Jersey Railway. By 1928 competition from buses and private cars were threatening the railway's future. The jersey railway was not a typical sleepy narrow gauge railway, instead operating a very intensive commuter style timetable peaking at 32 trains in each direction in 1925, when almost 1.1 million passengers were carried.
On 6 april 1873 the jersey eastern railway company was registered. In 1864 the states of jersey passed a law authorising the construction of the island's first railway. The track length was 18.57 miles.
Southern Railroad Of New Jersey Photograph by Kristia Adams
The track length was 18.57 miles. On 6 april 1873 the jersey eastern railway company was registered. Converted to narrow gauge in 1884 and extended, the line closed in 1936. New jersey's first railroad state rail mileage through the years (chart) classic railroads to serve new jersey railroad museums and attractions many of their landmarks can still be seen in the state such as the jersey central's jersey city terminal and the delaware, lackawanna & western's hoboken terminal and new jersey/lackawanna cutoff.