Andover Will Lose RR Station Agent
Andover -- For the first time since the Lackawanna
Railroad opened a station in Andover in 1853, the borough will be without
a full time agent after March 6. With permission of the New Jersey Public
Utility Commission, the railroad issued orders this week to discontinue
Station Agent at Andover is Daniel Plant, who has held
the position for two years. Plant formerly was agent at the Newton station,
but replaced Millard F. Tallman in Andover when the Newton agency was
discontinued. Tallman is now working at the station in Branchville.
Discontinuance of the station agent at Andover will
mean that there will be no ticket or telegraph services from the station
after March 6 and all shipments of freight and express in less than
car-load lots will be handled through the Newton station.
Residents of Andover protested against the proposal
to discontinue the station agent at a PUC hearing about two months ago.