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Summit Station

DL&W Summit Station

The DL&W's old Summit Station as it looks today.
Photo taken by Richard J. King.

An E-L MU passenger train approaches the Summit Station from the west.

This was the Summit Station that was built by the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. The station was located on their "Morris & Essex Division." Later on the station was served by the Erie-Lackawanna, and is operated today by New Jersey Transit.

RV Passenger Trains never entered the DL&W's Summit Station. The RV was never granted access to the DL&W in the days of passenger service and all trains terminated at the Rahway Valley Railroad's own Summit Station across the street on the banks of Overlook Mountain.

After 1931, when the Rahway Valley Railroad was finally given permission to connect with the DL&W, the RV would run their engines into the Summit Station in order to switch their interchange. They had to receive permission from the Lackawanna to do this however as this was the mainline of a busy passenger route. Often the RVRR Crews would run their engine up to the station to receive their waybills, later they got a hold of them at the "Summit Tower."


Two ex-E-L MU passenger trains sit at the Summit Station by this time being operated by New Jersey Transit.


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