I've compiled various facts about the Sussex Branch.
(approximated using a width of 66 feet or 8 acres per mile.)
acreage: 251.4 acres (Listed in descending order of acreage)
Branch': (169.6 acres)
Andover Borough (mine spur not included)
Mount Olive Twp. ((Morris County) Waterloo line not included)
Town of Newton (Newton bypass not included)
Netcong Borough. (Morris County)
Branch': (81.8 acres)
Vernon Branch: 4 miles (32 acres)
Branch: 21.2 miles
Branch: 9.1 miles
Vernon Branch 4 miles (not included in calculations.)
of Stations: 16 in total.
abandonment: 5 (* designates survival under Lackawanna ownership
Lake (the Reservoir) (1898-192?)
(1869-1958) survived under NYSW ownership until 1958))
was the longest serving station on the Branch
as it stood from 1854 to at least 1958.
station remained standing for 125 years. It served the railroad
for 97 years.
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.
the youngest, or shortest lived station building would have
been either McAfee, or Sparta Station as
both were short lived.