To Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the January 7, 1905 Official Opening of the Morristown & Erie Railroad's Whippany, NJ Station & General Office, the Whippany Railway Museum has once again commissioned the talented husband and wife artist team of Mary & Barry Shiff to create another Limited-Edition Print that pays tribute to this true Local Landmark structure.
Built by local contractor D.H. Grimes during the latter part of 1904, the beautiful 32-by-60 foot fieldstone station is depicted in this scene hosting a group of skaters enjoying a Winter outing on the frozen natural pond that once was located directly in front of the depot. In the background, M&ERR Engine No. 2 (nicknamed 'The Dinky'), rolls into the station with the mid-day local consisting of Combination Baggage/Passenger Car No. 400. It could be that some of the passengers are headed eastward to Essex Fells to reach a connecting Erie RR train for Jersey City and the ferry boats to Manhattan.
The Shiffs, who have created a wealth of early-1900's views of Northern New Jersey rail stations that have proven to be very popular, worked with the Museum by using period photographs, archival maps and documents to ensure that the details would be authentic. This scene is actually based on an early-1950's photograph taken by the late Anthony "Tony" Russomanno, a longtime Whippany resident who photographed the local scene for many decades.
Proceeds from the sale of this print go directly towards the maintenance and enhancement of the Whippany Railway Museum's exhibits, artifacts and Rolling Stock Collection.
These Limited Edition Prints are available only through the Museum and come in a handsome mat for instant framing in two popular sizes: 11"x14" and 16"x20".
To purchase either one of these prints, visit the Museum's Gift Shop, or you may order by mail...
New Jersey residents please add 6% sales tax.
You and your family can enjoy these trips and events in 2014. All rides depart from and return to the Whippany Railway Museum site in Morris County, New Jersey:
Latest Restoration Projects:
Latest Page Updates:
Since 1965 the Whippany Railway Museum is dedicated to Preserving the Heritage and History of the Railroads of New Jersey through the Restoration, Preservation, Interpretation and Operation of Historic Railroad Equipment and Artifacts from New Jersey and the immediate vicinity