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Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allentown Station

 
 
Allentown Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
1. Allentown Station Marker
Inscription.
Built 1943 by Pennsylvania RR

Closed and abandoned 1964 at close of passenger service
on PRR line.

Donated to NJMT and
moved to Allaire 1975

Allenwood NJ is 3 miles east of Allaire, on PRR’s Freehold & Jamesburg Agricultural RR, that ran from Sea Girt, through Allaire, to Jamesburg and Monmouth Jct.

Due to wartime shortages, much of this building was constructed of recycled lumber.

 
Erected by NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad.
 
Location. 40° 9.529′ N, 74° 7.76′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation, Pine Creek Railroad in Allaire State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NJ 07727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. PRR Watchman’s Shanty (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 (within shouting distance
Allentown Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
2. Allentown Station Marker
The marker can be seen here on the front of the station.
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.
 
Also see . . .  A History of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation and the Pine Creek Railroad. The New Jersey Museum of Transportation website. (Submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Allentown Station in Allaire State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
3. Allentown Station in Allaire State Park
New Jersey Museum of Transportation image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 2, 2012
4. New Jersey Museum of Transportation
The Allentown Station is located in the NJ Museum of Transportation in Allaire State Park. In service for more than 50 years, the Pine Creek RR is the oldest continuously-operated steam preservation railroad in the US.
 
 
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 374 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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