Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
PRR Watchman’s Shanty
Moved 1930 to Broad St, Manasquan NJ
Abandoned 1964, rescued and served as garden shed at private residence, donated and moved to NJMT November 1991
Crossings were guarded by watchmen to protect traffic from trains. Most of these men were near retirement or partially disabled.
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad.
Location. 40° 9.537′ N, 74° 7.759′ 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. Marker is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NJ 07727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Allentown Station (a few steps from this marker); Union Newsstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Freneau Station (within shouting distance of this marker); 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty Stone Blocks from the Camden and Amboy Railroad (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church (about 400 feet away); Allaire Village (about 600 feet away); Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wall Township.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.