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Grade Crossing: Boulevard

Looking south, #17 heads up a nice sized cut of cars and is about to cross the Boulevard. 12/22/1971. Photo taken by Tom Piccirillo. Looking north, #17 pulls a train across the Boulevard and into the Kenilworth Yards. 12/22/1971. Photo taken by Tom Piccirillo.


The main thoroughfare through the Borough of Kenilworth was, and still is, the Boulevard (MP 1.69), sometimes erroneously referred to as the "Kenilworth Boulevard" and earlier as the "New Orange Boulevard." The road was constructed as part of the original New Orange Industrial Association. The Rahway Valley Railroad made a crossing of this wide avenue, at grade, immediately south of its Kenilworth Yards.

For more information pertaining to the history of the Boulevard, consult Dr. Walter Boright’s article Remembering the building of the state's widest local road in Kenilworth.

Wm. Wyer & Co.
Report on Rahway Valley Railroad
August 1944

[Kenilworth] Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.

Two tracks (Main & Side)

Plank crossing
Macadam road
Vehicular - Heavy
2 P.U. signs

In these two views, #17 crosses the Boulevard. 1970. 

Photos taken by Tom Piccirillo.

One of the 70 tonners pull a cut of cars across the Boulevard, northwards into the Kenilworth Yards. 

Looking south into the plant of Volco Brass, with the Boulevard in the foreground. Photo taken by Jeff Jargosch.

Looking south towards the Boulevard, after Volco Brass had been torn down. Photo taken by Jeff Jargosch.

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