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Name Hoboken Shore Railroad
Details Originated as the Hoboken Railroad, Warehouse & Steamship Connecting Co. Successor to the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad Co.

The Hoboken Railroad, Warehouse and Steamship Connecting Co. was founded in 1895. By 1910, it was being operated as a part of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad Co. In 1910, the company applied to the City of Hoboken for a franchise to extend the railroad south from Fifth Street. This apparently was successful and the southern part of the railroad became known as the Hoboken Shore Railroad (called as such as early as 1898 and in Hopkins 1923 plat book). The whole short rail line was formally renamed the Hoboken Shore Railroad in 1954. Ceased operations 1978.

The U.S. Government bought the railroad on July 1, 1917 for use by the U.S. Army at the Port of Embarkation (shares of the railroad were owned by the Department of Treasury.) After the war, the line returned to commercial service, but remained goverment property. Circa 1920-21, the federal government planned to sell the line to the Port Authority of New York. Negotiations went on thoughout the 1920s.In 1926 Congress stated that it the line should be available in times of "national emergency." The sale to the Port Authority did not go forward. It is known that in 1930, it was owned by the Paul Chapman Company.
Number of Archive records 16.0
Number of Object records 1.0
Number of Library records 3.0
Number of Photo records 19.0

Associated Records

Image of So...What's The Hoboken Shore? An information package of text and photos from the website, http://www.hbs.railfan.net, The Hoboken Shore Railroad Home - Documents

So...What's The Hoboken Shore? An information package of text and photos from the website, http://www.hbs.railfan.net, The Hoboken Shore Railroad Home - Documents

So...What's The Hoboken Shore? An information package of text and photos from the website, http://www.hbs.railfan.net, The Hoboken Shore Railroad Home page. 52 8-1/2" x 11" leaves. Consists of 7 pages of text, 3 maps and 42 pages with 43 photos. Text pages provide information on all but 2 photos. Provides a short history of the railroad and its equipment. The photos provide views of many industrial and commercial buildings either demolished or radically changed. Due to lack of resolution and clarity plus the fact that the photographs are copyrighted by the respective collectors/photographers, they have not been imaged for this record. See the website for research.

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 Real estate offering for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. - Report

Real estate offering for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. - Report

Real estate offering prepared by Webb & Knapp, Inc. of New York City for Pier 16, Hoboken, N.J., 1951. Blue stiff paper report cover with 3 brass prong fasteners holding 16 items: 3 typewritten pages, 10 black-and-white photographs, one photostatic reproduction, a blue print and a map. Plus an enclosed cover letter with added holographic pencil notes about contacts and terms. Digital images of all leaves are numbered and shown as collated. Photographs are 8" x 10" prints except number 14, a photostatic reproduction. 1. Black-and-white aerial photo looking east with holographic ink notation "Pier 16" in lower margin and line drawn to it. Reverse is blank. Image also catalogued separately

Image of General plan of the Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Hoboken Yard, March, 1952. - Map

General plan of the Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Hoboken Yard, March, 1952. - Map

General plan of the Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Hoboken Yard, March, 1952. 8-1/2" x 11" photocopy. Other copies of this map are in the museum collections.

Image of Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. - Booklet

Hoboken ...Reaching Out to Tomorrow. Community Development Agency, Hoboken, May 1975. Oblong booklet, 8-3/8" high x 11" wide. 36 pp. plus cover, illustrated. 3 copies (copies 2 & 3 in second file folder.) Copy 1: booklet with enclosed greeting on letterhead of the Office of the Mayor, and signed in facsimile by the mayor, Steve Cappiello. With: mailing envelope. Credits on pg 36. See related for selected reference images especially center map with detail images.

Image of Digital images of newsclipping: Hoboken Ask Hearing Before Board on City's Bid for Piers. Hudson Dispatch, Aug 17, 1930. - Documents

Digital images of newsclipping: Hoboken Ask Hearing Before Board on City's Bid for Piers. Hudson Dispatch, Aug 17, 1930. - Documents

Digital images of newsclipping: Hoboken Ask Hearing Before Board on City's Bid for Piers. Hudson Dispatch, Aug 17, 1930. The City of Hoboken was attempting to buy the piers confiscated as enemy property in World War I and that were still under the control of the U.S. Government. Museum does not own original. See primary record archives 2005.079.0032.

