The Burlington Branch

East Burlington to Mount Holly, NJ

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Pennsylvania Railroad
Docket: 4673 1925 Section: 1
Application of Camden & Burlington County Railway Company and Pennsylvania Railroad Co., lessee, for authority to abandon the Burlington Branch of the Camden and Burlington County Railway, extending from a point at or near East Burlington to a point at or near Mount Holly, a distance of approximately 7 miles, all within Burlington County, New Jersey.
Length: 7.0 miles Citation: 99 ICC 467

—  User Comments  —

This Branch is now removed completely through Mt.Holly.

John Bensch
Ewansville , NJ

Tried to trace this route, natural development al but hid any real evidence of its existence, just my view, I am not a expert at exploring old railroads

Willard flanagan
Camden, NJ

Actually, most of the route was under 541. You can see an old trestle belonging to this line just east of Madison Avenue in Mount Holly. You'll also notice that there are telephone poles that follow the old route through Mount Holly, and continue on parallel to High Street north of the county seat.

Christian Brown
Hainesport, NJ

Yes, the Burlington Branch was responsible for much of the straight-as-an-arrow route of 541 (and parts of 691, which was the old alignment of 541 before the Mt Holly Bypass was built) between the edge of Burlington City and the edges of Mount Holly. Additionally, most of the route of the modern "541 Truck" partial bypass in Burlington City and Burlington Township consists of the former Burlington Branch right of way, which diverged from the straight-line path approximately where the 541 Truck bypass diverges from 541 today.

The historic aerials website has some easy to pan imagery of historic and contemporary topographic maps illustrating this, as well as 30s-40s aerial photography along the route showing first abandoned right of way and then the road.

Burlington, NJ

has anyone have information regarding the abandoned Pennsylvania RR line that ran from Browns Mills to Heighstown?

John Hamilton
Wall Township, NJ

There is a concrete bridge support stamped with an 1800s date still standing in the Assicunk creek in Burlington from this line. It's visible looking east down the creek from the route 130 northbound bridge. The rail crossed the creek and then ran up what is now the Rt 541 truck bypass about 2 miles until it connected to high street (regular rt 541) in front of what is now a Jiffy lube.

Mark Nathan
Burlington, NJ