Chester Branch Railroad Rehabilitation
The rehabilitation of the Chester Branch Railroad is now complete. The Chester Branch is a four mile rail line in Roxbury owned by Morris County. In April 2010, Morris County was awarded $5.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund this rehabilitation project. The funds were directed to the county through the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
The Chester Branch connects to the High Bridge Branch, and these two lines, connect to the NJ Transit line near the Roxbury – Rockaway Township border allowing businesses along these branches to connect to the national rail freight network.
- Photos of the ceremonial Spike Drive – May 11, 2011
- NJN News coverage of the ceremonial Spike Drive – May 11, 2011
- Fence along Chester Branch – April 2011 Pictures(PDF, 2MB)
- Kuiken Brothers receives their first shipment – April 2011 Pictures(PDF, 634KB)
- Work area along the Chester Branch – December 2010 Pictures(PDF, 763KB)
- Work area along the Chester Branch – August 2010 Pictures(PDF, 745KB)
- Work area near Holland Manufacturing – July 2010 Picture(PDF, 178KB)
- Work area near Kuiken Brothers – July 2010 Picture(PDF, 198KB)
- Morris County Press Release December 1, 2009(PDF, 8KB)
- Federal Authorization to Advertise and Transmittal of Executed Agreement November 25, 2009 Letter(PDF, 153KB)
- Freight Rail Improvement Agreement November 20, 2009(PDF, 522KB)
- Agreement for Improvements to Horseshoe Lake Park July 16, 2009 Letter(PDF, 196KB)