Railroad History – Monday, October 22, 2018

High Bridge was named for a railroad bridge. Why was it there? Where did the railroad go? What did it carry? How did it affect the town of High Bridge and surrounding area, its growth and residents?

David Goessling, local historian, will outline the history of the railroads in and around High Bridge, including the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the Taylor Wharton plant railroad and the High Bridge Branch. The presentation will include details and photos of the industries served, freight carried, wrecks, structures and, of course, the trains themselves. Plus, Dave will display related models and artifacts from his collection.
Come join us for an interesting evening!

DATE: Monday, October 22, 2018
TIME: 7:30 pm
PLACE: High Bridge Emergency Squad Building
95 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829
COST: Free

This presentation is part of the History and Historic Preservation Speaker Series run by the High Bridge Cultural and Heritage Committee. For information on this series, email: heritage@highbridge.org.