"In the field" railroad history adventures...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Adventure on the Rails

I had a corporate trip this week where I had to fly out of Newark, NJ. I opted to take the train connections to the airport for a short adventure.

Path Train

Working out of Newport that day, I grabbed the Path Train to Journal Square and then switched to the Path to Newark's Penn Station.
NJ Path System

Newark Railroad Station

I spent a short time at the busy Newark train station and frustratingly, as I waited on the platform, trains were very crowded and delayed.
Photos gleaned online
My Photo
NJ Transit Double Decker


The ride was fairly quick to the station where you switch to the AirTrain to get to the airport.
At the AirTrain station, looking back toward Newark.
A glimpse back from the AirTrain at a NJ Transit double decker
The AirTrain was a monorail.  Interestingly, the AirTrain cars were actually short and functioned as separate compartments (like in Europe).

On My Return 

On my return I took a NJ Transit train directly to New York's Penn Station and then walked to Grand Central Terminal to get back home via MetroNorth. The NJ to NYC train ride was very quick and it is always a pleasure walking the streets of Midtown Manhattan.
My trip back to NYC - all on one train
This was the NJ Transit train car I rode in

Sure, some folks may think I am crazy taking the train but I enjoyed it despite the delays and crowding. It's really nice to NOT be in a car stuck in traffic and to walk a bit as well - the fresh air did me good :-)


  1. Thanks for some great posts. It would be more accurate to say "Newark Penn Station," since there is also a NJ Transit station (Newark Broad Street) in the city.

  2. Thanks John but I did call it Newark Penn Station in the second paragraph.