Newark Broad Street

Five photos of an Architectural Gem on the old Lackawanna.

On January 15, 2015, Jack May and I visited this grand old railroad station on our exploration of NJ Transit lines in the area.

The station building was designed by DL&W’s Frank J. Niles and completed in 1903.

Newark Broad Street Station on January 15, 2015. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
Newark Broad Street Station on January 15, 2015. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
Newark Broad Street Station on January 15, 2015. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
The Italianate style clock tower is a classic element of Newark’s Broad Street Station on January 15, 2015. Exposed with a Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.

Although the days when long distance trains paused here on their way to and from Buffalo have long since past, the triple track former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western mainline was alive with suburban traffic.

On going maintenance on track 1 improved our photographs of inbound trains, but confused passengers as to which platform to stand on.

An informative plaque at Broad Street makes for its own caption.
An informative plaque at Broad Street makes for its own caption.
An NJT ALP46 shoves at the back of an inbound train: next stop, Hoboken. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
An NJT ALP46 shoves at the back of an inbound train: next stop, Hoboken. Canon EOS 7D with 20mm lens.
An outbound NJ Transit commuter train approaches Broad Street. On the left you can see the Empire State Building. Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.
An outbound NJ Transit commuter train approaches Broad Street. On the left you can see the Empire State Building. Canon EOS 7D with 100mm lens.

I’ve just completed text for a book on railroad stations to be published by Voyageur Press. This among the many stations that I may choose to illustrate.

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One thought on “Newark Broad Street”

  1. I remember this station from my teenage years . My older sister Grace attended East Stroudsburg State Teachers College in the early 60’s . During snow storms and inclement weather, my mom would have my sister take the train from
    East Stroudsburg to Newark to avoid driving . I always remember 3 F’s or E’s on the front end plus a wonderful string of matched D.L.& W. passenger cars trailing in a long train .
    Ah, what I would give to see that sight again . Sadly , the trains are gone and the college is now a university At least
    the stations in PA and NJ have been saved .

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