New Jersey Herald - September 24, 1868 issue
Putting Down the Iron on the Sussex Extension
PUTTING DOWN THE IRON ON THE SUSSEX EXTENSION -- The
work of laying down the iron on the Sussex Road, between Drake's Pond
and Lafayette, is now going on rapidly. Mr. Noble, Chief Engineer
of the road, assures us, that one week from Monday next, the Locomotive
will be running to Lafayette. Thee rail is of a much heavier pattern
than that used on the Sussex Road between Newton and Andover, and
is a sample of the bars with which the track will be laid to Franklin.
The ties are also much larger and stronger than those at present in
use on the Sussex Road, and when the track is`completed and ballasted
to the Wallkill Valley, there will be no more substantially built
road in this country than the Sussex Road. Work on the Branchville
division, from Lafayette to Branchville, will go on immediately upon
its completion to Lafayette, and the work upon both divisions will
be completed before winter sets in.