Image of Caricature of Palmer Campbell, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. From album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. - Print

Caricature of Palmer Campbell, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. From album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. - Print

Caricature of Palmer Campbell, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. Being leaf [16] as found in album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. See this entry for full description of work. See related. He is depicted in his office at the Hoboken Land & Improvement Co. [1 Newark St.] pointing to a document on his desk, Park Plans for Hoboken. On the floor next to the deak are volumes titled: Hoboken Shore R.R. [Railroad]; First National Bank; Hoboken Trust Co. Sitting on top of them is a rolled document, Sewerage Plans. A ghostly figure of man in formal wear looks on his left.

Image of Map sketches, 3, of proposed playgrounds made for the Board of Playground Commissioners, Hoboken, N.J., 1909. - Map

Map sketches, 3, of proposed playgrounds made for the Board of Playground Commissioners, Hoboken, N.J., 1909. - Map

Three sketches (map drawings) of proposed playgrounds made for the Board of Playground Commissioners of Hoboken, N.J., 1909. Ink on linen, irregular varying sizes; fold marks. Labeled as Schedule A, Schedule B and Schedule C. "Schedule" title and punched holes at left would indicate that these items were once accompanying documents to a report or presentation which is not present. Drawings made by Thomas H. McCann and R. Beyer, Civil Engineers, Hoboken and is stated on each one. Schedule A: drawing of the west wide of east side of Jefferson Street between First and Second Streets indication a parcel labeled "block 30, lots 7-13 inclusive." Scale: 1" = 50 feet. [Note: orient to compass d

Image of [Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., N.Y., May 2, 1918, with pre-WWI map printed on back of N.Y.C. & N.J. transportation. - Map

[Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., N.Y., May 2, 1918, with pre-WWI map printed on back of N.Y.C. & N.J. transportation. - Map

[Map] Letterhead of Union Terminal Cold Storage Co., New York [Jersey City, N.J.], May 2, 1918, with map printed on the back of New York City and New Jersey region depicting railroad lines (including tunnels), Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, Hoboken Ferry and other ferries, shipping terminals and piers. Single engraved leaf, 8-1/2" x 11" high, typed; printed reverse. Content concerns a freight bill of the D.L. & W. R.R. Co. (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad) which was being forwarded to a customer of the cold storage company. (The D.L. & W. had a passenger terminal in Hoboken plus freight operations in Hoboken and Jersey City) The enclosure referred to in the letter is not present.

Image of Report: Field to Factory: The Story of the Maxwell House Coffee Plant. Hayden & Modica; RGA, Cranbury, N.J. 2005.  - Report

Report: Field to Factory: The Story of the Maxwell House Coffee Plant. Hayden & Modica; RGA, Cranbury, N.J. 2005. - Report

Field to Factory: The Story of the Maxwell House Coffee Plant. By Philip A. Hayden and Glenn R. Modica. April 2005. Created by Richard Grubb and Associates (RGA), Cultural Resource Consultants, Cranbury, New Jersey. Booklet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, plastic comb binding; 43 pp. plus illustrated covers. PDF on file. Word doc on file. Full text is in notes. An historical essay about the the history of the site of the former Maxwell House Coffee Plant in Hoboken and the design, construction and operation of the plant up to its closing in 1992 (demolished 2004). This cultural resource investigation and report was done as part of a State of New Jersey regulatory process requiring an assess

Image of Article re Hoboken Shore Railroad: New Electric Freight Locomotive; in The Railroad Gazette, Vol. XXX, No. 2, Jan. 14, 1898. - Article

Article re Hoboken Shore Railroad: New Electric Freight Locomotive; in The Railroad Gazette, Vol. XXX, No. 2, Jan. 14, 1898. - Article

Hoboken Shore Railroad (Hoboken Railroad, Warehouse & Steamship Connecting Co.) article: New Electric Freight Locomotive. As published in The Railroad Gazette, Vol. XXX, No. 2, January 14, 1898, pg 25. Leaf removed from publication, ca. 10" wide x 14-1/2" high, folded. Full text is in notes. Three photo illustrations plus a map of Hoboken showing the route of the short line industrial railroad. It was more formally known then as the Hoboken Railroad Warehouse & Steamship Connecting Co. A sub-company of the Hoboken Land & Improvement Company, it was created and controlled by the Stevens family who are among the listed officers. It was formally re-named the Hoboken Shore Railroad in 1954.

