Protecting the Past
BLACK RIVER RAILROAD HISTORICAL TRUST
Not so long ago, there was only one way to travel
across the country — by train. From 1872 through 1929,
Ringoes Station was Hunterdon County’s gateway
to the world. The railroad could take you anywhere —
Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, even the Jersey Shore.
The Black River Railroad Historical Trust is dedicated
to preserving this exciting part of New Jersey’s history.
The mission of the Black River Railroad
Historical Trust (BRHT) is to continue the work
of the founders of the Black River & Western Railroad
through conservation and education. The BRHT is
restoring vintage equipment, preserving objects and
documents from railroad history, and creating an
environment which promotes the joy of railroading.
The sights and sounds of the railroad are alive in
Hunterdon County, thanks to the hard work
of our loyal volunteers. Trains still run from
Flemington to Ringoes, bringing passengers in
historic coaches to visit the restored
Ringoes Station and yard.
But there is still much to do. Engine #60,
a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive, is being
refurbished. Engine #60 is the only standard gauge,
steam locomotive in New Jersey engaged in
regularly-scheduled passenger service. A museum
car is being created, with interactive exhibits for
children. Part of preserving the past is passing it
on to the next generation.
You too can be a part of railroad history.
Come aboard today and join the
Black River Railroad Historical Trust.
Join in 2003 to become a charter member
and receive a certificate suitable for framing!
(Click logo for membership information.)
Ringoes, NJ 08551
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