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Name Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
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Railroad operated in Hoboken from terminals at Hudson Place at the Hudson River from the 1870's. The one that opened in 1907 and was known as Lackawanna Terminal, later Erie-Lackawanna (1961) and is now called Hoboken Terminal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Listing data from the National Register of Historic Places

Name: Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken
ID Number: 73001102
NRHP Status: Listed In The National Register
Certification Date: 07/24/1973
Level of Significance: National
Designer: Murchison, Kenneth
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Date: 1907
Building Type: Transportation
Construction System: Concrete, Copper, Concrete
Architectural Style: American Industrial
Street Address: On the Hudson River at the foot of Hudson Place
Notes: also known as Delaware,Lackawanna, & Western Railroad Terminal and Ferry

NEW JERSEY, HUDSON COUNTY, Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken, On the Hudson River at the foot of Hudson Pl., Hoboken, 73001102, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION APPROVED, 2/17/05

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Number of Archive records 296.0
Number of Object records 57.0
Number of Library records 64.0
Number of Photo records 48.0

Associated Records

Yard Map, Hoboken & Jersey City, Ferry Slips to Pier 9. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, 1893. - Map

Yard Map, Hoboken & Jersey City, Ferry Slips to Pier 9. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR, 1893. Original ink & watercolor on paper, mounted on canvas.

Image of Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 1-1955" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53. 4" x 7" wide. An incomplete book with only 22 leaves present of what would have typically been a 100-page form book. Although the cover date starts September 1, 1955, the first entered form is dated January 9, 1956. The last dated entry is for September 15, 1959. The store room stocked propellers for ferry boats and tug boats. Vessels are named plus there is occasional information about the type of damage to the propeller, where it happened, where the repair was done and where the replacement was installed on the vessel. All forms are filled

Image of Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53 - Book, Receipt

Receipt book labeled "Propeller Wheels Sept 29-1959" from the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Rail Road store room. D.L. & W. Form SD10 3M - 6-53. 4" x 7" wide. A complete book with all leaves present, but only 14 from the front are filled out and detached. Although the cover date starts September 29, 1959, the first entered form is dated January 20, 1960. The last dated entry is for November 29, 1961. The railroad operations were merged with The Erie Railroad in Oct. 1960 and became company became the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The store room stocked propellers for ferry boats and tug boats. Vessels are named plus there is occasional information about where the replacement was install

Image of Map of the Hoboken Shore Railroad, 1956. - Map

Map of the Hoboken Shore Railroad, 1956. - Map

Map of Hoboken showing connections to the Hoboken Shore Railroad. Drawn by Joseph Novellino, 1956. Photostatic copy, 11" high x 16" wide on 14" x 18" sheet. Hand-drawn map with all streets and detail of railroads, piers, waterfront businesses. The Shore Railroad office address is given as 1419 Bloomfield St. Prepared by Pyramid Engineering and Contracting Corp., 312 Maple Ave., Glen Rock, N.J.

Image of New Year's Dinner Announcement Hoboken YMCA 1891 - Announcement

New Year's Dinner Announcement Hoboken YMCA 1891 - Announcement

Printed announcement of "A New Year's Dinner...in the Rooms of the Railroad Department, Young Men's Christian Association, Hoboken, N.J." New Year's Day, 1891. 5" x 7"w fiber-flecked yellow paper; printed one side, red ink.

Image of Report, 1958: 107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, for year ending Dec. 31, 1958. - Report, Annual

Report, 1958: 107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, for year ending Dec. 31, 1958. - Report, Annual

107th Annual Report of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, for the year ending December 31, 1958. 4to booklet. 32 pp. plus covers, illustrated. It would have been issued in 1959. Includes small panoramic view of the Hoboken Terminal.

Image of Report: Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965. Bureau of Railway Economics, AAR, 1965. - Report

Report: Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965. Bureau of Railway Economics, AAR, 1965. - Report

Report, Unification Applications Involving Class I Line-Haul Railroads, 1955-1965, Bureau of Railway Economics, American Association of Railways, October 20, 1965. Five 8-1/2" x 11" pages. Item number 9 (of 42) concerns the 1960 merger of the Erie Railroad and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad into the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Holographic red or green pencil on the 5 leaves were notes on the length of time between the date of filing and the date of [Interstate Commerce] Commission's decision. For the Erie & DL&W merger, the application was filed on July 1, 1959, the decision was made on September 13, 1960. The effective date of the merger was October 17, 1960. The decision time

