One of Tri-State's main missions is the education of the public about railroad history. To that end, Tri-State has worked with several local authors over the past half-century to publish meaningful research on railroad topics in New Jersey. Several full-length books have been produced, and purchase information for those that are still available may be found below.
We are always looking for new publication opportunities - if you are interested in working with Tri-State to publish a book, please contact our Publications Committee at Publications@TriStateRail.org.
Iron Mine Railroads of Northern New Jersey
by LARRY LOWENTHAL
Originally published 1981
Republished 2016 | hardcover | 146 pages
Larry Lowenthal's classic 1981 book has been republished! This is the authoritative work on the mining region of northern New Jersey and the railroads that served them. Railroads in this region, like the Lackawanna and Central Railroad of New Jersey and their predecessors, greatly influenced the communities they served. Towns like Chester and Rockaway grew up around the railroads and mines that sustained them, and this book is a record of their combined history and eventual decline.
The Lackawanna Railroad in Northwest New Jersey
by LARRY LOWENTHAL and WILLIAM T. GREENBERG, JR.
Published 1987 | hardcover
OUT OF STOCK
DOWN ALONG THE OLD BEL-DEL
by WARREN F. LEE
Published 1987 | hardcover | 366 pages
OUT OF STOCK
The CNJ Bay Draw Wreck Mystery
by DON DORFLINGER
Published 2002 | softcover | 32 pages
MSRP $9.95 - IN STOCK!
Between November 1983 and the summer of 1984, Tri-State published a six-part article in its newsletter (The Block Line) about the infamous wreck on the CNJ's Newark Bay drawbridge which occurred on September 15, 1958. The cause of this disaster still remains controversial.
The full text of these articles along with the accompanying photographs has now been republished in a softcover 32 page book. The books are now in stock and are ready for purchase.
These books retail for $9.95 plus $3.00 postage and 6.875% NJ sales tax.
You may order the CNJ Newark Bay book by mail, as well. Please make all checks payable to "Tri-State Railway Historical Society, Inc." and mail them to P.O. Box 1217, Morristown, NJ 07962-1217.