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Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Railroad Embankment

 
 
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By Raymond Siwek, September 19, 2020
1. Railroad Embankment Marker
Inscription.  Constructed between 1899-1912. This mound was to carry the tracks of the Speedwell Lake Extension of the Rockaway Valley Railroad. This extension, to link the former Watnong Station with the main rail lines in Morristown, was never completed. Popularly known as the "Rock-A-Bye Baby Railroad", the main line carried fruit, mail and people from rural west New Jersey to Morris County. Local crop failures, financial problems, and station fires forced the railroad to close. The final freight run was made in 1913.
 
Erected by Morris County Heritage Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 48.8′ N, 74° 29.605′ W. Marker is in Morristown, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Lake Road south of Bromleigh Way, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown NJ 07960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horse Head Coppers (approx. half a mile away); Vail Homestead Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cutler Homestead
Railroad Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, September 19, 2020
2. Railroad Embankment Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Vail House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Factory (approx. 0.7 miles away); Homestead Carriage House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Worker Housing (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1849 Carriage House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
More about this marker. The market is on the Patriot's Path (hiking path), between Lake Valley Rd and Lake Rd. It's closest to Lake Rd. The marker has just been cleaned and re-painted after being vandalized.
 
Also see . . .  Rockaway Valley Railroad (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Railroad Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, September 19, 2020
3. Railroad Embankment Marker
Railroad Embankment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Raymond Siwek, September 19, 2020
4. Railroad Embankment Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Raymond Siwek of Morristown, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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