There is no one event more responsible for the birth of modern Ramsey then the Paterson & Ramapo Railroad putting a train station on land purchased from a local landowner named Peter Ramsey in then Franklin Township. Without any official name, the station was nicknamed Ramsey’s Station, or as listed on the timetable: Ramsey’s.
What better way to start a small history project, a blog posting my favorite postcards of bygone eras in Ramsey, NJ, then to start with a postcard of the train station.
Built in 1868, it is the oldest passenger rail station in service in New Jersey. Within a couple of years the Paterson & Ramapo was sold to the New York & Erie, later just the Erie Railroad, one of the most important companies during the golden age of American railroads.
In 2004 a major restoration project took place, preserving the original design but making needed repairs. Today images of Ramsey’s past grace the interior of the station courtesy of the Ramsey Historical Association.
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