Erie Railroad Signal Tower

Erie Railroad Signal Tower, Waldwick: Address, Erie Railroad Signal Tower Reviews: 4.5/5

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XSki007
New Jersey1,110 contributions
Came for the memory
Mar 2021 • Solo
Walk across these 144 steps back and forth when commuting to Jersey City on the NJT.

The tower and environs always remind me of what this location must have looked like a hundred years ago. Amazing and great memories.
Written 21 March 2021
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,366 contributions
The tower is steeped in history
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Waldwick Signal Tower is an interesting piece of local history as it was the watch tower for all the local rail routes. It has seen it all with the railroad and for railroad buffs, it is must see. You can observe the trains going by.

The display currently going on is the railroad deeds and the lines that once went through the area. The view from the tower shows all the current tracks being used as well as the surrounding areas.
Written 29 April 2018
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John K
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A splendid remnant of railroading heyday.
Aug 2016 • Family
It borders an active light-industrial area, The kind of place where the men who are working wear yellow hard hats. We visited on an off day, so there was there was no one around to let us in. But that was OK. There are explanatory signs that offer a good overview of the site as well as a nice introduction to it. The structure has obviously been restored with a care approaching devotion. It is very well maintained. The site could benefit from further engineering, but the over-all effect is unquestionably authentic. Freight and commuter trains run frequently, engines actually sit in the yard. It is a dynamic space, very much attuned to the present, not simply stuck in a sentimental past. I went with two grandsons -- tweeners -- who liked it and want to come back on a day when it's open. The people responsible for restoring this have endowed our area with a generous gift.
Written 31 August 2016
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,366 contributions
The Waldwick Signal Tower offers very nice tour and railroad history
May 2016 • Solo
The Waldwick Signal Tower is easy to miss as it is in a very isolated location by the railroad tracks. It was one of the original towers to guide the rails from the early turn of the century until the 1980's. The Friends group restored it back to its glory and now they are trying to bring the equipment back to the site to show how it functioned.

Take the time to let the tour guide lead you through this and listen to the history of how the signal tower played role in early New Jersey rail systems. Look over their extensive collection of old pictures.
Written 26 May 2016
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