S. Michigan Ave.,
Kenilworth, in 1941. The Rahway Valley Railroad's grade crossing can
be seen just down the road.
Department Files. Courtesy of Dr. Walter
Wm. Wyer &
Report on Rahway Valley
Michigan Ave., Kenilworth, N.J.
One track (Main)
Road - Asphalt with
Vehicular - Heavy
|The Rahway Valley Railroad mainline crossed
S. Michigan Ave. (MP 0.89) in Kenilworth. When the
New York & New Orange Railroad originally
constructed through here, Michigan Avenue was not yet in existance.
If you were travelling, by horse and wagon, in those days you would
have taken Faitoute Avenue between Aldene (a part
of Roselle Park) and New Orange (later Kenilworth). Michigan Avenue
was put through to the Boulevard in c.1903 and a grade
crossing was put in place here.
In the early years of the NY&NO there was a
flagstop at the Faitoute Avenue grade crossing. Once Michigan Avenue
was constructed the flagstop at Faitoute Ave. was switched to
Michigan Avenue. This flagstop is mentioned on most passenger
schedules between 1903 and 1922.
Branch made another crossing of
Avenue on the north side of the
Williamson and George Davis ride #15's footboards as the engine
backs towards S. Michigan Ave., coming off the curve from Market
Street. Collection of Patty Clark
|The "Old & Weary" on the "Streak 'o
Rust?" After Delaware Otsego Corporation assumed operations of the
Rahway Valley in 1986 a succession of at least three colorful
diesels came to work on the RV. #116, originally built for the New
York, Ontario, and Western, eventually became owned by Walter Rich
(president of DO) and worked the RV in 1988. Here #116 is seen here
heading eastbound, crossing the S. Michigan Ave.
crossing, towards Aldene. 3/31/1988. Photo taken
by Jeff Jargosch.|