From: micstedod AT verizon DOT net
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:41:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: (erielack) "CNJ" baggage car at Liberty State Park
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>In a message dated 11/15/2007 9:24:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>I believe this was one of the cars that was used for storage at >Hoboken
>along Observer Highway for years and years now, and I think NJT >donated
>it for display at the terminal.
>It was one of the three at Port Morris. ....Mike >Del Vecchio
When I visited the park in 2004, I too noticed the DL&W trucks.
When I asked the park empolyees about the heritage of the car, they gave me the department to contact about its aquisition (I can't now find the notes about whom I spoke with.). I was assured it really was a Jersey Central car. I guess thats what I get for asking park people instead of railroad people.
The photo is from July 2004.
The caboose photo was also taken then. It is ex-EL by way of the D&H. Since it lacks ladders and a roof walk, it would seem to come from the C371 to C380 group.