West Jersey Rails Quarterly

West Jersey Rails Quarterly is the official journal of West Jersey Chapter, featuring articles on railroad history, current events, and Chapter happenings. Issued four times per year, WJRQ is printed on coated stock (except Vol. 1 No. 1) in 8½" × 11" vertical format. Issues are $4.00 each (starting with Vol. 18 No. 2) and $3.00 each (Vol. 1 No. 1 through Vol. 18 No. 1) plus shipping & handling. For West Jersey Chapter members in good standing, a discount of $.50 per issue applies: check the WJC Member Discount Pricing checkbox when ordering. Shipping & handling: $2.00 for the first issue plus $1.00 for each additional issue; maximum charge for shipping & handling is $10.00. New Jersey residents note: New Jersey state sales tax is applicable on all merchandise and shipping & handling charges. West Jersey Chapter will pay the sales tax on your purchase.


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Vol. 22, No. 3
Spring 2017
Latest Issue
WJRQ 22-3 • Atlantic City Streetcar History. Marinoff
• Forty Years Ago - Spring 1977.
• The Brilliners. Vigrass
• Friends Along the Railroad. Lee
• American Freedom Train Move. Acton
• Local Scene.
Vol. 22, No. 2
Winter 2017
WJRQ 22-2 • The End of Sea Shore Branch Passenger Service. Rosenbaum and Gallo
• Stillborn Railroads of Southwestern New Jersey - Part I (concluded). Burlage
Vol. 22, No. 1
Fall 2016
WJRQ 22-1 • Stillborn Railroads of Southwestern New Jersey - Part I. Burlage
• Atlantic City Memories. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 21, No. 4
Summer 2016
WJRQ 21-4 • It was a Great Trip. Hoeft
• Abandoned in the Jungle. Lee
• Reading's Finest Store-Bought and Home-Built. Simon
• Recent Atlantic City Observations. Holtz
Vol. 21, No. 3
Spring 2016
WJRQ 21-3 • PATCO's Start Up: Trials, Tribulations and Solutions: An Anecdotal First Person Narrative. Vigrass
• Local Scene.
Vol. 21, No. 2
Winter 2016
WJRQ 21-2 • Edwin D. Juhl - PRR Locomotive Engineer. Kozempel
• Evolution of a Corridor - Part 2. Lee
• Local Scene.
Vol. 21, No. 1
Fall 2015
WJRQ 21-1 • The B&O Was the Way to Go. Simon
• Evolution of a Corridor - Part 1. Lee
• Local Scene.
Vol. 20, No. 4
Summer 2015
WJRQ 20-4 • Sound Shore Passenger Service. Rosenbaum and Gallo
• Last PRSL Retirements. Simon
• Railroad Stories: Mountain Railroading in Camden; Get the “Real McCoy.” Stanton
• PRR Album. Cook
• PRSL Album. MacDonald
• Local Scene.
Vol. 20, No. 3
Spring 2015
WJRQ 20-3 • Recollections of the PRR Camden Ferries. Troth
• Named Trains of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. Baer
• Let's Take the Train to the Easter Parade. Baile
• PRSL Album. Etris
• Two Months on the UT. Marian
• Local Scene.
Vol. 20, No. 2
Winter 2015
WJRQ 20-2 • The Red Bank-Chatsworth Local. Hoeft
• Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin Clayberger, Sr. Young
• P-RSL Passenger Dept. “Standard Time” Notice PR-4 Changes in Train Service (12/3/1933). Harrisburg Rail Review
• Wine by Rail. Birch
• President Roosevelt's Funeral Train. Birch
• Local Scene.
Vol. 20, No. 1
Fall 2014
WJRQ 20-1 • Amos Haines - Engineer. Wentzel
• Haddonfield Historic Rails. Vigrass
• CNJ Album. Hoeft
• Dinner in the Diner. Baile
• Last Stands for Pullmans. Simon
• Local Scene.
Vol. 19, No. 4
Summer 2014
WJRQ 19-4 • A Proposal to Extend PATCO Service to Atlantic City. Vigrass
• How the West Jersey Chapter Started. Stanton
Monmouth Removed from Sandy Hook Steamer Service. Rosenbaum/Gallo
• Local Scene.
