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From: tommy meehan tmeehan0421 AT gmail DOT com
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 11:07:48 -0500
Subject: Steamtown Images--January 5, 2018 Passaic passenger station
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I never lived in northern New Jersey and my recollection is, I first became
aware of the name Passaic Park while riding (what were then called) Erie
Main Line trains from Hoboken in the mid-1970s, just before and right after
the Conrail takeover. My recollection is that along the platform at the
Passaic station, there were stations signs reading PASSAIC and underneath
them smaller signs reading, PASSAIC PARK. I think at least a couple of the
conductors used to announce the stop as Passaic Park, too.
I'm attaching a screen cap of a schedule from the November 1926 OFFICIAL
GUIDE showing eastbound Boonton Branch service on Monday-Saturdays.
(Saturday was considered a work day back then.) There are fourteen trains
shown stopping at Passaic. Six of the trains departed Passaic between 6:01
AM and 8:36 AM. The schedule shows the rest of the day there were only
eight trains and two of those ran Saturday-only, The final passenger train
of the day departed Passaic at 7:56 PM.