Lot 177: BERN HILL (1911-1977). JERSEY CENTRAL - THE BIG LITTLE RAILROAD. Circa 1950s. 24x18 inches, 61x45 cm.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
BERN HILL (1911-1977) JERSEY CENTRAL - THE BIG LITTLE RAILROAD. Circa 1950s.
24x18 inches, 61x45 cm.
Condition A: minor skinning along upper right edge. Paper.
An EMD F3 Locomotive, produced between 1945 and 1949 by General Motors, is shown here crossing the original Newark Bay Bridge connecting the Elizabeth port and Bayonne at the southern end of Newark Bay. The Central New Jersey Railroad bridge was superseded by the current Newark Bay Bridge which opened in 1956. The original bridge slipped into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. Demolition of the structure began in 1980.