Scranton station (Central Railroad of New Jersey)

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Scranton
Central Railroad of New Jersey Station
Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station, Scranton, PA.jpg
Vacant station building in 2007
Location 602 West Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access No
Electrified No
Services
No services
  Former services  
Preceding station   Central Railroad of New Jersey   Following station
Terminus
toward Jersey City
Central Railroad of New Jersey
Freight Station
Coordinates 41°24′42″N 75°40′16″W / 41.41167°N 75.67111°W / 41.41167; -75.67111Coordinates: 41°24′42″N 75°40′16″W / 41.41167°N 75.67111°W / 41.41167; -75.67111
Built 1891
Architect Wilson Bros.
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 79002250[1]
Added to NRHP 1979

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station in Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States was the western terminus of the Central Railroad of New Jersey line, 192 miles (309 km) from its base of operations in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is located on West Lackawanna Avenue over the Lackawanna River from downtown Scranton, near Steamtown National Historic Site.

Built in 1891 in a Romanesque Revival style, it was at first an unusual instance of a freight terminal being more visually striking than its corresponding passenger terminal. When the railroad shut down its Pennsylvania operations in 1972 during bankruptcy proceedings, the terminal was closed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, which took them over, and has remained unused since that time.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes John T. Cognetti (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight Station" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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