The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal

The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal (HMXAL)

Location: Jersey City, NJ 07305 Hudson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.441', W 74° 2.071'

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Emigrant (Immigrant) Waiting Room

After passing the Statue of Liberty and being processed at Ellis Island, where did the new Americans go?

Once declared "clearly and beyond a doubt, entitled to land" almost two-thirds of the immigrants processed at Ellis Island bought train tickets from the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) ticket office on the island. They then boarded ferries which brought them here to the CRRNJ Terminal in Jersey City.

Upon arrival at the CRRNJ Terminal, the immigrants awaited their trains in the Emigrant Waiting Room.

The area in front of you, once enclosed within a ferry house, was the "Emigrant Waiting Room." Here, in this small confined space, new immigrants were kept apart from the splendor of the main waiting room.

Remnant pipes, a slate urinal and tiles of the restroom floor are still visible today.

When it came time for their trains to depart, the new immigrants, many with their train tickets pinned to their clothing, were led to Track 1 through the North Baggage Tunnel (the arched opening behind you). Special immigrant trains, described as "somewhat resembling cattle cars," took these new Americans on the next leg of their historic journeys.
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Placed ByNew Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581557 N 4506719
Decimal Degrees40.70735000, -74.03451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.441', W 74° 2.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 26.46" N, 74° 2' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)201
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City NJ 07305, US
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