Have you heard of The New Jersey Museum of Transportation? This is one of the best museums in town. Proficient Plumbing & Heating, we are the best plumbing company servicing this community. We are glad to share the best spot in town with you.
About the Museum
The New Jersey Museum of Transportation Inc. [NJMT] is a private educational organization, founded in 1952 by James Wright, Jay L. Wufson, and Pierre Pete Rasmussen. It is operated by volunteers and is non-profit.
The New Jersey Museum of Transportation Inc. is located within Allaire State Park in Wall Township. It is close to other interesting points such as Mossuto’s Market, Attilio’s Pizza & Restaurant, Mizuki Hibachi Asian Bistro, Wall Stadium Speedway, and many more.
None of the members of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation are employed by the state, they are all volunteers who give more than 14,000 hours yearly to staff the organization.
NJMT also owns and operates the Pine Creek Railroad which is exclusively supported by train fares, souvenir sales, and private donations which are tax-deductible. NJMT is open on weekends only from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and tickets are only available online.
During special events, different rates apply, and the tickets are generally non-refundable and cannot be used on another date than the allocated date as a result of the restricted number of people allowed to board the train at a time. The train ride is for about 15 minutes. The nearest parking area is on-site.
History of NJMT
The inception of the New Jersey Museum of Transportation started with the purchase of a Baldwin 0-4 OT engine in 1952 by two railroad enthusiasts. This first engine was named the Pine Creek no 1 and was later sold to the Walt Disney company.
Initially, a 2.5-acre plot of land located at route 9 in Marlboro was bought where the railroad was operated as a tourist attraction but the organization started to experience large property tax increase in 1952, so the non-profit Pine Creek Railroad division of the NJMT was formed and was moved to its current location in Allaire State Park.
Although the Pine Creek Railroad loop is adjacent to the abandoned freehold and Jamesburg agricultural railroad that skirts the park, it was not part of the rail line right of way.
The mission of NJMT is to preserve, collect, interpret, display and operate historic railroad equipment for the future education and enjoyment of railroading history for future generations. So make your way down there today and avail yourself of a historic experience you will remember for years to come.
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As you can see, The New Jersey Museum of Transportation, Inc. is about 20 minutes from our head office in Brick, New Jersey!