Vol. 19, No. 3
Spring 2014
WJRQ 19-3 • The Most Interesting Job I Ever Worked. Hoeft
• An Interesting Find. Allen
• Family Fun on the Rails. Mountney
• MAPPing PRSL's Future. Simon
• Local Scene.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 19, No. 2
Winter 2014
WJRQ 19-2 • “MAIN” Trains. Kozempel
• Troop Train Recollections. Wagner
• Traveling by Rail at the Army's Expense. MacDonald
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
• Pennsauken Transit Center. Seidelmann
• Railroad Recollections of Harry “Teddy or Shoopy” V. Shoop. Young
• Local Scene.
Vol. 19, No. 1
Fall 2013
WJRQ 19-1 • A Tale of Two Locomotives. Vigrass
• Operation Lifesaver photos. Vogel
• A Busy Night in 1951. Birch
• The General... And Now the Rest of the Story. Lee
• Local Scene.
• New York & Long Branch Album. Hoeft
Vol. 18, No. 4
Summer 2013
WJRQ 18-4 • Taking the Train to the Shore in the War Years. Brazel
• Reader's Comment-LCL Freight (Vol. 18, No. 3). Baer
• Well, How Did I Get Here? Marian
• The PATCO Hi-Speed Line Was An Accident of History. Vigrass
• Down to the Shore in Comfort. Simon
• Local Scene.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 18, No. 3
Spring 2013
WJRQ 18-3 • LCL (Less Than Carload). Hoeft
• Nathan J. Cope, Jr.
• Memories of Military Railroad in World War II. Greenstein
• Local Scene.
• Pennsylvania Railroad Album.
Vol. 18, No. 2
Winter 2013
WJRQ 18-2 • Railroad Recollections of Howard Bedwell, Jr. Young
• A Visit to Beesleys Point. Kozempel
• Is Railroading or Railfanning in the Blood? Baile
• In the Good Old Summertime. Seidelmann
• Local Scene.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 18, No. 1
Fall 2012
WJRQ 18-1 • PRR South Amboy Electrification. Rosenbaum, Gallo
• Theodore C. Munkascsy - A Special Man. Stanton
• South Amboy Engine Change Routine. Hoeft
• Phoenix Steam on the PRSL. Cook, Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 17, No. 4
Summer 2012
WJRQ 17-4 • Rapid Transit Planning in Southern New Jersey (An Explanation of Why the PATCO Hi-Speed Line Has Not Been Extended). Vigrass
• Seasonal Employment on the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. Lee
• TRANSCAER Emergency Response Training. Baile
• Oops, The Brakes Stuck. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
• Southern New Jersey Railroad Album: Cape May Point. MacDonald
Vol. 17, No. 3
Spring 2012
WJRQ 17-3 • Manahawkin Bay Trestle Photo Search and the Rossell Family of New Jersey Railroaders. Brazel, Rossell
• Discussion Box (Mystery Photo). Coxey
• When the Phone Rang at 4:45 A. M. Alloway, Marian
• Local Scene.
Vol. 17, No. 2
Winter 2012
WJRQ 17-2 • When Jersey City Terminal Became Reading Terminal: The Filming of From the Terrace. Rosenbaum
• On the Road to Cape May. Kozempel
• Recalling Railroad Experiences. Young
• Absolute Stop Signals at Williamstown Junction. Lee
• Local Scene.
Vol. 17, No. 1
Fall 2011
WJRQ 17-1 • Central Railroad of New Jersey Freight SJ-2, Circa 1955. Hoeft
• A Challenge for Our Members. Marian
• Lansdale Day Special. Seidelmann
• Local Scene.
• Southern New Jersey Railroad Album: Budd's SPV-2000. Vigrass
Vol. 16, No. 4
Summer 2011
WJRQ 16-4 • PRSL No. 239: A Unique Train. Cook
• National Train Day 2011. Seidelmann
• So You Rode the PRSL? Marian, Driesen
• J. Elfreth Watkins. Lee
• Two Fort Dix Troop Train Stories. Stanton, Birch
• Local Scene.
• Central Railroad Of New Jersey Album: Broad Street Terminal, Newark. Hoeft
Vol. 16, No. 3
Spring 2011
WJRQ 16-3 • PATCO's Search for More Cars 1971-80. Vigrass
• In the Garden: C. Austin Miles. Stanton
• Cape May Seashore Lines in 2010. Baile
• Local Scene.
Vol. 16, No. 2
Winter 2011
WJRQ 16-2 • Fond Memories [of the PRR Back Road]. Kozempel
• A Tribute to E. Lewis Pardee. Stanton
• Local Scene.
