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Follow the Link to Obtain A Brief History of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey’s

Lehigh and Susquehanna Division

With Particular Attention to the Company’s Activities

in the Vicinity of Solomon Gap, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania




The Central of New Jersey, ALCO RSD-5 #1607 west-bound at Solomon’s Gap with a consists of empty hoppers for the Glen Alden Ashley on track # 2 of the Lehigh & Susquehanna Division

CNJ #922 at Penobscot Yard, with Thomas Lenahan engineer and crew, #922 a 2-8-2  built by Baldwin  4-1922 and sold to Luria Bros. c/o Bethlehem Steel Co. in 9-1955.

The Central of New Jersey, EMD GP-9 # 1531 at the Glen Summit Water Co. on track 2 of the Lehigh & Susquehanna Division with the local to the Crestwood Industrial Park.

The Central of New Jersey, EMD SD-35 #2506 sets on track #1 for an Eastbound freight and pusher to clear CP-Solomon’s Gap on track #2.

The Central of New Jersey, Pusher EMD SD-35 #2506, 2508 on the Lehigh & Susquehanna Division “Back Track” a 13 miles stretch opened in 1866
The Central RR of New Jersey, EMD SD-35 # 2506 on the head end of a East bound Freight through Laurel Run


CP-Crestwood, at Rita Crossing in the 1960’s with O. Wester & Sons (Lumber Co.) siding on the right


Central Railroad of New Jersey, “Back Track” at Solomon’s Gap, with a east-bound freight, the concert foundation in the foreground are from the Ashley Planes and on the side of the mountain the in front of the freight is the Lehigh Street, above the freight is the road bed of the Lehigh Valley’s “Cut Off” track
Central Railroad of New Jersey,#3607 at the Pine Creek Curve.