Historical Passenger Service

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Historical Passenger Service

Post by PRSL22 »

(I posted this on the SEPTA forum, but I figured I could be helped here in the South Jersey Part

Hey, I'm new here, from the Philly area and always on a quest for knowledge. I figure this could be a good group effort. I'm wondering when most of the Philadelphia suburbs' county seats lost their passenger service or if they still have it. I'll list them, and I obviously know some of them still are served by SEPTA etc., but I'm just copying the list, and if anyone can provide a date and a railroad, that'd be great!


Allentown
Bridgeton
Camden
Doylestown
Dover
Easton
Hamilton (Mays Landing and areas surrounding it)
Media
Middle (Cape May Court House and areas surrounding it)
Mount Holly
Norristown
Philadelphia
Reading
Salem
Trenton
West Chester
Wilmington
Woodbury

ironghost
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Re: Historical Passenger Service

Post by ironghost »

Allentown
Bridgeton -1952 PRSL
Camden
Doylestown
Dover
Easton
Hamilton (Mays Landing and areas surrounding it) -1950 PRSL
Media
Middle (Cape May Court House and areas surrounding it)- 1981 NJDOT
Mount Holly
Norristown
Philadelphia
Reading
Salem - 1950 PRSL
Trenton
West Chester
Wilmington
Woodbury

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Re: Historical Passenger Service

Post by JJMDiMunno »

Adding to ironghost's information (his info also included below for completeness):

Allentown
Bridgeton -1952 PRSL
Camden
Doylestown
Dover
Easton
Hamilton (Mays Landing and areas surrounding it) -1950 PRSL
Media
Middle (Cape May Court House and areas surrounding it)- 1981 NJDOT
Mount Holly
Norristown
Philadelphia
Reading
Salem - 1950 PRSL
Trenton
West Chester
Wilmington
Woodbury - 1971 PRSL

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Re: Historical Passenger Service

Post by peconicstation »

Allentown - April 29, 1967, CNJ Service
Bridgeton
Camden - PATCO and Riverline
Doylestown - SEPTA service
Dover
Easton - April 29, 1967, CNJ Service
Hamilton (Mays Landing and areas surrounding it)
Media - SEPTA service
Middle (Cape May Court House and areas surrounding it) - 1981, former PRSL run by Conrail for NJ DOT
Mount Holly - 1969 Penn Central's Pemberton Branch service.
Norristown - SEPTA
Philadelphia - SEPTA, NJT, Amtrak
Reading - 1981 part of SEPTA's diesel line shutdowns
Salem
Trenton - NJT and SEPTA service, Riverline Light Rail
West Chester - 1986, SEPTA service (line east of Elwyn taken OOS)
Wilmington - SEPTA, Amtrak
Woodbury - 1971, PRSL service

PRSL22

Re: Historical Passenger Service

Post by PRSL22 »

woah thanks guys! you've helped a lot

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