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The Pine Creek Railroad is part of the NJ Museum of Transportation, located at Allaire State Park. Pine Creek has the distinction of being one of the few real railroads whose trackage is an oval, like the common toy train set. It is a "narrow gauge" railway, meaning that the distance between the rails is narrower than the standard gauge of US railroads. Narrow gauge trackage is used for industrial, mining, logging, and operations in difficult terrain.
Along with having a car barn and engine house, Pine Creek features genuine railroad buildings from regional roads, among them the old Freneau Station of the Central RR of NJ, and watchman's shanties from the Pennsylvania RR. Locomotives include a variety of gas, diesel and stream; rolling stock includes both passenger and freight cars.
The Pine Creek Railroad offers train rides on weekends from May to October. It''s worth a visit....and parent might like the idea that it's a nice, thrifty day out with the kids. Pine Creek Railroad and Allaire State Park are easily reached from Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Click the links below to see pictures:
NEW - Locomotive #26 on New Year's Day
NEW - More Critters
NEW - The Molly Maguire Train
NEW - Ore Cars and Odd Cars
NEW - Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul in pieces
NEW - Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul in Pieces, 2
NEW - Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul in Pieces, 3
NEW - 25 tonner with train
NEW - The view from the Train
NEW - Another view from the Train
Steam Locomotive #26 in action
Steamers: 2-6-2 and an Irish locomotive
CP&W Vulcan Locomotive
Gas and Diesel Locomotives
Critters! Little Locomotives!
Center Cab Diesel
Rolling Stock and detail photographs.
Industrial Flat Car
Even More Narrow Gauge Cars
Even More Cars & Locomotives
Locomotives and Details
Bobber Caboose, Lady Edith and The Mystery Car
Pine Creek at Work
The Yard and Track Work
Other Details of Trains and Equipment
Narrow Gauge Couplers
More Wheels and Couplers
More Railroader's Day
Even More Railroader's Day
The Special Train!
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