CNJ Bronx Terminal Video

Some finally surfaced!

Phil Goldstein of INDUSTRIAL & OFFLINE TERMINAL RAILROADS OF BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND, BRONX & MANHATTAN fame sent me this bit of video shot in 1957 of the terminal. I was convinced there was none, but fortunately, I was wrong!

Comparing the video with some of the images I have, it would appear that the video was shot at the same time and day the stills were taken.

Thanks Phil!

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 | 03-16-2011 | 02:03 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Video


  1. Awesome find! And in color too!

    Comment by Tom Campbell — March 16, 2011 @ 3:37 pm
  2. Think of all the scrap paper required to detail the trackwork!

    Comment by bror hultgren — March 16, 2011 @ 4:32 pm
  3. Glad to see you surfaced too Tim. 😉

    Comment by Shane — March 16, 2011 @ 6:57 pm
  4. Wow, awesome! Great shots showing the colour (color!) of the dirt, yes–the scrap paper, the weathering on the building too.

    Comment by Colin 't Hart — March 17, 2011 @ 10:52 am
  5. Tim, How did you animate your layout with moving autos and people???? Really neat to see the proto…

    Comment by Drew — April 14, 2011 @ 8:34 pm
  6. So, it seems that you have taken some time off. I have enjoyed starting from the beginning of this beautiful build and I am looking forward to the finish. Any news on when you might start building again?

    Best regards,
    Mike Olds

    Comment by Mike Olds — May 11, 2011 @ 8:07 pm
  7. Very cool! Was watching a movie the other night and there was a shot of a train in New York and it made me think of this prototype and your layout. Glad there’s some video to go with it now.


    Comment by Nathan — June 3, 2011 @ 9:54 pm
  8. Tim,

    Noticed a decrease in updates on this site and no mention of further progress on your CNJ Bronx Terminal. Can we expect to see something soon or is the project on hold?


    Comment by Dave — July 24, 2011 @ 3:37 pm
  9. Yeah Tim, any updates? Your public would love to know. 🙂

    Comment by Matt — August 21, 2011 @ 7:14 am
  10. One of these days I will click this link and see progress.

    Seriously, what happened?


    Comment by Chris — October 13, 2011 @ 1:58 am
  11. Ground control to Major Tim? Anyone? Bueller?

    Comment by Matt — February 8, 2012 @ 5:23 pm
  12. Hi! Very nice video. It looks like the track to the engine house is removed in this video. I wonder why? Did they get tired of placing the lose rails over the switch to get to it?

    Comment by Anton Torstensson — March 3, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

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