2011 Archive

2011 News

Posted December 31, 2011 By Webmaster
  • A nomination for the C RR of NJ Jersey City Terminal Train Shed was submitted to Preservation New Jersey’s “Ten Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ for 2012” and was selected / added to their list.
    LHRy assisted the Jersey City Division of Planning in obtaining a $200,000 grant through North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority for a Liberty State Park Transportation Circulator Cost-Benefit Analysis which was supported by NJ DEP Parks. Subsequently, Sam Schwartz Engineering was chosen as the consultant.
  • LHRy assisted the Jersey City Division of Planning in obtaining a $200,000 grant through North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority for a Liberty State Park Transportation Circulator Cost-Benefit Analysis which was supported by NJ DEP Parks.  Subsequently, Sam Schwartz Engineering was chosen as the consultant.
  • NJ DEP – Parks gave LHRy permission to proceed with the funding of a $21,000 contract with Curtis & Ginsberg Architects, to update their 2000 Restoration Study of the C RR of NJ Jersey City Terminal Train Shed. That study has been completed and is posted on our website.
  • LHRy had an information table with exhibits and free literature to educate and update the public at the annual City of Water Day Festival at the CRR of NJ Jersey City Terminal. The event was hosted by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (LHRy is a member).
  • An agreement was signed between United Railroad Historical Society, Star Trak, Inc., and Bill McKelvey to construct a shop and storage building at the URHS Boonton Yard, funded through LHRy in exchange for work to be done by Star Trak on equipment owned by or to be donated to LHRy.
  • A 45 ton General Electric, diesel-electric locomotive, to be donated to LHRy, was acquired.
  • Donations in excess of $100,000 have been received by LHRy from individuals and from sales at various meetings and shows.
  • LHRy has rehabilitated and repainted a mail and baggage cart at the Central RR of NJ Jersey City Terminal. It is currently on display inside the main waiting room of the Terminal.
  • Caps with Liberty Historic Railway of New Jersey logo resembling the Central Railroad of New Jersey Statue of Liberty logo are for sale @ $20 each.
  • Promotional rack cards, literature, post cards of the Terminal & book marks are being disseminated by LHRy at various meetings and shows.
  • LHRy was given ownership rights to the Lisbon trolley by the Friends of the New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center. It had been built by the John Stephenson Co. in1906 at Elizabeth for export; served in Lisbon until retirement in 1996; and was purchased and returned to the US in 1997. The car has subsequently been covered with tarps to protect it from weather deterioration.