A one-day museum in New Jersey

Historical society opens grounds to the public
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BOONTON, N.J. — The United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey is opening its doors for one day only on Sunday, Sept. 25. The group’s annual open house has been dubbed “Museum [For a Day]” and will feature numerous exhibits and displays.

The historical society has an extensive collection of equipment related to New Jersey’s railroads and yet most of the time it is shielded from public view at its restoration facility in Boonton. The annual transportation festival is one of the few times of the year the public can view the equipment.

The event is being held in concert with Boonton Township’s annual street fair.

Among the equipment highlights are Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 No. 4877, New York Central E8 No. 4083, and Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 as well as numerous passenger and freight cars. The Hickory Creek, the tail car from the 20th Century Limited, will also be on display.

“The URHS owns the largest and most historically valuable collection of railroad equipment in the state of New Jersey,” URHS officials say. “While the organization’s Boonton storage and restoration facility is not normally open to the public, this one-day event, an expansion of previous years’ Transportation Heritage Festival, will grant the public access to the preserved and restored portion of the New Jersey-centric collection.”

More information is available online.

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