In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the 1904 construction of the Morristown & Erie Railroad's Whippany, NJ Freight House, the Whippany Railway Museum has commissioned the talented husband and wife artist team of Mary & Barry Shiff of Fort Lee, NJ to create this lovely, limited-edition rendition of the Historic structure that today serves as the Museum's headquarters.
Erected at the turn-of-the-last-century by local builders Hopler & Grimes (who also built the M&E's Morristown, NJ freight and passenger stations; D.H. Grimes built the handsome fieldstone passenger station at Whippany), the Freight House was originally located at the M&E's Whippany Yard on the "station-side" of the tracks, just west of the water tank. The building was moved to its present-day site, opposite the passenger station, in 1967 when development of the area threatened its demolition.
The watercolor scene as created by the Shiffs is historically accurate, as it shows the Whippany Yard as it appeared around 1916, with the "house track" (the track that led to the Freight House) stub-ending just west of the passenger depot, as well as the long-gone siding that once terminated at the western base of the water tank. Morristown & Erie Engine No. 1, built in 1908, completes the vignette as it leads a short freight westbound through Whippany. 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 phootgraphs, archival maps and documents to insure that the details would be authentic.
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...
|"Whippany Freight House", 11"x14" print||$35.00 each|
|"Whippany Freight House", 16"x20" print||$50.00 each|
New Jersey residents please add 6% sales tax.
Shipping: $10.00 for the first print, add $1.00 for each additional.
Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Send a check or money order only (sorry, no credit cards accepted) to:
Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016