Two additional books are:
"The Trains to America's Playground"
The West Jersey Chapter of the National Railway Historical
"Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines"
Crusader Press, PO Box 54, Ambler, PA 19002
The PRSL was formed in the early 30's from a "shotgun
marriage" of the South Jersey interests of the PRR (Camden
& Atlantic, West Jersey & Seashore) and the RDG (Atlantic
City Railroad). The Press-Union archives, South Jersey
Magazine plus the city and county libraries have a wealth
of info and photos.
Since I lived less than two blocks from the terminal, as a
young teen, during WW2, I haunted the engine terminal.
Jimmy, the railroad cop finally stopped chasing me, when I
told him that I was trying to build models,
During the WW2 era, the PRSL had no revenue freight cars.
Camp cars were PRR standard, gray w/ black PRSL. Cabin
cars were N-5, N-6b and some old ND. Passenger cars
were tuscan P-70, PB-70 (ALCO, Eastern Car Works, Bachmann),
B60 (Bethlehem Carworks) and some scattered RPO lettered
Locomotives were numbered in the PRR 6000-6099 consisting of
E6s, 4-4-2; H9s, 2-8-0; B6sb 0-6-0 (Bowser) plus one RDG
A5s 0-4-0 Goat (Mantua) to work AC Electric Co. An OE55
doodlebug ran on the WJ&SS trackage through Mays Landing.
During the peak summer loads, RDG green PBn coaches
(Bethlehem Carworks) were added along with PRR K4s 4-6-2
(Bowser, Bachmann); RDG G1s, 4-6-2, P7s 4-4-2 (Mantua rare).
The RDG truss draw (swing) bridge near the Expressway is
about the only recognizable trackage or structure left.
Of similar basic design and dimensions, the Walthers Union
Station makes a good starting point for kit-bashing the
terminal building at Arkansas and Arctic Aves,
Hope this helps.
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