Vol. 16, No. 1
Fall 2010
WJRQ 16-1 • EA CTE - The End of Steam. Cook
• Caboose Cooking. Hoeft
• Conrail Southern New Jersey Arranged Freight Service.
• Errata for Evolution of PRSL Freight Train Service (WJRQ 15-4).
• Local Scene.
• PRSL Album, Labor Day, September 6, 1976 MacDonald.
Vol. 15, No. 4
Summer 2010
WJRQ 15-4 • Evolution of PRSL Freight Train Service. Lee
• Worth Every Penny. Marian
• Memories of the Fisherman's Special. Etris
• Local Scene.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 15, No. 3
Spring 2010
WJRQ 15-3 • William Joyce Sewell: His Military, Political and Transportation Legacy. Lee
• Railroad Company Magazines. Marian, Mountney
• Just Another Member of the Crew. Baile
• Southern Railroad Company of New Jersey Santa Train. Schwarz
• Tracks, Trains and Travel 2009: A Summary of the Past Year's Informal Outings.
• American Freedom Train. MacDonald
• Local Scene.
Vol. 15, No. 2
Winter 2009
WJRQ 15-2 • Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Passenger Equipment. Simon
• A Tribute to Alfred H. Eldredge, Jr. Lee
• A Fast Trip on a Metroliner. Stanton
• The Pennsylvania Railroad's War Memorial. Mayover
• Local Scene.
Vol. 15, No. 1
Autumn 2009
WJRQ 15-1 • The Grand Old Reading Terminal. Marian, Mountney
• Red Bank Retrospect - 1950. Hoeft
• Absecon Station Improvements: A Public Works Agency Project (1939-40). Kozempel
• CNJ's Southern Division Oyster Business: Bayshore Discovery Project - Bivalve Restoration.
• Local Scene.
Vol. 14, No. 4
Summer 2009
WJRQ 14-4 • Newark & New York Branch Passenger Service. Hoeft
• High Crime in Haddonfield (1902). Lee
• My Z-Scale Train Layout. Marian
• The Summer of 1954. Brazel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 14, No. 3
Spring 2009
WJRQ 14-3 Blue Comet Nostalgia Fan Trip. Rosenbaum
• Carfloat Incident. Lee
• Atlantic City Line News.
• Local Rail Related Anniversaries. Kozempel
• Pemberton Accommodation Crashes into Atlantic City Flyer (1907).
• Tracks, Trains and Travel 2008: Summary of the Past Year's Informal Outings. Homer
• Remembering North Woodbury 1945 through the 1950s. Niedt
• Local Scene.
Vol. 14, No. 2
Winter 2008
WJRQ 14-2 • Electric Trains to Ocean City. Stanton
• A Tribute to Donald B. Wentzel. MacDonald
• Last Ticket from Haddonfield. Lee
• A Ride Aboard the Hickory Creek. Baile
• John Alloway's 42 Years with No Regrets. Marian
• Local Scene.
• Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Album.
Vol. 14, No. 1
Autumn 2008
WJRQ 14-1 • Labor Day Weekend 1951. Hoeft
• Contributing to the Quarterly.
• A Very Early Chapter Trip. Stanton
• Recollections of a Teenage Rail Fan. Lee
• Not So Great in Fifty Eight. Marian
• Past and Present - The Delair Bridge.
• Local Scene.
Vol. 13, No. 4
Summer 2008
WJRQ 13-4 • WJ&S Passenger Service: The Halcyon Years. Kozempel
• Remembering Lou Mountney. Magee
• Woodbury, N. J., Passenger Train Service, Effective April 27, 1924. Kozempel
• Fifty Years from Five Mile Beach. Marian
• Light Self-Propelled Gasoline Driven Motor Car.
• A Trip to Atlantic City. Baile
• Local Scene.
Vol. 13, No. 3
Spring 2008
WJRQ 13-3 • Toms River Fan Trip, March 1972. Rosenbaum
• Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Album: Sam Etris Photos.
• NORAC Operating Rules.
• Informal Railfan Event Report. Duke, Homer, Painter, Vogel
• Brownies. Hoeft
• Video Review: Pennsylvania Train Stations Restored and Revitalized. Marian
• Local Scene.
