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The Central Railroad of New Jersey had a branch line from White Haven that ran through Pond Creek and on to Upper Lehigh. This branch also had a spur line that ran from Pond Creek to Sandy Run.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey originally constructed the 10.54-mile Drifton Branch in 1893.
Although the CNJ lost Coxe Bros. & Co. business to the Lehigh Valley in 1921, 2.37 miles of the Drifton Branch still remained intact (Drifton Junction to Scale Siding) until the branch was abandoned in 1934.
Rail Timetables from the Freeland Tribune, March 18, 1903.
CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY from Upper Lehigh.
November 16, 1902
Stations in New York: Foot of Liberty Street, North River, and South Ferry.
TRAINS LEAVE UPPER LEHIGH.
For New York, at 8:15 AM.
For Philadelphia, at 8:15 AM.
For White Haven, at 8:15 AM and 6:05 PM.
For Wilkes-Barre, Pittston and Scranton, at 8:15 AM.
For Mauch Chunk, Catasauqua and Allentown, at 8:15 AM.
Through tickets to all points at lowest rates may be had on application in advance to the ticket agent at the station.
White Haven depot. Photo by Robert Kaufman, courtesy of Greater Hazleton Historical Society.
Sandy Run general store. Photo courtesy John Zubach.
Back of Sandy Run general store, showing tracks and a Central Railroad of New Jersey car. Photo courtesy John Zubach.
From one of the Plain Speaker, 12-23-1959, reporting on the removal of tracks from the "Old N.J. Central Railroad" in Upper Lehigh and near Pond Creek. Courtesy of Charlie Gallagher.