Philadelphia Marlton & Medford RR
incorporated Jan 1880
construction began April 1880
trains operated between Haddonfield and Marlton by July, 1881
service to Medford began October 1881
According to the October 1, 1907, PRR timetable, The PM&M had stops at Haddonfield, Freeman, Orchard, Springdale, Locust Grove, Cropwell, Marlton, Elmwood Road, Melrose, and Medford. All except Haddonfield, Marlton, and Medford were flag stops.
In January 1885, operation of the PM&M was incorporated with that of the Camden & Atlantic. The PM&M was terminated as a separate corporation in 1896 when the PM&M, Camden & Atlantic, West Jersey Railroad Co, and three other short lines were merged to form the West Jersey & Seashore. The PM&M became the Medford branch of the WJ&S, which was controlled by the PRR.
The last passenger train ran on Sept 24, 1927. The Medford Branch was officially taken out of service Nov 2, 1931
I'm not an expert on the PM&M. All of this info came from the PM&M book published by the West Jersey Chapter-NRHS. An order form can be downloaded:
or you could buy a copy at the Chapter meeting on Saturday Feb 26 at 1 PM, Haddonfield Borough Hall, second floor. The program will be Chapter members' PRSL slides.
[truth in posting statement]: I'm vice president and membership chairman of the West Jersey Chapter-NRHS