1910 Ringwood, N. J. Quadrangle Topographic Map

With photos of the Sterling Mountain Railway and the Erie's Greenwood Lake Branch

Scans of a 1910 topographic map; 15 minute, Ringwood NJ Quadrangle; broken down into nine segments. Each segment 'thumbnail' is linked to a larger image of that segment. Just click on a segment to view the larger version (and be advised: each large image is just over 200K in size. Be patient.)

The Northeast segment shows the Sterling Mt. Ry. from Lakeville to Sterling Furnace.

The East segment shows the Erie's Ringwood branch, from the NY&GL to Peter's Mine.

The New York & Greenwood Lake (Erie's Greenwood Lake Branch) spans the Southeast, East, and Northeast segments, from Pompton Lakes to Sterling Forest.

The NYS&W from Pompton Lakes to Newfoundland spans the Southeast, South, and Southwest segments.

The upper end of the CNJ's Wharton & Northern is on the lower edge of the Southwest segment, where it connected with the NYS&W at Green Pond Junction.

And, a portion of the Lehigh and Hudson River cuts across the Northeast and North segments.

Northwest North Northeast
West Center East
Southwest South Southeast

Some pictures from the Sterling Mountain Railway

A view of Lakeville, the end of the Sterling Mountain Railway on Sterling Lake.


Sterling Mountain Railway No. 2

Number 2

Unknown locomotive with what was apparently the only passenger car.


Locomotive 'Sterling' and crew, apparently at rest. Note the bicycle...


The Erie's Sterlington station (just south of Sloatsburg) at Sterling Junction, where the Sterling Mountain Railway joined the main. The name lives on as NS's CP Sterling.


New York & Greenwood Lake

The Erie's Wanaque-Midvale station on the 'Greenwood Lake'.


'End of the Line'- the Sterling Forest station, at the New Jersey/New York border on Greenwood Lake's East shore. In the heyday of the branch, trains would be be met by several steamers connecting with the many resort hotels that ringed the lake.

Sterling Forest