·NOTES ABOUT THE DL&W MORSE WIRES
· All wires originated at NY office (Western Union wire chief), 60 Hudson St, NY City
· Wire #1 went via Paterson, Boonton, Netcong, Andover Jct, then via the L&H to Warwick
· Wire #2 went via Paterson, Boonton, Netcong to Washington and Phillipsburg
· Wire #14 went via Newark, Summit, and the Gladstone Branch
· Wire #15 went via Newark, Summit, Netcong, and the Sussex Branch
· Wire #40 went via Netcong, Washington, Portland, and to Stroudsburg
· Wire #100 went only between NY and H (Hoboken) and was used for the time signal, or as a spare. The operator at H patched 100 to all other wires at 11:57am daily.
· Wire NH2 was a message interchange wire between railroads serving the NY area, and was a fast and busy wire. At one time, it included all of the following offices:
NC Pennsylvania RR, New York
JC CNJ RR, Jersey City
JR LV RR, Jersey City
YA Erie RR, 50 Church St, New York
H DL&W RR, Hoboken
NH NYNH&H RR, New Haven, CT
Q NYC RR, Grand Central Terminal, NY
W West Shore RR (NYC), Weehawken,NJ (W also handled
messages for the NYO&W RR).
These calls are from the 1950s era, prior to the merger with the Erie Railroad, and are from the memory of telegraphers of that time.