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Discussion relating to the PRSL

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  by pollard7545
Ok, i'm going to quote the dates from the book "Atlantic City Railroad".

1839: Glass Works at Williamstown established- fairly prosperous up until about 1865 even though it was 9 miles from the railroad at Atco.
1867:9.25 mile connection from Atco to Atsion was built by New Jersey Southern Railroad to reach the Glass Works there.
1871: Charter of the Williamstown Railroad Company to be built from Atco to Williamstown.
1873: Track laying begins south from Atco station towards Williamstown. Track laying stopped at Robanna, 1.7 miles west of Williamstown.
1881: Williamstown Railroad went bankrupt.
1883: Track laying continued south to Glassboro, 7.36 miles to take advantage of the Glass Works there. Reading Railroad buys the Williamstown through a phantom name.
1888: Track laying continued on to Mullica Hill, 6.63 miles.
1889: Williamstown Branch incorporated into the Atlantic City Railroad, 22.69 miles.
1929: Passenger service south of Glassboro to Mullica Hill was discontinued.
1933: Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines is born. Under the merger agreement, 7.3 miles between Williamstown Junction and Williamstown was abandoned. The rest would follow later.

By the way, I need the road crossings for the entire Newfield Branch which closed shop in the mid 60's from Newfield to Pedred.

  by Steam man
Check your PM's.
  by pollard7545
Thanks, Steam Man...please check your e-mail