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Gone, But Not Forgotten - The Blue Comet by Paul Gitto
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This dilapidated building is hidden away in a public park near Harry Wright Lake.
It’s probably an old storehouse. On it was a mural of The Blue Comet, which last passed through the town in 1941. The mural is faded and chipping badly, and has been ignored, as is the building. A sign of days gone by. Weeds are overgrown around the building.

The Blue Comet was recently memorialized in the TV show the Sopranos. It was when Bobby gets murdered when he is buying the Blue Comet toy train.
There are many tributes to The Blue Comet in NJ and train lore.

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yellow green, blue comet, building dilapidated, mural, nj whiting new jersey harry wright lake

Paul is an avid nature enthusiast, bible scholar, astronomer, astrophotographer and has been a planetarium operator/lecturer at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.
Paul’s nature photography includes Wildlife, Atmospheric Optics , Sunsets, the Pine Barrens and various other objects pertaining to hidden beauty found in nature.

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  • Rich Gale
    Rich Galeover 5 years ago

    great photo, intresting info.
    Rich.

  • Thank you very much Rich!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 5 years ago

    A great photo of history…Lynn

  • Thanks Lynn!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    Great capture, Paul. I think there is a group for delapidated buildings. This must have been very special in its time. XX

  • Thank you Lori!
    I’ll have to check it out, I didn’t notice.

    – Paul Gitto

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    Great capture, great history picture my Friend…sad that it is forgotten:)

  • The building and the mural are there; the train although gone, is not really forgotten. The Blue Comet
    was recently memorialized in the TV show the Sopranos. It was when Bobby gets murdered when he is buying the Blue Comet toy train.
    There are many tributes to The Blue Comet in NJ and train lore.

    – Paul Gitto

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