Image of Fire map of W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson St. from 12th to 14th Streets, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1919. - Plan

Fire map of W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson St. from 12th to 14th Streets, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1919. - Plan

Fire map of the W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson Street from north of Twelfth St. to Fourteenth Street, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1919. This drawing differs significantly from the 1907 plan (archives 2011.025.0003); it was superseded by a 1925 version (archives 2011.025.0005); discussion below. Full printed form sheet, 21-1/4" wide x 26" high, with site plan layout (including location of buildings not part of Fletcher - see below) and building sections with color coding of buildings and water. PDFs on file; single sheet; all images. Large tiffs media archive. Created and issued by Plan Department of the Associated Mutual Insurance Companies, Boston, Mass. Text at b

Image of Map: United New Jersey Railroad & Canal Co.; Hoboken Shops; Operated by the Pennsylvania R.R., Lessee. Created 1918; last revised Dec. 31, 1955. - Map

Map: United New Jersey Railroad & Canal Co.; Hoboken Shops; Operated by the Pennsylvania R.R., Lessee. Created 1918; last revised Dec. 31, 1955. - Map

Map: United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company; Hoboken Shops; Operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Lessee. Created 1918; last revision Dec. 31, 1955. Blueprint of map showing the Hoboken waterfront from Eleventh street south to Lackawanna Terminal. It features the site plan of Hoboken Shops of the P.R.R. Marine Department in some detail at the Hudson River and River Road approximately between Ninth and Tenth Streets. A repair and storage facility that was used by the railroad for berthing and maintenance of tugboats in its marine fleet. They were used for moving carfloats in New York Harbor. The property plan has dimensions plus named buildings and structures. Sheet size: 24-1/4"

Image of Fire map of W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson St. from 12th to 14th Streets, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1925. - Plan

Fire map of W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson St. from 12th to 14th Streets, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1925. - Plan

Fire map of the W. & A. Fletcher Co. plant located on Hudson Street from north of Twelfth St. to Fourteenth Street, Hoboken, at the Hudson River, 1925. This drawing differs significantly from the 1907 plan (archives 2011.025.0003) and shows changes from the 1919 plan (archives 2011.025.0004) which it superseded (the plan and serial numbers establish that); discussion below. Full printed form sheet, 21-1/2" wide x 26" high (irregularly trimmed edges), with site plan layout (including location of buildings not part of Fletcher - see below) and building sections with color coding of buildings and water. PDFs on file; single sheet; all images. Large tiffs media archive. Created and issue

Image of The New North German Lloyd Terminal at Hoboken, Port of N.Y. North German Lloyd Steamship Co., Oelrichs & Co., 5 Broadway, N.Y. N.d., ca. 1901-1903. - Brochure

The New North German Lloyd Terminal at Hoboken, Port of N.Y. North German Lloyd Steamship Co., Oelrichs & Co., 5 Broadway, N.Y. N.d., ca. 1901-1903. - Brochure

The New North German Lloyd Terminal at Hoboken, Port of New York. North German Lloyd Steamship Co., Oelrichs & Co., General Agents, 5 Broadway, New York. No date, circa 1901-1903. Illustrated printed brochure, 5" high x 8" wide, 16 pp. Oelrichs & Co. was a long established ticket agency and served all of the German lines. Front cover has an artist's birds-eye view of the new piers and buildings in Hoboken. Four plates: two technical drawings of pier construction; property site plan (Second to Fourth Streets on the Hoboken riverfront) showing the new headhouses and piers; map showing Hoboken and the NGL piers in relation to New York and to railroad and ferry transportation. Full text is

