The Raritan River Railroad

The Raritan River Rail Road (RRRR) was a twelve-mile (19 km) short-line railroad founded in 1888 and based in South Amboy, New Jersey, U.S., which ran as far as New Brunswick, New Jersey. It served both passengers and freight in its heyday and operated profitably throughout much of its existence. The RRRR was absorbed into Conrail in 1980, becoming a branch line of Conrail’s system.


The line is now operated by Conrail under the CSX/NS Shared Assets arrangement, and has about six customers. It presently terminates at U.S. Route 1 in North Brunswick, New Jersey, near New Brunswick.


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The Middlesex and Somerset Traction Company
Sayreville, NJ
Sayreville, NJ

Marian Working on the Raritan River Railroad

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