Vol. 13, No. 2
Winter 2007
WJRQ 13-2 • Southern New Jersey Railroading During the Civil War. Marian
• Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Electric MU Car Memories. Dyre
• Why Color Searchlight Signals on the PRSL? Lee
• Kerr Glass, Circa 1974. Sheppard
• Buena Day and the SRNJ. Young
• Local Scene.
• Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Album.
Vol. 13, No. 1
Autumn 2007
WJRQ 13-1 • A Night on Jersey Central's JS-1 Circa 1955. Hoeft
• The Forgotten Bumper. Baile
• What's in a Name? Lee
• Locomotive Dedication Honoring Ed Weller. Vogel
• Local Scene.
• Llanerch Murals. Marian
Vol. 12, No. 4
Summer 2007
WJRQ 12-4 • Pennsylvania Railroad Steam Locomotive Numbering System. Kozempel
• The Wreck of the Penn Central [commentary]. Marian
• Local Scene.
• River LINE Update. Kozempel
• Seashore Lines Ticket Offices. Lee
• Atlantic City Railroad Album. Baile
Vol. 12, No. 3
Spring 2007
WJRQ 12-3 • Philadelphia's Route 15 Trolley - Return from the Dead - Part 2. Russell/Vogel
Rail to the Fair 2006. Eisenberg
• Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Street Station Closes. Mayover
• Proposed Changes to Suburban Station. Baer
• Local Scene.
• The Observation Car [commentary]. Marian
• Southern New Jersey Train Operations.
• Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines Album.
Vol. 12, No. 2
Winter 2006
WJRQ 12-2 • Operating Rules - A Way of Life. Hoeft
• West Jersey Chapter Informal Railfan Events. Homer
• Burlington, N.J. Train Service. Kozempel
• Riding the “O&W”. Stanton
• Local Scene.
Vol. 12, No. 1
Autumn 2006
WJRQ 12-1 • Route 15 Return from the Dead - Philadelphia's Trolley Background. Russell
• Chapter Archive Announced. Magee
• Plymouth Switcher Identified.
• Cape May Seashore Lines.
• My Ride in a Caboose. Baile
• NJ Transit Inaugurates New Newark Light Rail Service. Burlage
• A Digest of Studies of Rail Transit for Southern New Jersey 1931 to Date. Vigrass
• Local Scene.
Vol. 11, No. 4
Summer 2006
WJRQ 11-4 • Saturday Afternoon at Gate Block Station. Lee
• Tribute to G. Lester Whitfield. Hoeft
• World War II and Dreamville, Ohio. Lee
• Railroad Anniversaries. Kozempel
• A Brief History of the Winchester & Western Railroad.
• A Trip to Boston via NJT and Amtrak. Seidelmann
• New York & Long Branch Railroad Freight Operations. Hoeft
• Local Scene.
Vol. 11, No. 3
Spring 2006
WJRQ 11-3 • Childhood Memories of Aldene. Albury
• Our Gang Rides at Richland. Marian/Coxey
• Wartime Salem and the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. Githens
• The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines at War. Baile
• Jersey Central Monmouth Park Trains. Rosenbaum
• Local Scene.
• A Dutch Treat. Williamson
• The 1943 Delair Wreck. Stanton
• Pine Street. Stanton
Vol. 11, No. 2
Winter 2005
WJRQ 11-2 • My Adventures with Thomas the Tank Engine. Baile
• Local Scene.
• The Pennsylvania Railroad L1s Mikado Revisited. Kozempel
• The Seven-Day a Week Afternoon Assignment. Hoeft
• Restoration of Trolley Service to SEPTA's Route 15. Ciocciola
Vol. 11, No. 1
Autumn 2005
WJRQ 11-1 • Pennsylvania Railroad Monmouth Park Trains. Rosenbaum
• Movie Review: The Station Agent. Marian
• A Connection. Stanton
• Arbitraries. Hoeft
• Rainy Days and Towers. Marian
• Local Scene.
• In-Place Rail Welding on Conrail's Beesleys Point Secondary. Ciocciola
• CTE Turntable Pit Blaze. MacDonald/Peters
Vol. 10, No. 4
Summer 2005
WJRQ 10-4 • Engineer Eddie Fell's Last Time Book. Lee/Long
• Route 55/Gloucester Corridor DRPA/PATCO Assessment Study. Vigrass
• Movie Review: Human Desire. Marian
• He Knew 'JOHN BULL'.
• Local Scene.
