Nickel Plate 759 hustles a westbound High Iron excursion bound for Scranton through the Erie Lackawanna (former Delaware Lackawanna & Western) station at Lake Hopatcong, NJ. The DL&W was a pioneer in the use of reinforced concrete for its structures and bridges, a preference which is on clear display in this photo.
New Jersey Transit trains still serve Lake Hopatcong although the overpass and towers are gone. Just west of here was the junction of the Old Main Line with the Lackawanna Cutoff, which arrowed west across the undulating hills of Northern New Jersey towards the Delaware Water Gap and Pennsylvania. Today the line lies abandoned but there is a perpetual effort underway to relay the tracks for long-distance commuters to NYC.
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