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Mountain Avenue (not to be confused with Mountain Station in the Oranges on the Morristown Line) is a grade level station in Montclair with two low-level side platforms with a fence between them that extend south of the grade crossing with Laurel Place. Along the Newark-bound platform nestled between the platform and Upper Mountain Avenue is a historic 1893 station house. What is particularly unique about this stone building with a high gabled roof with second story windows inside it is that the City of Montclair leases most of it out as a private residence. A room on the ground floor is still open as a public waiting area. It is nice and wide with partially stained glass windows allowing natural light in and red benches along the walls. There is also a sealed, stone fireplace. Right before my visit in September 2011, a white domed bus shelter was installed with a new TVM inside it. The Hackettstown-bound platform lacks any amenities and just 23 parking spaces (permits required) along parallel Laurel Place.
All Photos taken on 9 September, 2011 (with the white balance acting funny)

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Can I walk across the ballast and reach the end of the platform?
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Staircase down to Laurel Place
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The newly installed TVM on the Newark-bound platform
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The Hackettstown-bound platform is closed as I approach the grade crossing
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The private home/station house
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The reason trains are single tracking: tree work
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The nice stone station house
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Two doors into the station house, one into the private residence, one into the waiting room
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Outside the waiting room
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Inside the waiting room is a fireplace and stained glass windows
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Stained glass windows above benches with Erie RR engraved
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The stained glass doors and window
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Streetside of the depot
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The grade crossing at the northern end of the platforms, the only way to get between them
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Looking across the grade crossing to the platforms
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