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Central Railroad of New Jersey No. 30 moving crated automobiles at a waterfront railroad spur

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Central Railroad of New Jersey No. 30 moving crated automobiles at a waterfront railroad spur
Smithsonian Institution, Negative #: 55,540

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This object appears in the following sections:


The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s
The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s — Port Traffic

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New Jersey Central Railroad harbor lighter
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This photograph shows a harbor lighter, the Central Railroad of New Jersey's No. 30, moving crated automobiles at a waterfront railroad spur.
Physical Description
Photograph
Details
Date Made:
about 1930
Dates Used:
about 1930 - about 1930
Locations:
New Jersey, New York
Note:
New York / New Jersey waterfronts
History
Harbor lighters were heavily built workboats used to convey cargo from ships to shore or from one part of a harbor to another. The Central Railroad of New Jersey operated a fleet of lighters to haul construction materials and other heavy and bulky items around New York harbor and to rail connections on the New York and New Jersey waterfronts.

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