CNJ Bronx Terminal – Then and Now



The same picture, taken 73 years apart.

The black and white image was found in the New York City archives, taken in 1936, the colour version I took last week. I must have been standing at the very spot the first image was taken as they line up quite nicely.

Its interesting to observe what has and hasn’t changed after all this time. The clock tower is still there, although the clock has long since stopped working, one of the hands has fallen off completely. Most of the old buildings are still there, with new occupants. Added in are the luxurious projects in the back ground. Missing is, well the CNJ Bronx Terminal, replaced with another warehouse of somewhat similar design.

There is nothing, absolutely nothing left of the original terminal at this site.

Click here for a larger version.

Note it is 6MB in size and will take a while to download.


About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 07-19-2009 | 10:07 PM
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  1. Do you have just the 1936 version? I’d like to save it.

    Odd sign!

    Comment by Chris — July 20, 2009 @ 2:05 am
  2. That big billboard on the carfloat bridge caught my interest. Any idea what it says? If its a short blurb on what the Bronx Terminal is… what a stroke of luck that would be for you!

    Comment by Dan D Sparks — August 10, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

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