Maywood Station Museum

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Maywood
Maywood Station April 2014.jpg
Maywood Station in April 2014, showing the museum, along with Locomotive No. 206 and the caboose stored there.
Location 269 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey
Owned by New Jersey Midland Railway (1872–1896)
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad (1896–1966)
Maywood Station Historic Committee (2002–present)
Line(s) New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Main Line (until 1966)
Platforms 1 side platforms
Tracks 2 New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway
Construction
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code 1093[1]
History
Opened 1872
Closed 1966
Rebuilt 2002 (restoration)
Electrified Not electrified
Services
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad
toward Stroudsburg
Maywood Railroad Station
Maywood Station Museum is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Maywood Station Museum
Location Maywood, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°53′46″N 74°3′58″W / 40.89611°N 74.06611°W / 40.89611; -74.06611Coordinates: 40°53′46″N 74°3′58″W / 40.89611°N 74.06611°W / 40.89611; -74.06611
Built 1872
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP Reference # 03000487[2]
NJRHP # 4016[3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 29, 2003
Designated NJRHP February 18, 2003

The Maywood Station Museum is located in the 1872-built New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway station in Maywood, New Jersey, United States.[4] The station underwent an extensive restoration by the volunteer, 501(C)3 non-profit Maywood Station Historical Committee beginning in July 2002 and officially opened as a museum in September 2004. Maywood Station is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historical Places, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 (as Building #03000487).[5] In addition, the Maywood Station Museum is listed as a Historical Archive by the State of New Jersey.

The museum is open to the public periodically throughout the year. It also open by appointment for class trips, boys and girls scout trips, senior citizen trips and for other organizations and clubs as well as can be contracted for movie and television filming, commercial props, photo shoots, etc.

The museum is operated and staffed by the volunteer membership of the Maywood Station Historical Committee. The main focus of the museum is concentrated on the history of Maywood Station and the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad and the roles they played in the development of the Borough of Maywood and the surrounding area. The museum collection contains hundreds of photographs, displays, documents, maps and artifacts covering the histories of Maywood Station, the NYS&W and local railroads, the Borough of Maywood, and the local region, which are changed periodically and designed to entertain and educate visitors of all ages as well as offer a virtual timeline to these subjects. Maywood Station Museum is also the official site of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society's archive, which contains thousands of drawings, maps, track diagrams, photos, timetables, documents and records covering the history of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad.

For those interested in historical buildings, meticulous care has been taken by the Maywood Station Historical Committee to show the museum in a historical context. The museum features the original woodwork painted and stained in its original colors and original Maywood Station furnishings have been restored and displayed such as the potbelly stove, station agent's desk, chairs, telegraph keys and freight scale. Victorian-period original light fixtures and sconces adorn the ceilings and walls. Additional items have been painstakingly reproduced to the exact original specifications of over one-hundred years ago including the station benches and bay window area.

The Maywood Station Museum collection includes a former Penn Central/Conrail N-12 class caboose, which was restored by Maywood Station Historical Committee members. Visitors to the Maywood Station Museum are invited to come aboard Caboose 24542 and view additional displays and an operating model train layout. The Maywood Station Museum collection also includes original New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad ALCO Type S-2 Locomotive #206, which has also been restored by Maywood Station Historical Committee members. On September 10, 2009, NYS&W S-2 #206 was placed on the State of New Jersey Register of Historical Places. The locomotive was placed onto the National Register of Historical Places on March 19, 2010.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Bergen County" (PDF). NJ DEP - Historic Preservation Office. July 7, 2009. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Maywood Railroad Station" (PDF). National Park Service. April 6, 2003. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ NEW JERSEY - Bergen County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed March 11, 2008.

Further reading[edit]

Kaminski, Edward S. (2010). Maywood - The Borough, The Railroad, and The Station. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-7234-5. Kaminski, Edward S. (2010). New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad in New Jersey. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-7367-0.

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