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Title B+W photo of Public Service elevated streetcar railway running to Jersey City Heights, Jersey City, n.d., ca. late 1940s.
Object Name Photograph
Catalog Number 2010.077.0009
Collection Hoboken Transportation Collection
Credit Gift of William H. Miller.
Description Black-and-white photo of Public Service elevated streetcar railway in Hoboken running to Jersey City Heights, Jersey City, no date, circa late 1940s.

Digital image only. Original print 8" x 10" wide copy print. Photographer not indicated. Source indicated by two modern printed labels on reverse: NJ Public Service Hoboken elevated, Hoboken, ERA collection; Electric Railroaders Association, N.Y.

View is southeast and does show some of the southwest corner of Hoboken including the trolley viaduct. Note the R.B. Davis Company factory with the Cocomalt & Davis Baking Powder rooftop sign. Note also that the sign faces to the south for viewing by people on trains to or from the Lackawanna Terminal and the Erie Terminal as well as those on ferries and ships in the Hudson River and New York Harbor.

Also note the train tracks that run north-south below the elevated trestle; the New Jersey & New York Railroad / Erie Railroad right-of-way. Also Division Street.
Photographer n/a
Place Hoboken
Date 1945-1949
Year Range from 1945
Year Range to 1949
Search Terms Public Service Railway
R.B. Davis Company
Davis Baking Powder Company
Division St.
Jackson St.
New Jersey & New York Railroad Company
Erie Railroad
Orig/copy Digital copy
Caption image
Imagefile 078\20100770009.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Business & Commerce