• The Reading G3 in Southern New Jersey. Kozempel
• Absecon Grade Crossing Elimination Project.
Vol. 10, No. 3
Spring 2005
WJRQ 10-3 • Living with and Working for the CNJ (Atsion, et al). Young, Gerber
• An Incident in Gloucester (Runner 22A). Stanton
• Camden Terminal Enginehouse (CTE): Sam Etris Photos. Kozempel
• The Local to End All Locals (CNJ Freehold Branch passenger train). Hoeft
• West Jersey & Seashore RR (1907 financial review).
• Local Scene.
• Arranged Conrail Southern New Jersey Freight Service schedule as of December, 2004.
Vol. 10, No. 2
Winter 2004
WJRQ 10-2 • Military (GI) Railroading with the 706th Railway Grand Operating Division. Cooper, Plenefisch
• Turner Classic Railroads? Marian
• Local Scene.
• Refreshment Car Service on the North Jersey Coast Line. Rosenbaum
• The Proper Method (Train Orders at Brown Tower). Lee
Vol. 10, No. 1
Autumn 2004
WJRQ 10-1 • Aldene and the Plan. Albury
• PRSL Industrial Site Search. Baile
• Train Time at Tuckahoe. Marian
• Local Scene.
• Atlantic City Railroad Takes Part in Camden Civic Celebration (July 1916).
Vol. 9, No. 4
Summer 2004
Quantity Limited
WJRQ 9-4 • Equipment Manipulation (on the CNJ and NY&LB). Hoeft
• WJC Visit to the Strasburg Railroad. Lewis
• 2004 Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Forum. Burlage
• Camden's Mysterious Bridge. Stanton
• The Day the Race Train Faltered.
• A Third Life. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel.
Vol. 9, No. 3
Spring 2004
WJRQ 9-3 • Growing Up with the PRSL in Salem. Githens
• A Ride on the Southern Railroad of New Jersey's Salem Branch. Baile
• Oldmans Creek Trestle Repair.
• Townsends Inlet Bridge Watchman. Brazel, Wells
• “Is this the Train to Easton?” (Cape May Seashore Lines Fantrip 11/1/03). Marian/Farrell
• NJT's Secaucus Junction. Holtz
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 9, No. 2
Winter 2003
WJRQ 9-2 • Railroads, Business and Southern New Jersey (Address by Reading President J. A. Fisher, 11/3/53).
• Tribute to Walter A. Zackon. Vigrass
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• The Frankford Swing. Seidelmann
• Beaneries. Hoeft
• Local Scene.
• Christmas 1925 in Camden. Pardee
Vol. 9, No. 1
Autumn 2003
WJRQ 9-1 • When the PRR Returned to Hazlet. Rosenbaum
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
• PRSL Album (Ertis Photos).
• Cruising the Corridor. Marian
• Conrail (CSAO), CSX, and NS Southern NJ Local Freight and Unit Train Schedules.
Vol. 8, No. 4
Summer 2003
(Note: Dated
"Spring 2003")
WJRQ 8-4 • Millville Headout (Philadelphia & Wildwood RPO). Wentzel
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• PRSL Album - Camden (Samuel Franklin Ertis Photos).
• Yard Limits. Hoeft
• Local Scene.
Vol. 8, No. 3
Spring 2003
WJRQ 8-3 • PRSL Album 1937-1953 (Part I). Etris, Brazel, Wentzel
• SEPTA Route 15 Trolley. Ciocciola
• I've Got Heat. Hoeft
• Bridgeton Branch Wreck of 3/14/1888. Cook
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
• PATCO Rapid Transit Extension Assessment. Vigrass
• Book Review: We Had a Shore Fast Line. Marian
Vol. 8, No. 2
Winter 2002
WJRQ 8-2 • Why the Cross-County Trolley Was Never Built. Stanton
• A Dream Fulfilled (Riding CNJ Observation Car 1178). Albury
• A Mystery Solved (BU Tower in Burlington). Kozempel
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
• Conrail Southern NJ Freight Schedules.
Vol. 8, No. 1
Autumn 2002
WJRQ 8-1 • Over & Under (Bridges on the Atlantic City Line). Long, Wentzel
• My Golden Years of Railroading. Githens
• My Trip to Baltimore. Vogel
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 7, No. 4
Summer 2002
(Note: Dated
"Summer")
WJRQ 7-4 • The Atlantic City Railroad Wreck at Winslow Junction. MacDonald
• Cape May Seashore Lines Heritage Tour. Marian
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line Update. Kozempel
• Short Cuts. Hoeft
• Delaware River Bridge Day. Marian
• Local Scene.
