Eastern Region - New Jersey Division
South Amboy, New Jersey
South Amboy is located on the south bank of the Raritan River across from Perth Amboy. At SA Tower was a junction of PC's Amboy Secondary track, which went south to Jamesburg, and the New York & Long Branch, a PC-Central RR of New Jersey jointly owned commuter line, which went east along the north Jersey coast towards Red Bank and points and east and south, and also went north across the Raritan River to Perth Amboy. At Perth Amboy, the CNJ's Perth Amboy & Elizabethport Branch began. Penn Central had trackage rights on the PA&E Branch as far as Woodbridge Junction, where the PC got onto their Perth Amboy & Woodbridge Branch, which went up to Rahway to join the PC's New York-Philadelphia Main Line at Union Tower in Rahway.
On February 20, 1972, E8 4273 spends the weekend at the engine terminal in South Amboy. The 4273 was one of three PC E8s to be receive Tuscan Red paint and PC emblems. Photo from the Stephen Foster collection. (88 K)