Riding the Train and Commuting

Many residents have memories of either riding the trains themselves or or waiting to pick up their father from the station:

"We'd pick up my Dad at the station at the end of his hot summer day in NYC, and head over to Memorial Park for a dip in the pool to cool off before bedtime. Ate my first mulberries from the trees on the Westbound side!"

"I always wanted to have a 'Train Dad' but my Dad worked in Livingston, so alas, he had to drive . . ."

"I used to see so many more people walking home from the station. Now everyone drives."

"I used to run up that hill and wait for my Dad's train . . . grew up hearing the stories of my relative Addison Day who was the 'famous' Chatham commuter."

  (The memories listed above are from comments on our facebook page)



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Post date: August 15, 2017


The 2017 recipient of the Chatham Historical Society Margaret Keisler Scholarship is Paul Coyne of Dempster Road. 

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