Pompton Plains station

Pompton Plains is a former railroad station in Pequannock Township, Morris County, New Jersey. United States. Located at 33 Evans Place in the Pompton Plains section of Pequannock, the station is a former stop on the Erie Railroad's Greenwood Lake Division (former New York and Greenwood Lake Railway). The station was a single side-platform station with service from Wanaque–Midvale station in Wanaque to Pavonia Terminal in Jersey City, where connections were made to ferries to New York City. The next station north was Pompton–Riverdale after 1951 (Riverdale station before 1951). The next station south was Pequannock.

Pompton Plains
Pompton Plains Railroad Station July 2017.jpg
The Pompton Plains railroad station viewed from the track side in July 2017.
Location33 Evans Place, Pequannock Township, New Jersey 07444
Owned byMontclair Railway (1873–1878)
New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad (1878–1943)
Erie Railroad (1943–1960)
Erie-Lackawanna Railway (1960–1966)
Township of Pequannock (2010–present)
Line(s)New York and Greenwood Lake Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code1779[1]
OpenedJanuary 1, 1873; 148 years ago (January 1, 1873)[3][4]
ClosedSeptember 30, 1966; 55 years ago (September 30, 1966)[2]
Former services
Preceding station Erie Railroad Following station
Pompton–Riverdale New York and Greenwood Lake Railway Pequannock
Pompton Plains Railroad Station
Pompton Plains Station - September 2014.jpg
Pompton Plains station in September 2014.
Pompton Plains station is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Pompton Plains station
Pompton Plains station is located in New Jersey
Pompton Plains station
Pompton Plains station is located in the United States
Pompton Plains station
Nearest cityPequannock Township, New Jersey
Coordinates40°58′14″N 74°17′36″W / 40.97056°N 74.29333°W / 40.97056; -74.29333Coordinates: 40°58′14″N 74°17′36″W / 40.97056°N 74.29333°W / 40.97056; -74.29333
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference No.08000136[5]
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 2008

Service through Pompton Plains began in January 1873 as part of a railroad from Jersey City to Greenwood Lake and Sterling Forest, New Jersey.[3][4] The station became part of the New York and Greenwood Lake in 1878 and the Erie Railroad in 1896. Service through to Greenwood Lake ended in 1935 and replaced to Wanaque. In October 1963, the station became part of a shuttle line operated by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad between Wanaque–Midvale and Mountain View station in Wayne. Passenger service at Pompton Plains ended on September 30, 1966 as part of several cuts by the Erie-Lackawanna.

The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 2008. The station serves as the Pequannock Township Museum and was restored in 2010.[6]


James R. Evans was the station agent from the 1870s to turn of the 20th century.[7] Regular passenger train service for the train station ended in 1963, although shuttles from Mountain View remained until 1966.[8] Freight service to the station continued into the 1980s.

More recently, the station building was used as a clothing consignment shop, and later as a State Farm insurance office.

See alsoEdit


  • Baxter, Raymond J.; Adams, Arthur G. (1999). Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And Stories of a Deckhand. Fordham, New York: Fordham University Press. ISBN 9780823219544.
  • Whittemore, Henry (1894). History of Montclair Township, State of New Jersey: Including the History of Families who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Prosperity. New York, New York: The Suburban Publishing Company. Retrieved February 6, 2020.


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Last Train to Wanaque Sadly Ends an Era". The Paterson News. October 3, 1966. p. 11. Retrieved June 15, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ a b Whittemore 1894, p. 47.
  4. ^ a b Baxter & Adams 1999, p. 147.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Pompton Plains Train Station dedication". North Jersey Media Group. April 28, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  7. ^ Janoski, Steve (May 12, 2010). "Pompton Plains Train Station restoration complete". North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved June 17, 2010.
  8. ^ Yanosey, Robert J. (2007). Lackawanna Railroad Facilities (In Color). Volume 1: Hoboken to Dover. Scotch Plains, New Jersey: Morning Sun Books Inc. ISBN 978-1-58248-214-9. |volume= has extra text (help)

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