Come ride our passenger trains on the Black River & Western Railroad in Flemington & Ringoes, NJ! Family friendly events are offered throughout the year, including the Three Bridges Excursions, Corn Maze trains, and North Pole Express.

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A Brief History

Founded in the early 1960's by a group of friends with an interest in steam railroading, the Black River & Western Railroad has seen many changes over the years. The first BR&W passenger trains between Flemington and Ringoes operated under a lease agreement with the Pennsylvania Railroad, which still operated freight service on the line. Eventually, the BR&W purchased the line from Lambertville to Flemington, and later added the former Central Railroad of New Jersey line from Flemington to Three Bridges.

Once the BR&W owned the railroad outright, we got into the freight business! We are proud that our little railroad, built in 1854, has never ceased serving its original purpose: providing economical transportation to local businesses. BR&W currently serves several industrial customers in Hunterdon and Warren Counties. In fact, our railroad is one of the few places in North America where you will ocassionally encounter a revenue steam-powered freight train!

Related Groups / Organizations

The Black River Railroad Historical Trust (BRRHT) is a not-for-profit organization which manages the public passenger trains and events on the railroad.

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A !Great Train Robbery
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New Jersey
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Listing Center: Latitude: 40.4352
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.8725
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Black River and Western Railroad

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