Branchville in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Among the facilities located on this site, were the Branchville Station, Engine House, Livestock Chute, Water Tower, and a 57-foot diameter turntable. This turntable was used to turn locomotives, by hand, for their return trip to points east. This plaque is attached to the stone that formed part of the foundation of that turntable.
The Sussex Railroad became part of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and, in turn, part of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad in 1960. Several years later, due to the decline of eastern railroading, the Erie-Lackawanna abandoned the line from Branchville to Andover, New Jersey.
The last passenger train left this site on July 10, 1966.
The station, moved to an adjacent site for restoration, was destroyed by a winter storm in 1994.
We, the citizens of Branchville, New Jersey, dedicate this monument on September 26, 1998, in the 100th year of our incorporation.
Erected 1998 by Borough of Branchville.
Location. Touch for map. The Sussex Railroad Marker is located in front of the Branchville Firehouse. Marker is in this post office area: Branchville NJ 07826, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Branchville, NJ (approx. ¼ mile away); Augusta Hill Baptists (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sussex County Public Safety Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Twin Bridges (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stokes State Forest (approx. 3.7 miles away); Northwest New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Lafayette Foundry (approx. 4½ miles away); Unknown Soldier of the Revolution (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Branchville.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of a locomotive and a car, with the caption “Sussex Railroad Number 6, “Old Sussex”
Also see . . . Newton and the Iron Horse. A History of the Sussex Railroad. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.