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By:Gary Everhart
Dates:1/1/1881 - 1/1/1960
Album Info:This is a consolidation of several separate Central RR of New Jersey albums posted earlier. The photos are mostly original b&w scans, some with adjustments and refinements to bring out details. The photographer, date and location are identified when known. Approximate dates and locations have been given to those without the information.
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CNJ 4-4-0 #385 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-4-0 #385 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Not much information on this 1892 Baldiwn built locomotive although the date here is listed as 1900 due to the RRPA date limits.. This is an older copy of the builder's photo of this slick looking little loco. This could possibly be in the D8 class.
Photo Date:  6/1/1900  Upload Date: 6/8/2017 6:22:18 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 385(4-4-0)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-6-2T #200 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-6-2T #200 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  First of the J1 class to be built by Burnham, Wms & Co (Baldwin) in 1902. These engines hauled suburban trains from Jersey City south to Perth Amboy (21.1 miles/34 km/h) or west to Somerville, NJ (34.7 miles/55.9 km/h). The trains were made up of 2-10 cars each weighing between 55,000 and 62,000 lb. The Perth Amboy could take anywhere from 32-52 minutes, the shorter time representing a two-car train making two stops and averaging 39.6 mph and the longer time a 20-stop train averaging 24.3 mph. The class was superheated in the 1920's. Specs - class J1, 63" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 18x26" cylinders, engine weight of 189,900 lb, tractive effort of 22,731 lb. No exact date or photographer given for this photo.
Photo Date:  9/1/1927  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 4:44:52 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CNJ 200(2-6-2T)
Views:  416   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-6-2T #219 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-6-2T #219 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Built by Burnham, Wms & Co (Baldwin) in 1902-03, this J1 class of 2-6-2T locomotives served as commuter power. Jersey City south to Perth Amboy (21.1 miles/34 km/h) or west to Somerville, NJ (34.7 miles/55.9 km/h). Specs - class J1, 63" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 18x26" cylinders, engine weight of 189,900 lb, tractive effort of 22,731 lb. R.P. Morris photo credit.
Photo Date:  9/1/1927  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 4:44:59 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CNJ 219(2-6-2T)
Views:  704   Comments: 0
CNJ 4-6-2 #832 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #832 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Very early photo of the 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 Pacific. This appears to be one of the three in the class to be painted blue for service pulling the famed Blue Comet varnish. As it appears with no road grime anywhere, this might be a CNJ photo just after the paint was applied. Specs - class G3s, 79" drivers, impressive 230 psi boiler pressure, 26x28" cylinders, engine weight of 326,470 lb, tractive effort of 46,841 lb. No exact date or location given for this photo. Unknown photographer
Photo Date:  6/1/1929  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 5:54:24 AM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 832(4-6-2)
Views:  1109   Comments: 1
CNJ 833 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 833 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Here is another view of this sharp looking Pacific. This was a 1927 Baldwin Pacific type locomotive in the G-3 class. It had tall 79" drivers, could develop an impressive boiler pressure of 230 psi for its 26"x28" cylinders and had an engine weight of 326,470 lb. In terms of power, it could apply a tractive effort of 46,841 lb. Date is approximate - no photographer listed.
Photo Date:  6/1/1930  Upload Date: 5/2/2014 6:36:43 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 833(4-6-2)
Views:  793   Comments: 1
CNJ 4-6-2 #832 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #832 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Older photo of Harold K. Vollrath's that shows the 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 Pacific in the Communipaw yard. Specs - class G3s, 79" drivers, impressive 230 psi boiler pressure, 26x28" cylinders, engine weight of 326,470 lb, tractive effort of 46,841 lb.
Photo Date:  5/1/1932  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 5:54:16 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 832(4-6-2)
Views:  652   Comments: 0
CNJ 4-6-2 #829 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #829 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Good action shot of the 1923 Baldwin built 4-6-2 Pacific. This class was hand fired until the 1940s, when stokers were applied. Retirements began in 1948, and the last were retired in 1954. Specs - G2s class, 79" drivers, 210 psi boiler pressure, 26x28" cylinders, engine weight of 306,000 lb, tractive effort of 42,768. No date or location given for this photo. Unknown photographer
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 5:53:53 AM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 829(4-6-2)
Views:  442   Comments: 0
CNJ 4-6-2 #831 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #831 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  One of only 5 in this class, this 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 Pacific was a significant upgrade from the previous CNJ Pacifics. Specs - class G3s, 79" drivers, impressive 230 psi boiler pressure, 26x28" cylinders, engine weight of 326,470 lb, tractive effort of 46,841 lb. Harold K. Vollrath photo
Photo Date:  7/1/1947  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 5:54:01 AM
Location:  Bay Head, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 831(4-6-2)
Views:  1595   Comments: 0
CNJ 4-6-2 #831 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #831 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Here is another view of the 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 Pacific in the Bay Head yard next to the passenger car. To its left are a couple of camelbacks also working the commuter service. This is near the end of steam on the Jersey railroad.
Photo Date:  3/27/1954  Upload Date: 5/8/2016 5:54:09 AM
Location:  Cranford, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 831(4-6-2)
Views:  627   Comments: 1


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