by wildwood junction
South of the current NJT line would be the RDG (ACRR) row, long abandoned. But I have not been able to find any evidence of the row around Egg Harbor City. Would Reading Ave be the old row? Thanks.
Reading Avenue as in Reading Railroad is the original RoW.Apologies for re-posting, but this info certainly does answer the question.
The straightest street (non-highway) in all of South Jersey.
Sure looks like an abandoned 'right-of-way. IT IS.
Heading east towards AC, you may come upon a 'signal tower'
base, all by itself, in the middle of nowhere.
Next time you're in the neighborhood, as you drive south on
NJ Route 50, Philadelphia Avenue, you cross the NJT AC Rail
Line...the next block is Reading Avenue. Turn right and STOP.
You should be 'on' or near abandoned Reading track.
The RoW is mostly a dirt road at this point. Look around,
you'll find track, if it hasn't been paved-over.
CJPat wrote:What did the Reading do once it got to the body of water just east of what is now the Airport & GSP? Did the Reading hug tight to the PRR, bridge the lake, or drop south of the lake to avoid it?It left the parallel run with the PRR (West Jersey) line near Tilton Road and went south across what is now the ACY air field. It ran south of what is now the lake (the railroad came before the Atlantic City Reservoir was established) and ended up next to the Newfield Branch into Atlantic City.