Frank Miklos

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of our long-time associate and dear friend,
Frank S. Miklos.

Please visit his memorial site and add your thoughts and prayers.

We would request that donations to the 2651 project be made in lieu of flowers.

Life Legacy

Frank S. Miklos, 73, a life-long Linden resident, entered into eternal rest on Saturday June 1, 2013 at the Aurora Hospital of the University of Colorado, Denver while vacationing.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral at the Leonard Lee Funeral Home, 301 East Blancke Street, Linden, on Saturday June 8, at 9 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Elizabeth of Hungary R.C. Church, Linden at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visiting hours are Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Please visit leonardleefuneralhome.com.

Frank was born in Jersey City to the late Linden Fire Chief Frank Miklos and the late Dorothy Findlay Miklos. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Benedict’s Prep. School Newark and a graduate of St. Peters College Jersey City with a B.A. in Business.

Frank worked in the transportation field for 40 years, retiring in 2002 after 28 years of service with NJ Transit as a Senior Service Analyst/Planner.

Frank was a co-founder, treasurer and membership secretary of the North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society, which is in the process of restoring Public Service Trolley Car 2651. He served for 18 years as president of the Electric Railroaders’ Association, a national organization devoted to the history and technology of electric railways throughout the world. He was also a member of the Light Rail Panel of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers, an advocacy organization devoted to improving public transit in New Jersey.

Frank was an avid international traveler and will be greatly missed by his sister, Jeanne Miklos, many cousins and close friends.

Two NJ Cars Moved

The two New Jersey cars (5221 and 5223) at NatCap have been moved to Lyons Industries for Motor and Truck Work.

What's New?

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New Meeting Location!

Same address. Click for details.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Rahway, at 1731 Church Street (corner of West Grand), Rahway, NJ 07065. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM.

NOW in Davis Hall

NJERHS gets things to roll!!

Below are 5 video clips showing the test operation of the power trucks recently acquired for PS 2651.
The test was run on November 18, 2006.

Video 1   Video 2   Video 3   Video 4   Video 5

Now available from the North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society

Trolley Treasures Volume 3 - by A. W. Mankoff

For details on how to order click here.

Got Trucks?? Yes we do!!!

NJERHS has finally been able to aquire a pair of trucks for 2651.

For more details click here.

PS 2651 Work Continues

Even though the daylight hours have grown short and the weather is getting colder work continues on 2651. Click here for the latest update.
Newark City Subway Extension Opens

On June 22, 2002 NJ Transit opened the new extension of the Newark City Subway to Grove Street in Belleville, NJ. The image to the left shows one car inbound and one car outbound right at one of the new grade crossings. Click here for more.
End of the Line for the K-car

It has been reported that the last remaining K-cars on the PATH system are being cut up for scrap. The K-car seen in this rare view above with the H&M (Hudson & Manhattan) logo on a lead car served the New York-New Jersey commuting area through the 1960's. Please visit our tribute page to these cars and be sure to review the history information at the bottom of the page. Click here for more.
Fan Extra!!

Check out our NEW Fan Extra. This is a portion of our web site devoted to some of the photos taken of active rail equipment in and around New Jersey. Click here.

Planning a Trip?

Before your trip, check out our links to Museum and Tourist Operations.
And when you get back, let us know what Museums and Tourist Operations you may have found.
E-mail them to admin@njerhs.org.

Member News


One of our members is seeking information about the following fare register. The register is marked with "Sterling-Meaker Company, Newark, NJ, Patents Applied For." Please send any information regarding this item to calcable@hotmail.com.


Monmouth County Library has conducted oral interviews to celebrate the new millennium. G. Lester Whitfield, a member of NJERHS, has been interviewed. Read more here.


An open request for information from one of our members.

Does anyone have the following?

1. Harrisburg car 300 as built.

2. Atlantic and Shore Fast Line (NJ) Funeral car Absequam (spell?) as built - Stephenson 1906.

3. Gary Railways funeral car Calvary.

Please E-Mail any responses to admin@njerhs.org. Thank you.

Back issues of Destinations now available for order, click here.

Have your events listed.

Do you know of an event that you would like advertised? Submit it to be listed on the NJERHS Events Page. Send E-Mail with information to admin@njerhs.org, or mail it to us at NJERHS, PO Box 1770, Rahway, NJ 07065.