You know how I’m always talking about the Morris and Essex trains? This is the Morristown station, which is basically the entire reason my rail line exists at all.
The Morris and Essex Railroad (now a current line in the NJTransit system) was chartered in 1835 to connect Morristown to Newark (and from Newark, to New York City); the connection between the cities was officially established by 1838 (Treese 2006, 112).
The wooden shelter was succeeded by a red brick building with a slate roof. I’m not sure when exactly it was built, or anything else about it, really.
For schedules, parking information, and more, check the New Jersey Transit website.
National Register of Historic Places. (n.d.). “Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station (added 1980 – – #80002514) Also known as Morristown Railroad Station.” New Jersey: Morris County. http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NJ/Morris/state.html.
New Jersey Hills Newspaper: Morris NewsBee. (January 20, 2012). “Morristown train station renovation almost complete.” newjerseyhills.com.
Wikipedia. (August 2012, last ed.). “Morristown (NJT station).” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morristown_(NJT_station).
Treese, L. (2006). Railroads of New Jersey: Fragments of the Past in the Garden State Landscape. Stackpole Books: Mechanicsburg, PA. ISBN 0811732606.
Williams, J.M. (1996). Images of America: Morristown. Arcadia Publishing: Dover, NH. ISBN 0752402072.