CSNJ May Meeting

Next Meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014
 7:30 p.m. – Refreshments at 7:10
Morris County Cultural Center

CANAL TROLLEY FOR LAMBERTVILLE

By: CAPTAIN BILL McKELVEY

This historical-technology program will explore the canal, rail, river, and transportation history of the D&R Canal Feeder in the Lambertville area. Bill will focus on the current initiative for putting the tracks along the feeder back into service. This plan would promote tourism by providing a trolley shuttle service that would transport visitors between parking areas at the Holcomb Jimison Farmstead Museum to the popular, but parking-deficient, Lambertville Railroad Station.

Captain BilI McKelvey is a retired Insurance Safety Engineer and a life member of the Canal Society and has served as board member and vice-president. As tour organizer he has taken society members on over a dozen trips to explore canals in England, Wales, Ireland, Holland, France, and Canada. Bill is widely known as a life-long proponent of transportation history. Throughout the years Bill has taken on the role of author, publisher, tour director, collector, and leader in the effort to preserve all forms of New Jersey's transportation history. He is the current chairman of Liberty Historic Railway and a Director and Site Committee Chair for the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.

Directions to the Morris County Cultural Center

From the Morristown Green, turn right onto Washington St (County Route 510, formerly NJ Route 24). Travel 3.5 miles west toward Chester. Pass the roads to the Delbarton School and Lewis Morris County Park on the left. After the curve and long white picket fence, look for a sign for the MUA on the right, pointing toward the driveway, which is marked by a street light and lighted directional sign. Make a sharp left turn and drive uphill to a Spanish-style stucco building at the top. Parking is in the lot to the left at the top of the hill. Once inside the main entrance hall of the Cultural Center, the auditorium is to the left. Restrooms are upstairs, with elevator access.

From Route 287 South, take Exit 35, Madison Ave. Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Madison Ave (Route 124). Bear right at the next light onto South Street, continue straight through a series of traffic lights and around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St. (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.

From Route 287 North, take Exit 35, South Street/Madison Ave. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto South St, continue straight through several lights and travel around the Morristown Green. Turn right onto Washington St, (County Route 510, formerly Route 24). Continue as described above.