Photos of Lehigh Valley Barges at work in the NY Harbor

Photos of Lehigh Valley Barges at work in the NY Harbor

The main terminal of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company was located at the foot of Johnson Ave in Jersey City. The trains came to the waterfront terminal and full train cars were transferred across the harbor via a transfer bridge to carfloat barges or "less than carload lots" were transferred to deckhouse barges or open scows.

Right next to the Lehigh Valley Railroad operations was the New Jersey Central Railroad Ferries and passenger operation.

The photo I have found so far that shows the Lehigh Valley 79 at work in the NY Harbor came from Bob Foster, Director of the Hoboken Historical Museum. He found some negatives at a yard sale which contained images from someone who had traveled into the Morris Canal Big Basin by water and had taken photos. Lo and behold, the Lehigh Valley 79 was there on the contact sheet. Ironically when we discovered these photos in 1990, the Waterfront Museum and Lehigh Valley No. 79 was actually located in that very same location at Liberty State Park.

 

 

Lehigh Valley Railroad terminal in Jersey City, NJ.