In 1869, $100 and a strip of land were donated by local property owners to build a depot and bring the Susquehanna & Western Railroad through Wyckoff. The provision was that any passenger train using these tracks must stop in Wyckoff. This was the birth of a new era for this small community. A resident recounted, “The railroad came through the center of George Terwilliger’s farm and he was very upset by the center of his farm being condemned by public law.”