Our New Station
The New Jersey Herald was in error last week in stating that our
new station was completed and open to the public. Not even the outside
work is completed, nor the hardwood floor laid in the passenger
room. The work is progressing very satisfactorily, however. Very
general complaint is made of the small size of the building especially
the part devoted to the passenger service. This should have been
much larger, and the ladies allowed a separate room, more especially
to secure greater freedom from tobacco smoke and its attendant odors.
If Cranberry Lake is to be retained as a summer resort, the building
is not half large enough, unless sheds are to be erected to protect
passengers from heat and storm. The new name to be displayed on
the station recognizing both Netcong and Stanhope is nothing but
just and proper, and the railroad authorities should have tumbled
to local conditions with a grain of common sense long ago. The new
station, small as it is, is an advance step toward improvement,
as it will only have to be enlarged a few years hence to make way
for increased traffic. The erection of the present building may
have a tendency to boom this community, as it puts us a little more
in touch with communities of similar size on this and other railroads.
Let the boom come. It cannot come too soon.