D.L. &W. Old Main
Delaware station


Lake Hopatcong
Port Murray
Oxford Furnace
Manunka Chunk

MP 79.8 (M. & E.)

Telegraph Call: DE

Delaware, New Jersey owes its existence to John I. Blair and the building of the Warren Railroad. In 1856 Blair purchased land in his own name and proceeded to lay out building lots. He donated the station site to the railroad. The first station was constructed at this time and was noteworthy as it was the only one on the Warren Railroad to contain a dining facility.

The agent was discontinued 1930-34 and the stock yard was removed by 1930. A feed mill, coal company, bulk oil dealer, Bethlehem Steel Co moulding sand were the nearby industries. There was a separate freight house.

The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad (N.Y.S.& W. R.R.) used the station until the station closed in 1943. It was torn down in 1968. The track was abandoned from Delaware to Washington on April 21, 1970.

Additional Views:


  • Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in the Nineteenth Century, Vol. 3, Taber III
  • Lackawanna Railroad in Northwest New Jersey, Greenberg/Lowenthal

Delaware | Hackettstown | Hampton | Lake Hopatcong | Manunka Chunk

Netcong | Oxford Furnace | Phillipsburg | Port Murray | Washington | Waterloo

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