Newark City Subway.

Among the least photographed urban railways in the New York City metro area is the old Newark City Subway.

On January 15, 2015, I met Jack May at Newark Penn Station and we began our tour of area railways.

A 1930s era mural depicts the old canal. Jack May explained to me that part of the City Subway was built in the old canal bed. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D.
A 1930s era mural depicts the old canal. Jack May explained to me that part of the City Subway was built in the old canal bed. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D.

The last time I rode the Newark City Subway it still featured PCC cars. Since then it has been extended and is now part of NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail.

Images of the subway from my Kodachrome days really weren’t so good. However, with my Canon EOS 7D I was able to make remarkably pleasing photos.

The cars are lettered for the Newark Light Rail.
The cars are lettered for the Newark Light Rail.
An inbound light rail car arrives at the Newark Penn Station terminus. Twin turn back loops are in operation here. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
An inbound light rail car arrives at the Newark Penn Station terminus. Twin turn back loops are in operation here. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
Newark City Subway at Penn Station. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
Newark City Subway at Penn Station. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
An inbound car departs from Broad Street. The old DL&W station on the right has been restored. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
An inbound car departs from Broad Street. The old DL&W station on the right has been restored. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
The platforms on the DL&W station offered this view of the new light rail. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.
The platforms on the DL&W station offered this view of the new light rail. An outbound light rail car crosses Lackawanna Avenue. Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.

We rode from Newark Penn Station (not to be confused for New York Penn Station) on the new Broad Street Extension to the finely restored old Lackawanna Station. Here we began the next leg of our tour.

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