Vol. 7, No. 3
Spring 2002
WJRQ 7-3 • The Great Atlantic Coastal Storm of March 1962. Cook
• Camden to Cape May by RDC in a Blizzard. Olden
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line Update. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 7, No. 2
Winter 2001
Quantity Limited
WJRQ 7-2 • PRR L1s Steam Locomotive in South Jersey. Kozempel
• Recollection of the PRSL in Collingswood. Dyre
• WJC Tours SEPTA Shops. Farrell, Dawson
• Snow Duty (on the CNJ Southern Division). Hoeft
• Light Rail Line Update. Kozempel
• Local Scene.
Vol. 7, No. 1
Autumn 2001
WJRQ 7-1 • Salem Scene: the 40-A Drill Crew. Githens
• Perth Amboy Connection. Rosenbaum
• Farewell to the Newark PCCs Fantrip. Russell
• Silver Card Redux: Budd Cars 2001. Marian
• Local Scene.
• Light Rail Line Update. Kozempel
Vol. 6, No. 4
Summer 2001
WJRQ 6-4 • Named Trains of the PRSL and Predecessors. Baer
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line Report. Kozempel
• The Observation Car: Silver Anniversary. Marian
• 'Mickey Mouse Rules.' Hoeft
• Current Events.
Vol. 6, No. 3
Spring 2001
Quantity Limited
WJRQ 6-3 • Silver Cars to the Seashore: The 50th Anniversary Ceremony in Cape May. Marian
• Memories of the PRSL Bridgeton-Camden Commuter Train. Githens
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line Report. Kozempel
• Current Events.
Vol. 6, No. 2
Winter 2000
WJRQ 6-2 • Summers, Seashore Lines and the Sixties: Confessions of a PRSL Block Operator. Magee, Marian
• A Most Wonderful Picnic. Connell
• Southern New Jersey Light Rail Line Report. Kozempel
• Current Events.
Vol. 6, No. 1
Autumn 2000
WJRQ 6-1 • Dim Prospects: The Delaware River and Atlantic Railroad. Schopp
• Oldest PRR Coach a Goner.
• A Ride on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line. Holtz
• Beesley's Point Power Plant Tour. Hitzel
• Current Events.
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Summer 2000

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WJRQ 5-4 • My First Trip on the Back Road. Wentzel
• A Tale of Two Cabin Cars. Kozempel
• Recollections of Eddie Fell. Long
• Background on the Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex Line Controversy. Hoeft
• Video Review: The Pennsy in New Jersey. Marian
• Stack Talk. Moran
• “I Tought Dey Vant Us to Call.” Hoeft
• Current Events.
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Spring 2000

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WJRQ 5-3 • The Florence Branch. Kozempel
• Middletown & Hummelstown Trip. Connell
• West Jersey Chapter Financial Report. Sweeney
• A Day at Hamilton and Rahway with a Train Ride to Matawan. Holtz
• Video Review: A Century and a Half at Horseshoe Curve. Marian
• West Jersey Chapter Train Shows. Gilanyi
• Current Events.
Vol. 5, No. 2
Winter 1999
WJRQ 5-2 • Growing up by the Railroad. Long
• Master Plan Funded for N. J. Transportation Museum.
• Corrections to Dark Territory - Reprise. Hoeft
• Current Events.
Vol. 5, No. 1
Autumn 1999
WJRQ 5-1 • Dark Territory - Reprise. Hoeft
• On the Way to Cape May. Marian
• Graybeards Review Lubin Philadelphia Films. Brazel
• New Jersey Railroad-Related Web Sites.
• James E. Strates Show Visits South Jersey. Kozempel
• Current Events.
