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Andover Borough in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lackawanna Cutoff

 
 
The Lackawanna Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom
1. The Lackawanna Cutoff Marker
Inscription.  The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad started construction on an eleven million dollar connection between Port Morris and Columbia, NJ in 1910. Completed within less than two years, it was an engineering marvel of its time, given that it was built without earth-moving machinery, and its use of reinforced concrete.

During the Cut-Off's construction, the railroad purchased the original Huntsville Schoolhouse and built a new structure, rather than change the alignment of the rail line. As construction progressed, the old schoolhouse was buried under tons of rock, to the sound of cheering school children who watched from a distant hillside.
 
Erected 2003 by Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Sussex County Historical Marker Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsNatural FeaturesNatural ResourcesRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
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40° 58.76′ N, 74° 44.771′ W. Marker is in Andover Borough, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is on Tranquility Road (County Route 517). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andover NJ 07821, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andover Furnace (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Iron Master’s Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Iron Works at Andover (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Woolverton's Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site Of Toll Gate (approx. 2 miles away); Cat Swamp Hijacking and Murder (approx. 2.7 miles away); Greendell Station (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sussex Branch Trail (approx. 4 miles away).
 
The Lackawanna Cutoff tunnel near marker in Andover Borough image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. The Lackawanna Cutoff tunnel near marker in Andover Borough
The Lackawanna Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2013
3. The Lackawanna Cutoff Marker
Another tunnel of the Lackawanna Cutoff located in Green Township image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
4. Another tunnel of the Lackawanna Cutoff located in Green Township
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,080 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 8, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on January 11, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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