How I Became Interested in Trains & Rail Transit
It was the passenger service operated on the New York & Long Branch Railroad that was largely responsible for my interest in trains and rail transit.
I grew up in Teaneck, where I still live. I was born in 1951, and passenger service on the West Shore Railroad, which provided service to Teaneck, wasn’t abandoned until 1959. But my father, who then worked in Jersey City, rarely (if ever) rode the West Shore trains, and I have no recollection of ever riding (or even watching) passenger trains on this line.