Tuesday, May 10, 2011

RVRR: The little railroad that helped build Kenilworth

When World War I began, the Raritan Valley Railroad (RVRR) continued its influence on the lives of those who lived in and around Kenilworth.
World War I, 1914-1918, led the American Can Co. in Kenilworth and the Fireworks Factory in Union to manufacture munitions. Richard King noted, “American Can Co. provided a string of eight coaches ... every morning loaded with passengers” and that there were “as many as 5,000 workers a day for three shifts.” Continued

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