect cars and pedestrian traffic from trains. Most of these men were near retirement or partially disabled.
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad.
Location. 40° 9.542′ N, 74° 7.811′ 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. Freneau Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Newsstand (within shouting distance of this marker); PRR Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); Allentown Station Church (about 600 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 4, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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