The Maywood Station Museum is
operated and staffed by the
volunteer membership of the Maywood
Station Historical Committee. The
main focus of the museum is
concentrated on the history of
Maywood Station and the New York,
Susquehanna & Western Railroad and
the roles they played in the
development of the Borough of
Maywood and the surrounding area.
The museum collection contains
hundreds of photographs, displays,
documents, maps and artifacts
covering the histories of Maywood
Station, the NYS&W and local
railroads, the Borough of Maywood,
and the local region, which are
changed periodically and designed to
entertain and educate visitors of
all ages as well as offer a virtual
timeline to these subjects. Maywood
Station is listed on the National
Register of Historical Places and
the State of New Jersey Register of
Historical Places. In addition, the
Maywood Station Museum is listed as
a Historical Archive by the State of
New Jersey. Maywood Station Museum
is also the official site of the New
York, Susquehanna & Western
Technical & Historical Society's
archive, which contains 1000's of
drawings, maps, track diagrams,
photos, timetables, documents and
records covering the history of the
New York, Susquehanna & Western
For those interested in historical buildings, meticulous care has been taken by the Maywood Station Historical Committee to show the museum in a historical context. The museum features the original woodwork painted and stained in its original colors and original Maywood Station furnishings have been restored and displayed such as the potbelly stove, station agent's desk, chairs, telegraph keys and freight scale. Victorian-period original light fixtures and sconces adorn the ceilings and walls. Additional items have been painstakingly reproduced to the exact original specifications of over one-hundred years ago including the station benches and bay window area.
Have you ever wondered what the inside of an actual caboose looked like? The Maywood Station Museum has a caboose and visitors are invited to climb aboard Caboose 24542 and view additional displays and an operating model train layout. Also found on display on the station grounds is original 1942-built New York, Susquehanna & Western Alco S-2 diesel locomotive #206, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State of New Jersey Register of Historical Places. Both NYS&W S-2 #206 and Caboose 24542 have been carefully restored by Maywood Station Historical Committee members.
The Maywood Station Museum is also open by appointment for class trips, boys and girls scout trips, senior citizen trips and for other organizations and clubs as well as for movie and television filming, commercial props, photo shoots, etc. Please contact us by sending us an e-mail for further information and available dates and times. In addition, other special events will be added to the Museum Operating Schedule when appropriate.
So, mark your calendar for the next Maywood Station Museum Open House date and prepare to take a trip back in time and see history and more. Admission is free. Donations are welcome toward further preservation and maintenance of the historic Maywood Station Museum. We hope to see you at a future Maywood Station Museum event.