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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania

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  by Tom_E_Reynolds
 
Hi all,

I have a few simple questions about the Wilmington and Northern RR.
As I understand, the Wilmington & Reading line was built in 1869-70, the line was reorganized and renamed the W&N RR in 1877, and the Reading RR leased the W&N line in 1900.

1. Did the W&N ever have their own engines or rolling stock before the Reading lease?
Or did they just always lease Reading Engines?
Are there any pictures online of W&N rolling stock?

2. When was the Warwick branch built from Elverson (Springfield) to St. Peter's to service the Knauer's granite quarry?

Thanks.
  by rcthompson04
 
2. My understanding is that the Warwick branch ran from 1880 to the late 1920s.