Chapter News


SEPTA Trolley Excursion. West Jersey Chapter is sponsoring an excursion over SEPTA's city trolley lines on Sunday, October 15, 2017. We will be using a SEPTA K-Car (Kawasaki) for the trip. Although exact routing cannot be guaranteed until just before the trip, we plan to use as much non-revenue trackage as possible. We also plan to transit the subway-surface tunnel if available, and will attempt to cover as much of Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 & 36 as possible. The planned duration of the trip is 6 hours, and will include photo-stops where possible and as schedule permits. Space is limited, so it is recommended that you send your reservations in as early as possible. For trip flyer, click here. (Adobe Reader required.) Note: Flyer may display or download, depending on your browser. Posted 08/01/2017.
The Fall 2017 issue of West Jersey Rails Quarterly is now available, and has been mailed to the membership. Please visit our West Jersey Rails Quarterly page for details on this and earlier issues. Posted 09/08/2017.
Athenaeum of Philadelphia Tour 04/23/2017

Athenaeum of Philadelphia Tour. West Jersey Chapter members and friends gather around a model of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Street Station at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Chapter member Kyle Payne (third from left) arranged the tour of the Athenaeum, which featured an exhibition entitled Laying Tracks & Laying Foundations: Building for the Railroad. More information on the exhibition can be found on the Athenaeum of Philadelphia's website.


2017 Dues. For those who wish to renew their membership to the NRHS National organization, be advised that the 2017 dues notices have been mailed, and you should have received the envelope by now. You can renew online at www.nrhs.com or pay by mail. There will be a separate mailing for the 2017 West Jersey Chapter dues. Posted 12/10/2016.
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Pavonia Yard & Shops

West Jersey Chapter's latest book, Pavonia Yard & Shops: Southern New Jersey's Main Freight Yard 1883-2013, by Christopher J. Young, Jr., and William J. Coxey, is available via mail order (please visit the Books page), at monthly Chapter meetings, and at train shows West Jersey Chapter participates in. The price of this limited edition book is $20.00.


A Walk to MP 3 03/08/2014

A Walk to Milepost 3 on the Princeton Branch. West Jersey Chapter member John Kilbride (at center, in orange) hosted a trip over the Princeton Branch on Saturday, March 8, 2014. After inspecting NJ Transit's new temporary station at Princeton, the group hiked to Milepost 3, now standing amidst the buildings of Princeton University on land that was once the PRR's terminal. The left side of the cast iron milepost reads 3, the distance to Princeton Junction. Originally the Princeton Branch was 3.2 miles long. Photo by Kevin Painter.


WJC NJT River LINE Shop Tour 06/08/2013

River LINE Shop Tour. West Jersey Chapter members and friends gather for a group photograph at the River LINE shop in Camden on the morning of Saturday, June 8. LRV 3503 had ferried our group from the 36th Street Station in Pennsauken to the shop complex, and is positioned over the inspection pit in this photo. After the tour, LRV 3503 took us back to 36th Street Station, where some members of our group rode the River LINE from there to Trenton and return. Photo by Dave Homer.


WJC Amtrak Wilmington Shop Tour 04/06/2013

Wilmington Shop Tour. West Jersey Chapter members and friends gather for a group photograph beneath the date stone in the conference room of the Administration Building (Building No. 12) at Amtrak's Wilmington Maintenance Facility on Saturday, April 6. After hearing a brief history of the facility and given a safety briefing, our group toured the facility, which included visits to the locomotive shop and the wheel shop. Building No. 12 was built in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and currently houses the Facility Maintenance Staff, the headquarters for the Amtrak Bureau of Rolling Stock Engineering, and several other offices and departments. It sits between the Northeast Corridor and the Locomotive Shop. Photo by Kevin Painter.


West Jersey Chapter prides itself on producing quality publications. Current offerings can be found on our Books and West Jersey Rails Quarterly pages. Publications are available via mail order, and also at monthly West Jersey Chapter membership meetings, and train and railroadiana shows where our Chapter maintains a sales table (check the Calendar of Events). Also, be sure to check out historic photos on the Trebino Collection page.
Monthly West Jersey Chapter membership meetings are normally held at the Haddon Heights Municipal Building at 625 Station Ave. The facility is ADA compliant, and is located one block away from the ACRR/PRSL Haddon Heights station on the Clementon Branch, and two blocks away from the White Horse Pike (US Route 30). For a map of the vicinity, click here. For those wishing to take public transportation, the White Horse Pike is served by NJ Transit bus route 403. (The Clementon Branch is freight-only.)
Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for meetings, informal fantrips, and other events of interest. The calendar is regularly updated as new information becomes available.