Whippany Railway Museum Donation & Move by J. Supor

385 Locomotive

In October of 1990, the late, Joseph Supor, Jr., founder of J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc. donated the cost of rigging and trucking Old No. 385 nearly 2 miles from the rails of the NYSW to Bergen Tech, where the locomotive was lifted into place on a panel of display track in area adjacent to the school athletic field, alongside the Hackensack River.

The donation of the locomotive from the NYSW to the school was brought about when several staff members and instructors expressed the desire of the school to acquire the locomotive for instructional and educational purposes within Bergen Tech’s “Stationary Steam Course”. The intent of the donation would be for students to have a “hands-on” learning experience while working on a unique, early 20th-century locomotive restoration project.

The 385 Steam Locomotive was transported at 9 AM on Monday, February 4th, 2008.

It was trucked from Supor Industrial Park, 500 Supor Blvd., Harrison, NJ to the Whippany Railway Museum

Route & Timetable

  • 9:00 AM - Supor Industrial Park, Harrison, NJ 
  • 10:30 AM - Grove St. & Bloomfield Ave., Newark, NJ 
  • 12:00 PM - Lackawanna Station, Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 
  • 1:30 PM - Passaic Ave. & Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 
  • 3:00 PM - East Frederick Place, Cedar Knolls, NJ (Final Trucking Destination)


A Letter from Joseph Supor, III

Whippany Railway Museum Press Release