Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Railroads of Hightstown & East Windsor

Received the following flyer and press release via email.

Note:  Click on the flyer to see it full size.  Then use your browser's BACK button to return here. 

Press Release

History of the Hightstown and East Windsor Railroads
Monday, July 29
7 pm

Hickory Corner Branch
Mercer County Library System
138 Hickory Corner Rd
East Windsor, NJ 08520

Railroad historian, John Kilbride, will present an illustrated lecture on the historical significance of the railroad in our area as well as the story of the John Bull locomotive. Topics to be discussed will include: construction of the Camden & Amboy Railroad; operations on the C & A; the Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, early insights into railroad travel and Hightstown views.

Kilbride is currently president of the Camden & Amboy Railroad Historical Group, John has been studying local railroads since moving to East Windsor in 1979. A retired railroader, John has used the rails to travel throughout the United States. Historical research and writing remain his strong interests on a variety of railroad themes. Current projects include assisting a film maker to develop documentary on the Stevens family, drafting a proposal for a historical marker to commemorate the 1901 wreck of the “Nellie Bly” passenger train (near Bordentown) and completing an index of C&A topics from various present-day publications. Registration required. Call the library at 448-1330 or register online at