MAHWAH MUSEUM GALLERY TALK
Mahwah’s Trolley: North Jersey Rapid Transit
By John Edwards
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:15 PM
Upstairs Gallery, Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah NJ
John Edwards, Museum vice-president, will give a Gallery Talk about the history of Mahwah’s Trolley and its part in the North Jersey Rapid Transit system. Many people used the line to get to Ridgewood for shopping or rode to Ramsey to attend the High School; it was also used by regular commuters to travel to other towns along the route.
The North Jersey Rapid Transit Trolley came to Mahwah in June of 1911, when tracks were completed through Mahwah to Suffern. The route ran from Ramsey to Wanamaker Avenue, then north across Airmount Road to Franklin Turnpike. At the east end of the Henrietta Building on Miller Road, waiting passengers had a shelter of sorts; other crossings were “flag stops.” From Miller Road, the trolley continued north to a stop at Christie Avenue, then to the state line where it ran along Orange Avenue to the end of the line at Main Street in Suffern. John Edwards will reveal the history of this interesting piece of Mahwah history.
The Gallery Talk will be held in the upstairs Gallery of the Museum; please contact email@example.com
for reserved seating.
Free with Museum admission
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.