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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders marker series.
 
Location. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andover Furnace
The Lackawanna Cutoff tunnel near marker in Andover Borough image. Click for full size.
By Cheryl (Rome) Thom, May 28, 2010
2. The Lackawanna Cutoff tunnel near marker in Andover Borough
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Iron Masterís 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); Cat Swamp Hijacking and Murder (approx. 2.7 miles away); U.S.S. Bunker Hill Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); Amity School (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Morris Canal Inclined Planes (approx. 4Ĺ miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNatural FeaturesNatural ResourcesRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Lackawanna Cutoff Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
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. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by Cheryl (Rome) Thom of Newton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,668 times since then and 67 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 North Arlington, 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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