Remembering The Past: Saving The Milltown Raritan River Freight Station

by Diane Norek Harrison

MILLTOWN-On Dec. 12, 2010 a holiday-themed fundraiser was held at the Milltown Senior Citizen Building to help raise funds to save the Milltown Raritan River Freight Station. The station will be moved when funds are raised and used as a railroad museum. This is the only remaining Raritan River building.

In 1947, the Raritan River Rail Road went from South Amboy, through Sayreville, South River, East Brunswick, Milltown and North Brunswick, to New Brunswick.

On display at the fundraiser were many old pictures, newspaper clippings, miniature trains and other Raritan River Rail Road memorabilia. Days prior to the fundraiser, coal was gathered from around the train station site, washed and sold in a small bag. The coal had been brought to Milltown by the Raritan River Railroad through the years.

The only remaining Raritan River Rail Road Freight Station in Milltown on Dec. 12, 2010. Photo by Diane Norek Harrison

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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