Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Whippany in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth

Circa 1909 (Replica)

 
 
Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 27, 2015
1. Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth Marker
Inscription. Telephones, either in “Telephone Booth” structures or in simpler Telephone Boxes, were placed wherever there was a need for a locomotive engineer or conductor to talk to the dispatcher or block controller. Trains were required to stop at certain lineside signals unless permitted to continue without stopping, by a written Train Order. Without the authority of a Train Order to the contrary, crews were to call ahead for clearance to proceed. This replica of a Pennsylvania Railroad Telephone Booth is based on a P.R.R. 1909 Standard Plan. It was built by Museum Trustee Earle H. Gil, Sr.
 
Location. 40° 49.368′ N, 74° 24.726′ W. Marker is in Whippany, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker is on Railroad Plaza. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Whippany Railway Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany NJ 07981, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pennsylvania Railroad “Watch Box” (here, next to this marker); I Am Steam Locomotive No. 385 (a few steps from this marker); Earle Richard Henriquez-Gil, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); 56-Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R.
Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 27, 2015
2. Pennsylvania Railroad Standard Telephone Booth Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Iron Works (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hanover Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melville Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Settlement of Whippanong (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Whippany.
 
Categories. CommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars
 
Whippany Railway Museum building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 27, 2015
3. Whippany Railway Museum building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement