Liberty State Park: The Abandoned Tracks

If you’ve ever taken a stroll through Liberty State Park, you might have noticed an old train terminal with a series of abandoned tracks stopping at old gates parallel to ticket booths. This old train stop was the “Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal” that used to operate until 1964 and was one of five: the others being Weehawken, Hoboken, Pavonia, and Exchange Place.

The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal served as a major arterial station to Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City, and other stops in Pennsylvania. Trains to Philadelphia continued to 1967. Just a few years later, Amtrak, a quasi-public corporation, began servicing similar stops out of Newark Penn Station.

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