Erie Railroad Orange Branch
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Posted on LHRy website on 21 March 2018
All-Steel Cars for Erie Railroad (The Stillwell Passenger Cars), Electric Railway Journal, Vol. XLV, No. 24, June 12, 1915
An Act to incorporate the Bloomfield and Orange Horse Car Railway Company, in Acts of the Ninety-Second Legislature of the State of New Jersey, 1868
Best, Gerald M., G.W. Armstrong, & W.D. Edson, All Time Erie Locomotive Roster, in Railroad History No. 131, Autumn 1974
Bit by the Rail Bug (Jim Kostibos), in Erie Railroad Magazine, May, 1953.
Carlton, Paul, The Erie Railroad Story, D. Carlton Railbooks, 1988
Christ, Edward J., Erie Memories, Quadrant Press, 1993
Coates, Wes, 50th Anniversary, 1931 - 1981, Suburban Electrification, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R., Jersey Central Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1981
Cunningham, John T., Made in New Jersey: The Industrial Story of a State, Rutgers University Press 1954
Edison’s New Electrical Railway, Scientific American, 5 June, 1880
Erie, in Diesels Since 1926, Now Has 486 Units, 40 Kinds, Erie Railroad Magazine, November 1957
Erie Greenwood Lake Division, Orange Branch, Caldwell Branch, Public timetables ca. 1900
Erie Railroad Company, Eastern District, New York Division, New Jersey & New York Railroad, Northern Railroad of New Jersey, New York & Greenwood Lake Railway, and Branches, Employee Timetables for various years
Erie Railroad Company, Local Passenger Tariff No. 5-D, Fares Between Stations on the New York & Greenwood Lake Ry. Division (and branches) 1953
Erie Railroad - Feature in Modern Railroads, Vol. 6, No. 5, May, 1951
Erie Railroad Feature, Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Railroad History No. 131, Autumn 1974
Erie Railroad Suburban Time Tables, New York and Greenwood Lake Railway, Orange Branch, Caldwell Branch, Public timetables for various years
Erie Service Part of Chevrolet Assembly Line, in Erie Railroad Magazine, March 1955
Erie’s Commuter Train Show: 21,000 Commuters ride daily over the Erie tracks. Rush hour parade of trains requires precision timing. A four-page Erie Railroad promotional piece - no date.
Erie’s Emblem and More About the Famous Erie Diamond, in Railroadians of America Train Sheet, Spring 1995 (reprinted from Erie Railroad Magazine, January 1946)
Erie Steam Locomotives: Roster of 1919, Railroad Magazine, Vol. 78, No. 3, January 1966
Francis, Edward T., Edison Storage Battery Cars, in Destinations No. 13, Newsletter of the North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society, Vol. 7, No. 1, May, 1992
Francis, Edward T., The Orange Crosstown Line: A History of the Orange and Passaic Valley Railway Lines (&) Public Service Railway, featured in The Marker, No. 28, March, 1957, Published by North Jersey Chapter of National Railway Historical Society
Grant, H. Roger, Erie Lackawanna: Death of an American Railroad 1938 -1992, Stamford University, 1994
Grasso, Thomas, Diamondbugs: The Story of Rail Motor Cars on the Erie Railroad, Railroad Avenue Enterprises, 1999
Green, Norvin H., The NY & GL Ry Co. in Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin No. 52, May, 1940
Hamm, Edward, Jr., The Public Service Trolley Lines in New Jersey, Transportation Trails, 1991
Hill, George J., M.D., Edison’s Environment: Invention and Pollution in the Career of Thomas Edison, New Jersey Heritage Press, Morristown, NJ, May 2007
Hungerford, Edward, Men of Erie, Random House, New York, 1946
Inventors and Discoverers: Changing Our World, National Geographic Society, 1988
Kostibos, Jim, Trackside along the Erie Railroad and its connections with Jim Kostibos, Morning Sun Books, 2009
Lucas, Walter A. Erie Engines, Railroad Magazine - - - ca. 1951
Malinoski, Robert R., Erie Steam Power, Railroad Magazine, June, 1967
Mankoff, A. W., and Wrege, PhD, C. D., Trolley Treasures: The Wartime Years in New Jersey, Volume I, Railhead Publications, 1986
Mankoff, A. W., and Wrege, PhD, C. D., Trolley Treasures: The Wartime Years in New Jersey, Volume II, Railhead Publications, 1988
Mankoff, A. W., and Wrege, PhD, C. D., Trolley Treasures: The Wartime Years in New Jersey, Volume III, .......................????.......................Railhead Publications, 1988
McConkey, Thomas J., Abrupt Cessation of Sunday Passenger Service on the Orange Branch of the Erie Railroad, May 29th, 1927, 1995 (unpublished)
McConkey, Thomas J., A&P to the Rescue of the Orange Branch, in NJ Transport Heritage, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1996
McConkey, Thomas, J., Far End of the New York & Greenwood Lake Railway, in The Midlander, Vol.1, No. 2, Winter, 1995
McConkey, Thomas J., “OF” Tower, Bloomfield, (unpublished manuscript)
McConkey, Thomas J., A Watch on the Erie (unpublished manuscript)
McConkey, Thomas J., The West Orange Connection, 1995 (unpublished)
Meehan, Thomas G., In Lackawanna’s Shadow: Erie’s Orange Branch, in The Diamond, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1996
Meehan, Thomas G., The Short Life and Hard Times of the Montclair Road, The Diamond, Part I, Vol. 10, No. 1; Part II, Vol. 10, No. 2.
