Towaco station

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Towaco
Towaco Station September 2013.JPG
The Towaco station platform in September 2013, facing eastbound along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The shelter for buses can be seen to the right.
Coordinates 40°55′23″N 74°20′36″W / 40.9230°N 74.3434°W / 40.9230; -74.3434Coordinates: 40°55′23″N 74°20′36″W / 40.9230°N 74.3434°W / 40.9230; -74.3434
Owned by New Jersey Transit
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections NJT Bus NJT Bus: 871
Commuter Bus Lakeland: 46
(limited Lakeland service)
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 11[1]
History
Rebuilt 1910–1911[2]
Previous names Whitehall (–1905)[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 100 (average weekday)[3]
Services
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
toward Hackettstown
Montclair-Boonton Line
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
toward Denville
Boonton Branch
toward Hoboken

Towaco is a New Jersey Transit station in the Towaco section of Montville, New Jersey along the Montclair-Boonton Line. The station was renovated in the late 1990s. The railroad line is currently just one main track, but operated as many as four tracks in the 1920s for transport of eastbound coal and goods. The railway bridges over US 202 in the Towaco area initially carried the four tracks. The general incline of the track in this area is an eastward downhill grade.

The station was built by the DL&W in 1910-11 as a concrete facility, replacing the old "Whitehall" stop, which was renamed Towaco in 1905.[4]

In this area, the Morris Canal paralleled the railroad from Boonton to Towaco to Lincoln Park until its abandonment in 1925. Considerable evidence of the Canal is visible along US 202. These include the towpath and canal bed. An inclined plane for canal boats was used along US 202 farther south, between Lake Valhalla Road and the Montville Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montclair-Boonton Line Timetables" (PDF). Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. November 7, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Taber, Thomas Townsend; Taber, Thomas Townsend III (1981). The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Twentieth Century. 2. Muncy, PA: Privately printed. p. 766. ISBN 0-9603398-3-3. 
  3. ^ "QUARTERLY RIDERSHIP TRENDS ANALYSIS". New Jersey Transit. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). 1:Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. pp. 52–53, 80. ISBN 1-58248-214-4. 

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