In 1871, the New Jersey Midland Railway, predecessor of today's New York, Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W), began constructing a rail line between Newfoundland, NJ and Hackensack NJ. The line was part of a plan to connect with the New York & Oswego Midland (later New York, Ontario & Western) in Middletown, NY and provide rail service from the Great Lakes to New York Harbor. The residents of what would later become Maywood, which at the time was part of an area called Midland Township, saw the advantages of the new railroad and requested a stop be made. At the time, approximately 13 homes with nearly 90 residents were in the boundaries of today's Maywood. Soon afterward, construction of Maywood Station began. On March 11, 1872, the New Jersey Midland commenced operating trains on the new line and Maywood Station formally opened in the same paint colors you see it restored to today. Six passenger trains a day in each direction initially stopped at Maywood. It should be noted that for a brief period after the station opened, the station sign said "West Hackensack" but this was removed due to the requests of local residents who wanted the station named "Maywood", as the immediate area surrounding the station had then become known. http://www.maywoodstation.com/index-3.html
Maywood Caceres Portraits