Hackensack and New York Railroad

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Hackensack and New York Railroad
Locale Bergen County, New Jersey
Dates of operation 1858–1870's
Successor New Jersey and New York Railroad
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Hackensack, New Jersey[1]
Hackensack and New York Railroad
H&NY Extension Railroad
Hillsdale Manor
Hillsdale (1870)
New Milford
River Edge (burned 1901, rebuilt 1902)
North Hackensack (1870, demolished 1978)
Fairmount Avenue (1870)
Anderson Street (1869, burned 2009)
Passaic Street
Central Avenue (1870, closed 1953)
NYS&W mainline
Essex Street (1861, 1893, burned 1970)
Williams Avenue (station house demolished 1967)
Hasbrouck Heights (closed 1967)[2]
Woodridge (station house demolished 1967)[2]
Carlstadt (closed 1967)[2]
New York & Erie (to Jersey City)

Hackensack and New York Railroad was a New Jersey railroad company which was chartered in 1856. The railway ran from Rutherford, New Jersey to Hackensack, New Jersey and service started in 1858. Construction along a northward extension of the line known as the Hackensack and New York Extension Railroad under the leadership of David P. Patterson started in 1866. Service to Hillsdale opened on March 4, 1870.[3] The company is said to have gone into receivership by 1878[4] and reorganized as the New Jersey and New York Railroad, extended into Rockland County, New York and leased by the Erie Railroad in 1896.[2] The track right of way is now New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line.[5]


  1. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2006). Erie Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. p. 95. ISBN 1-58248-183-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jones, Wilson E. (1996). The Pascack Valley Line - A History of the New Jersey and New York Railroad. East Hanover, New Jersey: Railroadians of America. ISBN 0-941652-14-9. 
  3. ^ Mrnarevic, Karen F. (10 December 2009). "Hillsdale's history 'tied' to the railroad". Pascack Valley Community Life. NorthJersey.com. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ Friends of the Township of Washington Public Library; Howard I. Durie (1999). The Story of the Township of Washington. Township of Washington, Bergen County, NJ: Township of Washington, Bergen County, NJ. p. 84. 
  5. ^ The Pascack Valley Line, Accessed May 31, 2012.