Just a sad look at the DL&W's Port Morris, NJ Tower UN taken February 1983. This spot marked the eastern point of one of the DL&W's greatest engineering achievements, the New Jersey Cutoff, completed 1911 when this tower was built. The Cutoff headed west to Slateford Jct. at the Delaware Water Gap and shaved 11 Miles off the old road's route, reduced the ruling grade, reduced curvature and eliminated all highway crossings, all at a cost of $11 Million, which the DL&W paid from its deep pockets. (It later spent millions more on the Nicholson Cutoff in PA). Sadly the tracks on the Cutoff were lifted shorty after I took this picture, though a short section is to be put back in place soon for commuter service!