A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Memories of the Old Matawan Station

I still remember buying my monthly train ticket in the old Matawan station. The manager was fired back in the 1980s for fraud involving the monthly stickers he would affix to the paper tickets. He figured out a way to cheat the system. I imagine he got caught up in an audit.

The wooden floor was dry and worn. Lots of cigarette butts fell through the slats. The accommodations were spartan.

The railroad straightened and leveled the tracks passing the station and added a fence to keep people from crossing the tracks. I used to have to use the train`s steps from ground level to board the train.


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