Image of Photocopy: 1972 reprint of 1906 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Article

Photocopy: 1972 reprint of 1906 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Article

Photocopy of reprint of article from Engineering News, Volume 55 [sic actually 56], no. 12, September 20, 1906 about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, 1972. Eight leaves, 8-1/2" x 11". Reduced size reprint of pp. 297-304 published in publication of The Society for Industrial Archeology, April, 1972. Full article title: The New Terminal Station and Ferryhouse of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. at Hoboken, N.J. By Charles C. Hurlbut. (He was the engineer for Kenneth M. Murchison, Architect, 320 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.) Includes a photograph and 17 plans and drawings. See archives 2015.001.0086 for the original 1906 article.

Image of Photocopy 1907 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Documents

Photocopy 1907 article about Lackwanna Terminal & Ferryhouse, Hoboken. - Documents

Photocopy of articles from Architects' and Builders' Magazine, Old series, Vol. XXXIX, no. 8; New series Vol. VIII, no. 8, May, 1907. Introductory page (page number not shown) re rapid transit in greater New York plus pages 362-373 being an article titled "The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Terminal and Ferry-House at Hoboken, N.J." and page 374 being an article titled "The Ferry Terminals at the Foot of West Twenty-third Street, N.Y. City." Both articles authored by Kenneth M. Murchison, Architect. Fourteen leaves, 8-1/2" x 11".

Image of Steamtown NHS, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. - Monograph

Steamtown NHS, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. - Monograph

Steamtown National Historic Site, Special History Study: American Electric Locomotives; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Electric Car No. 2505. Prepared 2002. Nine pages, 8-1/2" x 11" single-side leaves, including two photo images and bibliography. Article discusses a particular motor unit, but includes background history of the electrification of the Lackawanna Railroad in Hoboken. See related for photo catalog 2004.016.0029, photo of Thomas Edison et al, referred to on page 4.

Image of Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. 
 - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. - Documents

Digital image of typed list of Memorial Monuments in the City of Hoboken, N.J. with Inscriptions Thereon. No source, no date, ca. 1920's -1950. Soldier & Sailors, Elysian Park. Ferry Plaza., Facing D.L.W.R.R., Sam Sloan 1817-1907... Church Square Park., Firemen Monument. Hudson Square Park. Soldiers Monument. The Morton Memorial Laboratory of Chemistry. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. - Documents

Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. - Documents

Six documents related to Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employee's accident, Hoboken, August, 1901. Materials are in very poor condition; reference prints on file for research use. Digital images archived. Document 1: Delaware, Lackwanna & Western Railroad Co. Report of Injury to Persons. Form L-1. Printed form with holographic carbon entries. Dated August 15, 1901. Person injured was William Gallagher on track 49, Export Yard, Hoboken, on August 14, 1901. No witnesses to the accident. He was a brakeman. The crew members of the train on which he was injured are listed with their addresses of which three were from Hoboken. Nature and extent of injury: "Testicles injured slightly

Image of Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. Oct. 28, 1956.  - Timetable

Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. Oct. 28, 1956. - Timetable

Timetable: Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow. Time Tables. October 28, 1956. Form 10. Pamphlet, color, 8-3/8" high x 8-1/8" wide; folded to 4" wide. Long distance trains for which Hoboken served as the eastern terminus for rail passage. Travel for the destination or origination of New York required using a bus, ferry or the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (The Tubes) to get to or from Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken. Pages [8-9] are a system route map with through connections and other details Page 13 has a fare schedule Pages 14-15 is the station index See details: -upper left page 3: listing Hoboken as start of rail passage -text box bottom pg 4: How to Reach Lackaw

Image of Congestion leading to Hoboken Ferry on Observer Highway, circa 1918-1919. - Print, Photographic

Congestion leading to Hoboken Ferry on Observer Highway, circa 1918-1919. - Print, Photographic

Traffic congestion leading to Hoboken (Lackawanna) Ferry on Observer Highway (Ferry St.) looking towards Washington Street, Hoboken, circa 1918-1919. Copy photo of a published photo with caption: Congestion at Ferry, New Jersey Side. Reverse has holographic notes: From Smith's Port Annual, 1919, p. 26. From Thomas Flagg Collection. View is west with a railroad freight (Railway Express Agency?) building at the left (the DL&W train yard would be behind it.) Hoboken Fire Department firehouse, Engine Co. No. 1, at Observer and Newark Street is in the distance at the end of the truck line. Public Service Railway streetcar elevated lines are at the right.

