Summit in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rahway Valley Railroad
The Summit Station
The Summit Park Line follows the path the Rahway Valley Railroad. About 500-feet to the northwest, at the opposite end of the apartment complex's parking lot, stood the Rahway Valley's Summit Station. Passenger service between Roselle Park and Summit commented on August 6, 1906. Fourteen roundtrips were offered daily. Joe Shallcross of Kenilworth was the station agent at Summit for many years. Passenger service ended in June 1919. The station, and adjacent freight house, continued as a freight office until 1948. Both were demolished in the mid-1970's. A concrete retaining wall is all that remains.
Erected by Tri-State Railway Historical Society, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 40° 42.811′ N, 74° 21.091′ W. Marker is in Summit, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broad Street (County Route 512) and Denman Place, on the right when traveling east. Located at the end of the Summit Park Line rail-trail built Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Overlook Road, Summit NJ 07901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence Spearing Randolph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Summit Opera House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marjorie Cranstoun Jefferson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Summit Playhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Briant Pond Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Signal Beacon and the “Old Sow” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bonnel Town - Chatham (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summit.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A Baldwin Locomotive at the Steamtown National Historic Site. It ran on the Rahway Valley Railroad from 1937 to 1953.
Also see . . . Tri State Railway Historical Society. (Submitted on May 8, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2022, by Seva Zaslavsky of Maplewood, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.