Tri-State Needs Your Help
Wheelset found in Sunset Lake (Mountain Lakes, NJ)
John Grossmann, the Mountain Lakes Historic Preservation Committee Chairman has reached out to us to see if any of our members might be able to provide more information about this artifact. Please let us know if you can provide any guesses or insight.
The assembly was recovered near the shore of Sunset Lake by the boat dock on the portion of the lake that's closest to The Boulevard, the main street in Mountain Lakes. It's along The Boulevard, on what's now a walking-biking path, that the Trolley tracks formerly ran.
Inside distance 40" (guage)
Outside distance 50"
Note the flanges on the outside of the wheels.
Might this be from one of the trolleys that ran from Denville to Boonton along the Boulevard?
Possibly part of a boat/marine launching railway or plane?
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