Millard, Andre, Edison and the Business of Innovation, John Hopkins University Press, 1910
Minor, George H., Compiler, The Watchung Railway Company, in The Erie System... Organization and Corporate History..., revised, 1936
Mrozek, Willie - as told to Mary A. D. Meyer, A way freight spends a busy day Right Near Home, Erie Railroad Magazine, November 1948
New York and Greenwood Lake and Watchung Railways, Public Timetable of Passenger Trains, August 1891
Next Station Will Be... An Album of Photographs of Railroad Depots in 1910 Volume III: Erie Greenwood Lake Division, Orange Branch, Caldwell Branch, A Railroadian Book - 1975 (Railroadians of America)
Nine Injured on Trolley Hit by Runaway Train: Coupling Snaps on Erie R.R. Freight, Newark Evening News, 28 October 1947
Official Guide of the Railways... Published monthly by National Railway Publication Co.
Orange Branch Special, from The Morse Telegraph Club, Dots & Dashes, Oct-Nov-Dec, 1987
Pennisi, Bob, Erie Railroad.......... New Jersey Memories, Featuring the photos of John H. Riley, Dick Young, and W.R. Wright, Railroad Avenue Enterprises 2008
Prescott, Clara Ropes, A History of Transportation in the Oranges, 1784 to 1913 (unpublished - original in the Orange Free Library))
Ramus, Jack, Rambling Through New Jersey... Motorcar Style, in Railpace Newsmagazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, October, 1983
Rasor, Roger A. and Wilson E. Jones, The Mystery of the Erie Diamond, in Erie Railfan, Vol. 5, No. 1
Riley, John Harrington, The Newark City Subway Lines: A History of the trolley subway (-surface) lines of the City of Newark that were operated by the Public Service Company of New Jersey, 1987
Rockefeller, George H., Agent, Weehawken Docks, Bloomfield Ships Its Millionth Chevrolet, Erie Railroad Magazine, August, 1938
Sell, Howard P., 8mm color movies of an excursion over the remaining Public Service City Subway, subway-surface lines ca. 1950 which show several views of the Erie Orange Branch - BLOOMFIELD trolley crossing at “OF” tower are in the National Railway Historical Society archives.
Sennstrom, Bernard H., Erie’s Rail Motor Cars: More than fifty-four years of service on the main line and branch lines, in The Diamond, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1985
Sennstrom, Bernard H., Erie’s Rail Motor Cars Part II, The final years, in The Diamond, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1986
Sennstrom, Bernard H., Erie’s Rail Motor Cars Part III, in The Diamond, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1987
Schneider, Stewart P., The Erie Railroad’s Orange Branch, in Railroadians of America Train Sheet, Winter 1995
Sheppard, William H., Schematic Track Diagrams of the Erie Lackawanna Railway, New York & Scranton Divisions, October, 1974
Stratton, Fred, The Erie Railroad’s Greenwood Lake Line, Gone... But Not Forgotten, in The Diamond, Vol. 9, No. 1.
Stevens, John R., Editor, Pioneers of Electric Railroading: Their Story in Words and Pictures, Electric Railroaders Association, Inc., 1991
Taber, Thomas Townsend, The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Nineteenth Century, 1828 - 1899 (1977)
Taber, Thomas Townsend, The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century, 1899 - 1960 Part One (1980)
Taber, Thomas Townsend, The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century, 1899 - 1960 Part Two (1981)
Three-Car Storage Battery Train: A Description of the First Storage Battery Train Ever Operated, and of General Progress in Storage Battery Traction, Traction Heritage Vol. 7, No. 12, Whole No. 39, Selections from Electric Railway Journal, 1912.
Westing, Frederick and Alvin F. Staufer, Erie Power: Steam and Diesel Locomotives of the Erie Railroad from 1840 to 1970, (1970)