The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal: The main terminal in Jersey City, NJ, was used until 1967 as the transfer point between CNJ (Central Railroad of New Jersey) commuter trains and the passenger ferries to Manhattan. In 1967, all remaining CNJ commuter trains were rerouted to the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Newark, NJ. The CNJ station was then closed and fell into decline. The yard tracks in the area were no longer needed, and no new tenants moved into the location.
After a decades of neglect, the terminal building and its surrounding area was selected for revitalization as Liberty Park. The former yard area is now a grassy park. The passenger terminal now serves as the ticket office and loading dock for the ferry to Ellis island and Liberty Island. The interior of the building features a memorial display for those killed on September 11; there are also storyboards illustrating the building's railroad history. The 20-track trainshed still stands, with "train departure" boards recreated for each track; there is also a memorial to CNJ railroaders. An isolated track segment has a baggage car, boxcar and caboose. The trainshed itself has decayed significantly; it is fenced off and the track area is filled with weeds. Another isolated track segment crosses the stone-paved access road to the building.
See also the Township of Elizabeth.
Thanks to Mike Palmer for contributing information about this route.