Carole Bolger with Stacey Farley
THE CHALLENGE: New Jersey Transit put out a call for proposals for permanent art installations for its new transit hub. The proposed artworks needed to highlight Seacaucus and train travel.
THE SOLUTION: My partner and I designed three - 6 x 16 foot murals capturing the story of the Iron Horse and the history of Secaucus. The three completed murals took two months to install on the upper platforms and continue to bringten the commute of New Jersey Transit riders.
The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Rail Station (at Allied Junction) is located in the New Jersey Meadowlands at the crossing point where the ex-Lackawanna Boonton Line crosses the ex-Pennsylvania Northeast Corridor's New York Tunnel Extension. The $450 million station opened in 2003.
The junction allows riders to enter Penn Station entirely on New Jersey Transit metal for the first time by transferring at this station instead of to PATH trains at Hoboken.
The Historical Societies of New Jersey were our primary resource for the photos that documented the evolution of the Iron Horse.
Before the design could begin a research tour of the New Jersey region was essential to gather authentic images and an accurate history.
The Historical Society of Newark.
Three Ceramic Tile Murals each with its own History Panel.
Our ceramic panels documents the history of train travel beginning in the late 1800's.
We tell the story of "Life at the Depot" as well as the influence of the "Iron Horse" upon society
These public works projects continue to delight the one million passengers passing through Seacaucus each and every week.
Find them on the upper platforms!