This five aerial views show the changing landscape around the Baltusrol
Station as a result of the construction of I-78.
The 1954 aerial view shows the Baltusrol Station and the
property of Andrew Wilson, a firm that produced insecticides.
1966 aerial view shows many changes in twelve years. Property has
been acquired for I-78 and the area is being cleared of brush
and buildings being moved out of the way. Baltusrol Way and Briant Ave.
have been realigned but the original alignments are still in place. The Baltusrol Station
is still extant, there also seem to be some structure across
from the station in both the 1954 and 1966 aerial views.
In a 1919 customer list there is menioned a "Springfield Coal Pockets"
here, perhaps this structure is somehow related to that.
The 1970 aerial view shows that
Briant Ave and Baltusrol Way have both been realigned and homes have
been constructed on either side of where the Baltusrol Station sat,
which has been razed after being burned by fire. A swath
of land is all cleared for the coming highway but only a
single service road has been constructed at this point.
The 1979 aerial view shows
that the overpass, crossing Briant Ave., the railroad, and Baltusrol Way, has
been constructed but I-78 is far from being completed.
The 1987 aerial view shows the highway
has been opened, just a year prior in 1986.