Crossover of Reading and PRR lines in Cape May County Courthouse

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Crossover of Reading and PRR lines in Cape May County Courthouse

Post by Bobby S » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:56 pm

I have always been interested in this. I know there is a middle township bike path and it intersects with the old Reading line. Was this a diamond back in the day or a bridge crossing of one over the other?
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Re: Crossover of Reading and PRR lines in Cape May County Courthouse

Post by liftedjeep » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:47 pm

Bobby S wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:56 pm
I have always been interested in this. I know there is a middle township bike path and it intersects with the old Reading line. Was this a diamond back in the day or a bridge crossing of one over the other?
The West Jersey & Seashore crossed the Reading's Line at a diamond on its way into Wildwood, just east of Anglesea Junction. There was even a switch tower located there, where the two lines met.

I've explored the area, and the foundation of the tower can still be found in the woods along the line to Cape May.

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Re: Crossover of Reading and PRR lines in Cape May County Courthouse

Post by GSC » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:51 pm

If you are into the P-RSL, I just today found a book on it. Loaded with pics, lots of info. Terminal track maps and full equipment rosters. (Found it in a box I was poking through in the attic. A eureka moment).

The book is "By Rail to the Boardwalk", by Richard M. Gladulich, 331 pages, copyright 1986. Start to finish of the story, from ACRR, P&R, PRR, and WJ&S, to the start of PATCO. Fascinating.
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