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New Jersey Herald - February 26, 1890 issue

A new freight house is being erected at the junction of the Sussex and Lehigh & Hudson River Railroads at Andover. The companies have been compelled to do this for the purpose of transferring freight from one road to the other.

A civil engineer of the D. L. & W. R. R. Co. visited Branchville last week, and took observations of the country from that village to the Delaware River. It is intimated in railroad circles that the D. L. & W. people contemplate building a railroad from that place to some point in Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Herald - July 3, 1890 issue

The brakemen on the Sussex Railroad, instead of buying their own suits as in the past, have been measured for new suits, which will be furnished by the D. L. & W. R. R. Co. free of charge. The company will give them two suits a year. It is a pleasure to note that this company has taken this matter in their own hands, as it is evident to the passengers that the men in their employ, if compelled to wear suits, are worthy of having them furnished by the corporations that employ them.


New Jersey Herald - August 21, 1890 issue

The air was blue around the Newton depot Wednesday morning. Just as the trainmen were making up the 6:25 and 6:35 train, the locomotive of the 6:25 jumped the turn-table, stalling the locomotives for about an hour. Both trains succeeded in making connection at Waterloo and Franklin.

New Jersey Herald - October 2, 1890 issue

Superintendent Reasoner has issued an order since the explosion of the locomotive at Waterloo, "that no person, except the road master, or foreman on their own sections, will be allowed to ride on the engines on the D. L. & W. R. R. without permission from the Superintendent or master mechanic." The order states that this rule will be strictly enforced.

Sussex Register - October 29, 1890 issue


Richards saw mill, at Branchville Junction, has shut down for one month.