Vol. 4, No. 4
June 1999
WJRQ 4-4 • My (Almost) First Ride Behind Steam. Baer
• Last Run of the Broker from Jersey City. Rosenbaum
• Something for Everyone. Marian
• Video Review: PATCO's Lindenwold Line. Marian
• Current Events.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 4, No. 3
March 1999
WJRQ 4-3 • Cape May Seashore Lines Reopens Line into Cape May. Magee
• The Engine Needs a Couple Quarts of Oil. Hoeft
• New York City Subway Railfan Trip. Vogel, Sweeney
• More on the C&O Portable Layout. Adams
• Walkin' Talkin' Cape May Blues. Marian
• Current Events.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey. Schopp
Vol. 4, No. 2
December 1998
WJRQ 4-2 • A Relationship: The C&A, Collingswood, and the West Jersey Chapter. Mountney
• Chapter Sponsored Film Restoration. Plenefisch
• Steam Locomotive Usage on the PRSL. Cook
• My Ride on a Conrail Wayfreight. Baile
• Atlantic City Observations. Holtz
• Current Rail Scene in South Jersey.
• Current events.
Vol. 4, No. 1
September 1998
WJRQ 4-1 • An Awakening. Kozempel
• Who Cries for Conrail? Marian
• Shooting OCS104. Farrell
• The Wreck of the Blue Comet. Dyre
• Video Review: Atlantic City Trolley Days. Marian
• Video Review: Steam in Indian Summer: Vol. II - The PRSL. Marian
• Friends of the New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Museum. Plenefisch
• Current Events.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey.
Vol. 3, No. 4
June 1998
WJRQ 3-4 • Dark Territory: No Signals, No Blocks, No Radios (Part II). Hoeft
• Summer Traffic on the ACRR.
• Current Rail Scene in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey.
Vol. 3, No. 3
March 1998
WJRQ 3-3 • A Look at the Current Scene. Holtz
• The Dispatcher is Looking All Over for You Guys. Hoeft
• Backward Compatibility.
• United Railroad Historical Society. Plenefisch, Ciocciola
• Ride till You Drop. Plenefisch
• Clamtown Sail Car. Bradley
• An Electric Railway to Atlantic City. Wentzel
• Current Events.
Vol. 3, No. 2
December 1997
WJRQ 3-2 • Hanging around the Railroad. Cook
• Annual Chapter Picnic. Seidelmann
• Quirks of a Traffic Control System. Hoeft
• Growing up by the Railroad. Long
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
Vol. 3, No. 1
September 1997
WJRQ 3-1 • Dark Territory: No Signals, No Blocks, No Radios. Hoeft
• Camden & Atlantic Survey.
• Notes on PATCO Since 1990 to Supplement the Book The Lindenwold Hi-Speed Line. Vigrass
• “Exchange Prisoners at the 38th Parallel”. Baile
• Current Rail Scene in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
Vol. 2, No. 4
June 1997
WJRQ 2-4 • Camden & Amboy Railroad Ferries. Francis
• Commuting on the Atlantic City Line. Holtz
• On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City: The World's Largest Miniature Railway. Pardee, Wentzel
• Current Rail Scene in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
Vol. 2, No. 3
March 1997
WJRQ 2-3 • Quinton Branch. Wentzel
• Regiosprinter.
• Memories of the Reading (PRSL). Field
• Somewhere in the Woods around Egg Harbor City. Hitzel
• PRR Engine No. 7279. Kozempel
• Current Events.
Vol. 2, No. 2
December 1996
WJRQ 2-2 • A Ride on the Cape May Seashore Lines. Holtz
• From the Trainmaster's Scrapbook. Cook
• PRSL Passenger Service Discontinuance Dates. Baer, Coxey
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
Vol. 2, No. 1
September 1996
WJRQ 2-1 • South Amboy Engine Change. Rosenbaum
• PATCO from a Different Perspective. Howard
• Circus Move on the Southern. Hoeft
• Current Events.
Vol. 1, No. 4
June 1996
WJRQ 1-4 • A Railfan's Delight. Long
• Penns Grove Enginehouse Fire. Burlage
• You Could Look It Up: The Railroad Rulebook (From Metro-North Commuter RR).
• Along the Iron Trail in South Jersey.
• Current Events.
Vol. 1, No. 3
March 1996
WJRQ 1-3 • Conrail Office Car Special Trip. Holtz
• Current Events.
Vol. 1, No. 2
December 1995
WJRQ 1-2 • Cape May's Harbor Branch. MacDonald
• Childhood Memories. Mountney
• Current Events.
Vol. 1, No. 1
September 1995
Quantity Limited
WJRQ 1-1 • PRSL Work Equipment. Kozempel
• Demise of the Broadway Limited. Coxey
• Amtrak No Longer Runs in South Jersey. Hitzel
• Current Events.
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