Wortendyke station in May 2014.
|Location||211 Greenwood Avenue|
Midland Park, New Jersey 07432
|Owned by||New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad|
|Line(s)||New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Station code||1131 (Erie Railroad)|
|Closed||June 30, 1966|
Wortendyke is a former railroad station in Midland Park, New Jersey along the New York, Susquehanna and Western (NYSW) main line which serves rail freight. Passengers service was discontinued in 1966. The station house and adjacent rail cars are used for local businesses.
Cornelius Wortendyke, a member of the prominent Wortendyke family in the region, developed the right of way as the New Jersey Western Railroad. Manufacturers clustered along Goffle Brook promoted construction the station to remain competitive which in turn led to further development of mills in the vicinity. The former NYS&W yards and shops were located at Wortendyke until the facilities burned down and new ones were built at North Hawthorne.
The Wortendyke station house has become a pottery studio and gallery. An adjacent Pullman car is used as restaurant and catering hall and caboose is as a hot dog stand. The station is a stop on the annual Toys for Tots charity drive.
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