Image of Map Showing Property of the Hoboken R.R. Warehouse & Steamship Connecting Co. Hoboken, N.J., Sept., 1906 - Map

Map Showing Property of the Hoboken R.R. Warehouse & Steamship Connecting Co. Hoboken, N.J., Sept., 1906 - Map

Map Showing Property of the Hoboken Railroad Warehouse and Steamship Connecting Co. Hoboken, N.J., September, 1906 Survey datum Gas and water lines, sewer lines 5th to 11th Streets; Hudson River to Hudson St. The Railroad company was the predecessor to the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad which later became the Hoboken Shore Railroad. Title block, front lower right corner: Map Showing Property of the Hoboken Railroad Warehouse and Steamship Connecting Co. Hoboken, N.J. September, 1906 Scale: 1 inch = 40 feet W.F. Whittemore, C.E. Note: location of pipelines are approximate determined by surface indications Title from back - upper left corner #2049 Shoring Encroachments

Image of Postcard: [Hoboken Shore Railroad, Jersey GE locomotive.] No issue date, circa late 1990's or later; unposted. - Postcard

Postcard: [Hoboken Shore Railroad, Jersey GE locomotive.] No issue date, circa late 1990's or later; unposted. - Postcard

Postcard: [Hoboken Shore Railroad, Jersey GE locomotive.] No issue date, circa late 1990's or later; unposted. Divided back. 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" wide. Published by www.railcards.com, Alameda, CA. Stock number B39. Text on back: "Hoboken Shore RR GE 44-Ton switcher #700 plied the industrial spurs and docks along the Jersey Harbors across the bay from Manhattan. This view was taken in 1975, before Hoboken started it new revival." View appears to have been taken in the railyards near Fifteenth Street and Park Avenue. In the left background is possibly what was then the U.S.Testing Company building.

Image of New Jersey's Relation to the Port of New York. Fourth Preliminary Report of the New Jersey Harbor Commission. February, 1914. - Documents

New Jersey's Relation to the Port of New York. Fourth Preliminary Report of the New Jersey Harbor Commission. February, 1914. - Documents

New Jersey's Relation to the Port of New York. Fourth Preliminary Report of the New Jersey Harbor Commission. February, 1914. 8vo gray cloth. 214 pp. plus 8 tipped-in fold-out maps and large folded loose map in rear pocket (see index page 203, image no. 21, for list of maps). Enclosure: pre-stamped printed postcard for acknowledgement of receipt. The general description of the report and index is imaged. PLEASE NOTE: MAPS ARE FRAGILE and should not be opened without assistance and adequate flat space to work with them. The Commission was located at 75 Montgomery St., Jersey City, New Jersey.

Image of Hoboken Shore Railroad. - Book

Hoboken Shore Railroad. - Book

Hoboken Shore Railroad. By Benjamin L. Bernhart. Edited by Dr. John. H. L. Bernhard and Jay Leinbach. Photographs provided by Katherine Craig. Additional Material Provided by Christopher T. Baer. Dauberville, PA: Outer Station Project, no date (circa 2006-2007.) First thus. 8vo softcover. pp. vi, 22 plus cover; photo illustrated. Forty-four photographs and one map.

Image of B+W publicity photo of Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy  with Eva Marie Saint as Edie Doyle in film "On the Waterfront," Hoboken, no date, ca 1953-54. - Print, Photographic

B+W publicity photo of Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy with Eva Marie Saint as Edie Doyle in film "On the Waterfront," Hoboken, no date, ca 1953-54. - Print, Photographic

Black-and-white publicity photo of Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy with Eva Marie Saint as Edie Doyle in film "On the Waterfront," Hoboken, no date, ca. 1953-1954. 8" x 10" wide print, later reproduction. Reverse is blank. The view is looking northeast. This candid is a view of the actors in a relaxed pose. Tugboats are in the background. In 2005, ocean liner historian William H. Miller identified this location as "just in front of the Hoboken West Shore Railroad carfloat bridge at the foot of Eleventh Street, Hoboken."