The Montclair-Boonton Line runs on a different schedule on weekends, and since we were already in Paterson to see the spectacular Great Falls of the Passaic, it made sense to use the Paterson New Jersey Transit station to get a train on the NJT “Main Line” from Paterson to Secaucus Junction, transferring at Secaucus to a Morris and Essex Line train running on the Northeast Corridor to get in to Penn Station.

The Paterson station is an old Erie Railroad station, and the elevated structure of the station still has “Erie Railroad” written in the concrete.  Eric took some pictures while waiting for the train.

Paterson Station elevated platform

The elevated station platform provided a nice view of a square in Paterson

Paterson Station

Paterson Station platform, looking north up the NJT Mainline; trains heading out of Hoboken to Suffern or Port Jervis travel past, stopping on this side

Flags outside Paterson Station

An attempt to capture the 9-11 memorial flag (in white) waving in the wind