Monmouth Beach had a railroad and a railroad station — two stations in fact.
The one below, the classic railroad depot, stood until the mid-1950s. It was situated along today’s Seaview Avenue (once called Railroad Avenue) off Beach Road. The station was built in 1888 by the Monmouth Beacch Association at a $8,000 cost. The other borough station (see the last image), a much smaller one in Galilee, withstood a major fire 1917 to be torn down in the early 1940s.
The train system that ran through town for 80 years, the Long Branch & Sea Shore Railroad, opened in 1865 and stopped running in late 1944.
Plus: Long Branch Railroad Images / Sea Bright Railroad Images
Monmouth Beach Railroad Station, 1920s.
Monmouth Beach Railroad Station, 1919.
Train depot at Monmouth Beach, 1906.
Town sign at Monmouth Beach Railroad Station, 1942.
Monmouth Beach train station (r) along Railroad Avenue, 1910.
Railroad Station, Monmouth Beach, 1910s.
MB train station, 1909.
Central Jersey train passing through Monmouth Beach, 1942.
Train tracks (c) running through town, early 1900s.
MB train station, 1930s.
MB train station, 1920s.
John Nilsen (l) at the Monmouth Beach railroad station, November 1942.
MB train station, 1907.
MB train station, March 1950. Only the building was up for sale at the time. Any buyer had to move it. The trains had stopped service in late 1944.
MB train station, 1920s.
In Monmouth Beach — a typical Central Jersey train that ran from Sandy Hook to Long Branch, 1930s.
MB train station abandoned, 1950s.
Old MB railroad right of way looking north at the top of Riverdale Avenue, 1970s.
Old MB railroad right-of-way looking north at the top of Riverdale Avenue, 2008. Note: track remnants are still visible in foreground.
Note MB railroad station (at right) on Sanborn map, 1907.
Cancellation notification by CJ Railroad ending stops in Monmouth Beach, December 1945.
Map of train stops along the Jersey Shore, early 1900s.
The end of trains in town. APP, July 1945.
Galilee train station, 1903. E.G. Carr was station agent there for many years. It endured a major fire in 1917, discontinued its railroad agent in 1929 and was abandoned in 1942.
My father Wilbur Lewis is in the photo with John Nilson at the MB Station. He’s on the right. I had seen part of this photo on your home page and wondered who the other man was. I shared on a Facebook page and someone answered my question and posted a link to this page about the MB railroad station. Mystery solved! If you have any other information about this photo, please let me know. Thank you.