Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Freight & Rail Yard, Long Slip Canal, New Jersey Transit Hoboken Rail Yard, Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NJ-135-A
Building/structure dates: 1870 initial construction
Significance: The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DL&W) Long Slip Canal contributes to the Old Main DL&W Railroad Heritage District. Long Slip was significant for its critical role in facilitating the transfer of goods from lighters (a flat-bottomed, often unpowered barge used in unloading or transporting goods short distances) to freight cars. Long Slip, which was served by two sixty-ton gantry cranes used to transfer heavy export freight, was a major factor in the success of the DL&W's export freight operations.
Donnelly, John M., Photographer
Drobbin, Lynn, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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