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The Philadelphia Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Conrail History


The following are selected excerpts from the United States Railway Association (USRA) Preliminary System Plan for restructuring Railroads in the Northeast and Midwest Region pursuant to the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 , dated February 26 1975.

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288kb Pages 31-32 Regional Plan for ConRail
129kb Page 571 New Jersey routes
330kb Pages 577-578 Medford and Bordentown

Pages 585-586 Southern Main Line

351kb Pages 593-594 Glendora and Millville
361kb Pages 595-596 Ocean City
141kb Page 711 Pennsylvania routes
506kb Pages 712-714 PC Chestnut Hill and Ft Washington Branches
321kb Pages 792-793 Reading Frankford Branch
336kb Pages 794-795 Reading Stony Creek Branch

Pages 817-818 Lines Not Now Being Served

308kb Pages 819-820 Recent Abandonments


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Website created June 12, 2002

Last Updated July 30, 2003