||Welcome to the NJ Museum of Transportation's Pine Creek Railroad!
The NJ Museum of Transportation and Pine Creek RR's website is undergoing a major rebuilding due to the loss of webhosting. This temporary website will keep you up to date on things going on at Pine Creek. Stop back to see our new site soon!
Our URL, www.njmt.org, is still in place. Be sure to bookmark it.
2002 is Pine Creek's 50th anniversary! Big doings this year, check back to see our Calendar of Events for the year.
As before, our new improved site will feature many interesting features and links.
|Calendar of Events:
Members, look for information in the mail for our Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Annual Meeting on Friday, March 8, 2002. Some serious awards are going to be presented this year! We logged in 16,379 hours in 2001, and this is our 50th year, so be prepared for quite a party!
If you would like to be on our mailing list for the Christmas Express for 2002, and get the first crack at tickets, please drop us a note at: Christmas Express 2002, NJMT Pine Creek RR, PO Box 622, Allaire NJ 07727-0622, with your name, address, phone, etc.
Pine Creek reopens in 2002 on Palm and Easter Weekends, March 23 & 24 and 30 & 31. The Easter Bunny rides the train and visits with the kids. Trains leave every half hour from Noon to 4:00. Train fare is 5.00 per person. This is the start of Pine Creek's 50th year!
Our Annual Machinery will be held on Sunday, June 9.
Railroaders Day will be RAILROADERS WEEKEND this year, in honor of our 50th anniversary! Sat & Sun, Sept 7 & 8. This will be the big birthday party! More details to follow.
Big plans for our 50th year, including a big anniversary celebration. Stay tuned...
Thanks to all for a very successful 2001! We carried over 55,000 paid fares in this year!
|A Little History:
The Pine Creek RR was founded in 1952 in Marlboro NJ, one of the first operating steam preservation railroads in the US.
After outgrowing the original 2.5 acre site the railroad was reorganized as the New Jersey Museum of Transportation Inc. with the Pine Creek RR becoming the operating division and main exhibit of the museum. Over 1963 and 1964 the railroad was moved, one piece at a time, to new quarters in Allaire State Park in Wall NJ.
Today the Pine Creek RR is the oldest continuously-operated steam preservation railroad in the US and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2002.
Congratulations to our dedicated volunteer Members! We logged in 16,379 hours in 2001, beating 2000's previous all time record of 12,500! Members will see the breakdown in the next ORDER BOARD newsletter. Many thanks to the crew! Talk about breaking a record!!!
The operation of NJMT and the Pine Creek RR is carried out by a dedicated staff of volunteers, dedicated enough to log in over 16,000 hours annually! These talented individuals operate the train and sell tickets, maintain and restore our historic railroad equipment, and even carry out the administration and business end of the museum and railroad.
NJMT is a 501c3 tax-exempt not-for-profit educational organization. Although located in Allaire State Park the NJMT is independent and receives no state funds nor tax dollars. All income is realized from train fares, gift shop sales, membership dues, and donations.
Various classes of memberships are open, from Working to Associate. Email us at the link at the bottom of the page for more information.
Allaire Village, our next door neighbor
Located in Historic Allaire State Park, Route 524, Allaire (Wall Twp) NJ, two miles west of Garden State Parkway Exit 98 and NJ Route 34, and one mile east of I-195 Exit 31, just minutes from Jersey Shore beaches and attractions, Historic Allaire Village next door, and Historic Monmouth Battlefield just a few miles away. Call 732-938-5524 or email us for further information.
Pine Creek #26 in action, 1-Jan-2001
Photos by Member Jo Smith Schloeder, Creative Approach Inc.