April 2016 update

A Boost for Wharton Trolley Initiative

For many months we have been working diligently on an initiative to re-install track and build a car barn on the former Central Railroad of New Jersey right-of-way on the hillside above the watered section of the Morris Canal in Hugh Force Park on the west side of the Borough of Wharton. Local and county officials have been supportive. We have received letters of support with pledges of materials, equipment and funding from the following:

  • Friends of NJ Transportation Heritage Center - rail and track parts.
  • North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society - trolley car(s) and volunteer operators.
  • United Railroad Historical Society - passenger car(s) and a locomotive (if needed).
  • Liberty Historic Railway - funding to construct a car barn, purchase ties, install track and transport supplies & equipment.


New Roof for the former CNJ Hopatcong Junction Station

LHRy has funded a replacement slate roof for the former CNJ Hopatcong Junction station which was relocated decades ago to the corner of N. Main Street and E. Dewey Avenue in Wharton. The following is a link to a time-lapse video of the re-roofing work in progress: