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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:  322   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:  507   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:  722   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:  1128   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:  803   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:  665   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-8-2 #919 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #919 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Running with a full head of steam is this 1925 Baldwin built Mikado with its string of freight cars stretching into the distance. Specifics - class M-3a, 63" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 27x32" cylinders, 340,510 lbs engine weight, 62,949 lb tractive effort. This loco was scrapped sometime between 1951 and 1955. No date was given so an arbitrary one was used. Photo by H. Hontuck (partially unreadable signature).
Photo Date:  6/1/1935  Upload Date: 1/11/2015 3:48:55 PM
Location:  Westfield, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CNJ 919(2-8-2)
Views:  436   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-8-2 #920 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #920 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Great roster shot by Edward P. Street Jr of the 1925 Baldwin built Mikado as it sits in the Communipaw yard. The original class wasM-3a, but later reclassified as M-63. Specifics - 63" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 27x32" cylinders, engine weight of 340,510 lb, tractive effort of 62,949 lb. No date given so an approximate one used.
Photo Date:  6/1/1935  Upload Date: 1/3/2016 10:06:22 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 920(2-8-2)
Views:  410   Comments: 1
CNJ 0-8-0 #301 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 0-8-0 #301 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Nice example of a beefy 1923 Alco-Schenectady 0-8-0 heavy duty yard switcher, class E-2s. F. Rodney Dirkes photo
Photo Date:  9/8/1935  Upload Date: 1/3/2016 9:36:53 AM
Location:  Ashley, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 301(0-8-0)
Views:  324   Comments: 1
Central Rail Road of New Jersey 0-6-0 #102
Title:  Central Rail Road of New Jersey 0-6-0 #102
Description:  This 1918 Cooke Locomotive Works 0-6-0 switcher rests on a siding in an unknown location on an unknown day while it blows its whistle - probably in the 1930's from the look of the car fender. The CNJ classification was B6 but reclassified as 6S39 in 1945. No photo credit was listed.
Photo Date:  6/1/1937  Upload Date: 8/1/2013 9:16:41 AM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CNJ 102(0-6-0)
Views:  548   Comments: 0
Central Rail Road of New Jersey 4-6-2 #810
Title:  Central Rail Road of New Jersey 4-6-2 #810
Description:  Looking more like a PRR loco, this 1930 Baldwin class G-4a loco has impressive 74" drivers, an overall wheelbaser 78.2', and an engine wt of 333,830 lb. Photo credit goes to George E. Votava.
Photo Date:  6/1/1937  Upload Date: 8/1/2013 9:16:57 AM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CNJ 810(4-6-2)
Views:  736   Comments: 1
Central Rail Road of New Jersey 0-6-0 #139
Title:  Central Rail Road of New Jersey 0-6-0 #139
Description:  As the fireman nods off to sleep on a July day, this good looking 1918 Baldwin built 0-6-0 waits with its passenger cars to be shuttled into place. Photo credit goes to George E. Votava.
Photo Date:  7/1/1937  Upload Date: 8/1/2013 9:16:23 AM
Location:  Jersey City, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CNJ 139(0-6-0)
Views:  486   Comments: 2
CNJ 0-6-0 #139 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 0-6-0 #139 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Built by Baldwin in 1918, this cute little 0-6-0 switcher is seen here in the CNJ yard at Communipaw, NJ. This was a relatively new reprint - no photographer listed.
Photo Date:  4/16/1938  Upload Date: 2/28/2015 5:22:32 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 139(0-6-0)
Views:  356   Comments: 1
CNJ 2-8-2 #932 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #932 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  The man is dwarfed by this 1925 Baldwin built Mikado. It was an M3a class with 63" drivers and could develop a 200 psi boiler pressure for its 27"x32" cylinders. The engine weight was 188,400 lb and it could apply a tractive effort of 62,949 lb. This class was scrapped between 1951-55. No photographer listed.
Photo Date:  5/28/1938  Upload Date: 2/8/2014 6:56:50 AM
Location:  Green Pond Junction, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 932(2-8-2)
Views:  633   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-6-2T #214 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-6-2T #214 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Built by Burnham, Wms & Co (Baldwin) in 1902, this is an example of a 2-6-2 tank locomotive of the CNJ J1 class. It had 63" drivers, developed 200 psi in its boiler for its 18"x26" cylinders. The engine weight was 189,900 lb and it could apply a tractive effort of 22,731 lb. It was used primarily to move passenger trains along the CNJ mainlines. It looks like it might have finally reached the scrap line in the yard from the looks of the engines around it. No photographer listed.
Photo Date:  4/30/1940  Upload Date: 2/8/2014 6:56:33 AM
Location:  Elizabethport Yard, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 214(2-6-2T)
Views:  1153   Comments: 1
CNJ 0-8-0 #323 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 0-8-0 #323 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Nice example of a 1930 Baldwin built 0-8-0 switcher, class E4sa. No date, location or photographer was listed for this photo.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 9/6/2015 5:09:11 PM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 323(0-8-0)
Views:  250   Comments: 1
CNJ 2-8-2 #856 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #856 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  A nice original photo by C.C. Grayson of CNJ Mikado #856 built by Alco-Brooks in 1918. 1918, Specifics - M-1 class, 63" diameter drivers, 27" x 32" cylinders, a 190 psi boiler pressure, exerted 59,800 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 320,000 pounds. Those left in the M-1 class that were not sold to Pittsburgh & West Virginia were scrapped between 1947-49.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 2/3/2015 7:44:26 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 856(2-8-2)
Views:  710   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:  455   Comments: 1
CNJ 4-6-2 #833 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 4-6-2 #833 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  This good looking 1927 Baldwin Pacific type locomotive was a 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:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 2/8/2014 6:57:29 AM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 833(4-6-2)
Views:  1821   Comments: 3
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:  1637   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-8-2 #889 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #889 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  This USRA heavy Mikado was built by Alco-Brooks in 1922 and similar to the original M1 class with the exception of a wider firebox for anthracite coal. The M2as class this one was in was scrapped between 1947-55. Robert P. Morris photo
Photo Date:  9/20/1947  Upload Date: 2/3/2018 8:39:23 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 889(2-8-2)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
CNJ 2-8-2 #865 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 2-8-2 #865 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Powerful USRA heavy Mikado built by Alco-Brooks in 1920 rests for a moment in the Communipaw, NJ, yard. This Mikado is nearly identical to the original M1 class with the exception of a wider firebox for burning antrhacite coal. The entire M2s class was scrapped between 1947-52. Robert P Morris photo
Photo Date:  11/11/1948  Upload Date: 2/3/2018 8:39:20 AM
Location:  Communipaw, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 865(2-8-2)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
CNJ 0-8-0 #321 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 0-8-0 #321 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Looks like the crew and yard workers have posed for a photo next to this 1930 Baldwin 0-8-0 yard switcher. The class E-4as switcher had 24x30" cylinders and 55" drivers. No date or location given so apporximates were used. J. F. Marron photo
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/3/2016 9:36:59 AM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 321(0-8-0)
Views:  585   Comments: 0
CNJ 0-8-0 #322 - Central RR of New Jersey
Title:  CNJ 0-8-0 #322 - Central RR of New Jersey
Description:  Here is another fine example of a 1930 Baldwin built 0-8-0 yard switcher. The class E-4as switcher had 24x30" cylinders and 55" drivers. No date or location given so apporximates were used. No photographer listed on this older reprint.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 1/3/2016 9:37:03 AM
Location:  unknown, NJ
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CNJ 322(0-8-0)
Views:  192   Comments: 2
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:  637   Comments: 1


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