R.R. Station, Chester, N.J., postcard, undated.
Best known as Muskrat Depot, the Chester Railroad Station was built to help the Chester Railroad Company transport iron ore from the mines to the furnace, and on to other destinations. The company was a part of the Morris & Essex Railroad, which eventually became the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad (the D.L.&W.) line. Daniel Budd, the state director of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, wanted the railroad to travel through Chester’s Main Street, behind his hotel, but it was built one mile outside of town.
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