Stations on Reading's Grenloch Branch

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Stations on Reading's Grenloch Branch

Postby David » Sun Aug 01, 2004 12:00 pm

Looking for pictures of the Glendora and Bellmawr Stations on the Grenloch Branch. I have pictures of the Mount Ephraim Station (My Avatar), Runnemede, Blackwood, Glenloch and Gloucester stations. Maybe someone with some old Reading knowledge can find something :) --Thanks
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Postby limejuice » Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:18 pm

Is this branch the overgrown ROW with the green power lines that passes under 42 south just before the Blackwood/Clementon exit?
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Postby David » Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:21 pm

Yes Limejuice, it is. The line is active to the NJ Turnpike in Runnemede. It goes under 42 (no tracks, soon to be a rail trail). That is the Blackwood/Blenheim area.
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Postby bellstbarn » Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:38 pm

Many thanks! This morning, we were at a motel in Runnemede and I decided to look at a right-of-way that seemed to parallel Black Horse Pike. Thanks for identifying it as as a Reading branch.
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Postby David » Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:47 pm

The line parallels Black Horse Pike all the way to its end in Grenloch. Parts of it all through Blackwood and now parts of Blenheim have become a nice rail-trail. Another segment is completed in Runnemede. Plans call for all of the abandoned part to be converted. The active portion includes the towns of Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim and Bellmawr.
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Postby David » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:10 pm

Bring this old thread alive--Has anyone found any old pictures of this old Reading line?--Looking for stations like my avitar (Reading station of Mount Ephraim).--Any information of this line would be appreciated--Thanks :-)
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Postby RDG-LNE » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:07 am

If you can locate a copy, there are photos of the stations in Benjamin Bernhart's (sp?) Reading Station Pictorial books. I forget what volume, maybe the one that includes G? The books are arranged by branchline name, so the Grenloch would be in the volume including G. I grew up in Bellmawr and plan to include a model of the station on my model railroad.

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Re: Stations on Reading's Grenloch Branch

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Re: Stations on Reading's Grenloch Branch

Postby David » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:56 pm

Great picture, Steam man--Thanks for sharing.
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