Image of View west on Ferry Street (Observer Highway) to Washington Street, Hoboken, circa mid-1930's. - Print, Photographic

View west on Ferry Street (Observer Highway) to Washington Street, Hoboken, circa mid-1930's. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white photo of view west on Ferry Street (Observer Highway) to Washington Street, Hoboken, circa mid-1930's. 4-1/2" x 7" wide copy print. Original source is not indicated. The original Fabian Bar and Grill is at the northwest corner of Washington and Ferry Streets. Railroad freight (Railway Express Agency?) building at the left (the DL&W train yard would be behind it.) A Public Service streetcar is seen approaching at street level. The elevated lines went to Jersey City Heights. Information on reverse of mount suggested 1948 as date, but as titled by Jim Hans, it is stated as it appears, mid-1930's. Also as described on reverse by Hans: stairway on the westbound side from elev

Image of Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007.  Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007. Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007. - Postcard

Postcard: Hoboken Terminal 1907-2007. Celebrating 100 Years of Transportation. Issued by New Jersey Transit, Hoboken, February 2007 during ceremonies for the centennial of the Erie Lackawanna Terminal which opened officially on February 25, 1907. Over ten copies. Commonly known as Lackawanna Terminal. Placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Cover is circa 1907-1908 postcard view of the northern facade of the ferry section and railroad waiting room.

Image of Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Co. and Jersey City re easement for 18th St. sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. - Documents

Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Co. and Jersey City re easement for 18th St. sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. - Documents

Documents: Indenture between Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company and City of Jersey City, N.J. re easement for sewers;18th Street sewer project, dated April 19, 1972. Photocopy only: liber 3139 pages 593-605. Land is near southwest Hoboken and the Long Slip adjacent to the Hoboken train yards to which the sewer project was connected.

Image of Document: 1905 Agreement by the Hoboken & Manhattan R.R. et al with other railroads for land rights, etc., for constructing then what is now the PATH system in Hoboken. - Agreement

Document: 1905 Agreement by the Hoboken & Manhattan R.R. et al with other railroads for land rights, etc., for constructing then what is now the PATH system in Hoboken. - Agreement

Document: Agreement between the Morris & Essex Railroad Co., Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad (parties of the first part and referred to as the "Railroad Company") and the Hoboken and Manhattan Railroad Company, New York and New Jersey Railroad and Hudson Companies (parties of the second part and referred to as the "Hudson Company"), Dec. 19, 1905, regarding subsurface rights, access, indemnification, etc. for the tunnels and construction in New Jersey related to what would become the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad [known locally as the "Tubes"; later the PATH system]. Photocopies only from an unstated record book (possibly Assessors Office, Jersey City); being pages numbered 512-534

Image of Plans for the Ferry Houses of the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co., Hoboken, N.J, 1883. - Drawing, Architectural

Plans for the Ferry Houses of the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co., Hoboken, N.J, 1883. - Drawing, Architectural

Plans for the Ferry Houses of the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co., Hoboken, N.J as they appeared in American Architect & Building News, Feb. 3, 1883, Issue no. 371. Single plate removed from the issue, 12-9/16" wide x 17" high (double plate as bound would have had height as 12-9/16" high; gutter fold crease at center where original binding stub was attached.) See related for a plate with details, archives 2008.012.0060. The architect was H. Edwards-Fickens, 19 West 22nd St., N.Y. (His name is more commonly indexed as H. Edward Fickens without the hyphen as seen on the plate.) The plate has three sections. Top is a color rendering "Shore front" of the western facade of the "Ferry-Ho

Image of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Rules for the Government of Operating Department. Effective December 15, 1918. - Book, Instruction

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Rules for the Government of Operating Department. Effective December 15, 1918. - Book, Instruction

United States Railroad Administration, W.G. McAdoo, Director General of Railroads. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Rules for the Government of Operating Department. Effective December 15, 1918. Semi-limp cloth, 4-1/4" wide x 6" high, 223 pp. Some illustrations related to forms, train signals and block signals. Copy number 11349 (ink stamped number inside front cover.) Belonged to Lester E. Henry, Henryville, Penna. Noteworthy that this was the first revision of rules after the ending of World War One in November 1918. While the railroad is still under the control of the U.S. Government, it does not mention the war. The DL&W routes covered a wide geographic area. The Lackawanna Ter