Atco to Mullica Hill

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Greg Harrison

(Forwarded from the Williamstown & Delaware River Railroad)

Remains of this former railway line still exist in the form of bridge abutments adjacent to former US Route 322 in Mullica Hill. Photo by Joe Sharretts, February 2013.

This abandoned railway line between Atco and Mullica Hill was first operated by the Williamstown Railroad, between Atco and Williamstown, in 1873. The WRR began grading further westward out of Williamstown with intent to reach Glassboro, but fell into financial hardship, and was subsequently purchased by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad in 1883, who renamed the WRR as the Williamstown and Delaware River Railroad.

The W&DR continued the WRR's vision by actually completing the line to Glassboro in 1883, with a final extension to Mullica Hill in 1887. During this same year, the P&R merged the W&DR into another of their subsidiaries, the Atlantic City Railroad. In 1933, the ACRR became part of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.

Just as it was constructed, this railway line was abandoned in stages, starting in the 1940s, with a final abandonment taking place in the 1980s.

Lived in Williamstown for 50 years. Walked the old rail line from radio dr to sicklerville road many times.

Pat slimm
Williamstown nj, NJ


Pat do you mean Radix Rd.? to Sicklerville Rd.? Do you know if there is anything remaining from this railroad or any pictures?

Steve POl
Chews Landing, NJ


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