The Central Railroad of New Jersey, commonly known as the Jersey Central Lines or CNJ, was a Class I railroad with origins in the 1830s. In 1976 it was absorbed into Conrail with the other bankrupt railroads of the Northeastern United States. Its main line ran from Jersey City west through New Jersey to Phillipsburg and across the Delaware River to Easton and Scranton in Pennsylvania. Branches stretched into southern New Jersey to Delaware Bay.
The CNJ was acquired by the Philadelphia and Reading Railway in 1883. Though that was later canceled, the Reading continued to exert major influence over the CNJ, and used it for its New York City terminal.
Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey includes the CNJ's Communipaw Terminal.
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