The Story of the Centerville and South Western Railroad

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Beginning in 1948, the Becker Farm Train ride, as it was known locally, was a destination stop in New Jersey. It featured a miniature, 2 inch scale, 9 7/16 gauge, railroad with a live steam locomotive, a diesel locomotive and passenger cars. The scenic ride was enjoyed by young and old. An adjacent farm stand sold fresh vegetables, chocolate milk and orange juice. In the spring, children could visit the new piglets.

A film, “The Story of the Centerville and South Western Railroad” – Roseland was once called Centerville – will be shown at a meeting of the Garden Club of the Caldwells on Thursday , January 17th ,  in the Community Meeting Room of the West Caldwell Public Library beginning at 1 p.m. This program is free and open to the General Public. For more informationm call 973-226-7490.


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