|The Rahway Valley Railroad made a grade crossing of
Mountain Avenue (MP 4.42) in Springfield. At the
time of the railroad's construction this thorofare was known as
Westfield Avenue. The grade
crossing was directly adjacent to the Springfield
and freight house. The crossing, like most on the Rahway
Valley, was protected by two hand-painted crossbucks and a flagman.
An interesting thing to note in photos of this crossing is the
switch stand almost in the roadway. It is amazing a car or truck
didn't take it out! The switch was for the Springfield runaround
which was used more as a
Wyer & Co.
Report on Rahway
Mountain Ave., Springfield,
One track (main).
Vehicular - Heavy