My father, Julian Piechna, worked as a truck loader in the Lehigh Valley Warehouse on Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark, NJ for 35 years between about 1939 to 1974 when he was hit by a car and his working days ended. He helped start a union which was sorely needed. Do you have any information on this branch of the company. How much fun is it to talk about and remember my dad.
Doris Piechna Gethard
The photos of the coal pier labeled as “Fairview” may possibly be mis-identified. Having been a lifelong resident of the area, I’ve never heard it referenced as “Fairview”. To the best of my knowledge, the actual name of the township is “Fair Haven”. There is a town of “Fairview” but it’s downstate along the Hudson River.
I was born and raised in Mountaintop, Pa. I lived there in the 60′s and 70′s.
As soon as you come south on route 309 from Wilkes-Barre, Ashley area and you get to the top of the mountain, evrything to the east is considered Fairview. I went to the Fairview Elementary school in the mid to late 1960′s, it has since been torn down. I lived along the mainline of the Lehigh Valley and Central RR of New Jersey where it went from a single track coming up the mountain to where it fanned out to about 8 tracks just before getting to Penobscot. This whole area is considered Fairview Township.
It was a joy to watch trains then. You never new what kind of equipment lashups you would find on the head end and pushers. Most of the RR employees were very friendly except for two LVRR detectives.
Just thought that maybe this is the Fairview you were talking about.
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