Date: 2/22/1954 Road #: PSCT 2664
Location: Harrison, NJ more... Builder/Model:  Passenger more...  

This car has been converted to the junkyard office with a heater keeping things warm on a February day.


By: John on 4/21/2014
Hard to believe that, not too many years earlier, this battered, rusted, raffish hulk was once clanging and screeching along the rails, carrying passengers to and from work, to school, to shop, and to the movies. An amputated section of one of the trolley pole bases can be seen atop the roof; in this run-down condition, it seems it is in too rough a state to even serve as an office.

For a number of years, the body of a North Jersey Rapid Transit Jewett interurban (No.16) resided at Public Service's Plank Road Shops as a yard office. It was here that her sister cars were also burned, a fate #16 sadly met herself at her later date. The North Jersey Rapid Transit, which ran between Suffern and Paterson, was abandoned on new year's eve, 1928. By this late date, the line was operated by Public Service.

After abandonment, the rails were ripped up and shipped to Russia, for use on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Newark City Subway (today's Newark Light Rail) was the last refuge in the state for the old Public Service cars, the last of which ran in early 1954.

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