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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1991.
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 3-Sided Watchman’s Shanty (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 724 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.