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Sussex Branch Statistics

Here I've compiled various facts about the Sussex Branch.



Acreage: (approximated using a width of 66 feet or 8 acres per mile.)

Total acreage: 251.4 acres (Listed in descending order of acreage)

'Sussex Branch': (169.6 acres)

  • 43.2: Andover Twp.
  • 29.6: Lafayette Twp.
  • 27.2: Byram Twp.
  • 20.8: Branchville Borough
  • 19.2: Andover Borough (mine spur not included)
  • 13.6: Mount Olive Twp. ((Morris County) Waterloo line not included)
  • 12.0: Town of Newton (Newton bypass not included)
  • 4.0: Netcong Borough. (Morris County)

'Franklin Branch': (81.8 acres)

  • 32.2: Sparta Twp.
  • 32.0: Lafayette Twp.
  • 15.1: Hardyston Twp.
  • 2.5: Franklin Borough

South Vernon Branch: 4 miles (32 acres)

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Length:

  • Sussex Branch: 21.2 miles
  • Franklin Branch: 9.1 miles
  • South Vernon Branch 4 miles (not included in calculations.)
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Stations:

  • Number of Stations: 16 in total.
  • At abandonment: 5 (* designates survival under Lackawanna ownership until abandonment.)
    • Netcong* (1903- present)
    • Waterloo (1854- 194?)
    • Cranberry Lake (the Reservoir) (1898-192?)
    • Whitehall (1854-?)
    • Andover* (1854-195?)
    • Newton Junction
    • Newton* ((passenger)1873-1970)
    • Branchville Junction (1869-192?)
    • Lafayette* (1873-194?)
    • Augusta (1889-193?)
    • Branchville* (1869-1994)
    • Ackerson (1869-193?)
    • Sparta Station (18??-??)
    • Monroe (1869-??)
    • Franklin (1869-1958) survived under NYSW ownership until 1958))
    • McAfee


  • Oldest station:
    • Andover was the longest serving station on the Branch as it stood from 1854 to at least 1958.
    • Branchville station remained standing for 125 years. It served the railroad for 97 years.
    • Netcong has stood since 1903 and still serves a railroad (100 years, as of 2003,) but not the Sussex Branch since 1966 (63 years.) So, in 2001 Netcong will be the longest standing station on the Sussex Branch.
  • Youngest station:
    • Probably the youngest, or shortest lived station building would have been either McAfee, or Sparta Station as both were short lived.
  • Station Stats pages 

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