Beachwood Train Depot as Post Office Recalled

Shortly after posting the image of the train depot from around 1960, before it was demolished in 1962, longtime former borough police chief, John Moody, wrote in with this memory:

“Not only did the train depot serve as a train station it also housed the post office, even after the trains stopped running. I liked going there to mail post cards, when you walked inside it was like stepping back in time. It also had a distinct closed-up bungalow odor. My first memories would date back to the mid to late
1940s.”

As a result, we dove back into the file archive and pulled this picture taken in the 1940s-50s showing the opposite side of the depot, from Beachwood Boulevard, when it was also used as the post office. Photo courtesy the Joan Disbrow-Morris collection.

Note: We’ve never seen a picture of the interior, so if by chance anyone reading this has one for some reason or another, please write us at beachwoodhistoricalalliance@gmail.com.

No reprints permitted without explicit written permission by the Beachwood Historical Alliance.

No reprints permitted without explicit written permission by the Beachwood Historical Alliance.

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One thought on “Beachwood Train Depot as Post Office Recalled

  1. The ford parked on the left is either a 49, 50, or 51 model. So the pic is probable 50s.

    We had box 7 in post office from 1924 until my mother retirrd as the Post Master in the 80s.

    I remember riding the train from Lakehurst to visit my grandparents in late 40s, but don’t remember if we got off in Beachwood or Toms River. In the 50s, freight went to the Toms River terminal.

    As wrong and stupid as it was, in the mid 50s us kids used to jump on and off the train as it went trough Beachwood.

    Thanks for the picture it brings back lots of memories.

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