Reading Co.–Interchange Points


Many modelers and railfans ask about the interchange points, or places where the Reading transferred freight to and from other railroads. The following list from 1976 represents a final tally of railroads and interchange points for the Reading prior to CONRAIL.


Freight Connections (1976)
Baltimore & Ohio
• Eastwick, PA
• Eddystone, PA
• Elsmere, DE
• Philadelphia, PA
• Wilmington, DE
Central Railroad of New Jersey
• Bound Brook Junction, NJ
• Phillipsburg, NJ
• Port Reading Crossing, NJ
Erie Lackawanna
• Bloomsburg, PA
• Danville, PA
• Rupert, PA
• Catasauqua, PA
Penn Central
• Belmont (Philadelphia), PA
• Birdsboro, PA
• Camp Hill, PA
• Coatesville, PA
• Columbia, PA
• Conshohocken, PA
• Cromby, PA
• Downington, PA
• Fairless, PA
• Gettysburg Junction, PA
• Gray’s Ferry, PA
• Harrisburg, PA
• Lancaster, PA
• Lebanon, PA
• Linfield, PA
• Milton, PA
• Montgomery, PA
• Morrisville (North Philadelphia), PA
• Norristown, PA
• Oaks, PA
• Phoenixville, PA
• Pottstown, PA
• Reading, PA
• Royersford, PA
• Shippensburg, PA
• Thurlow, PA
• Trenton, NJ
• Williamsport, PA
• Wilmington, DE
Seashore Lines
• Camden (Bulson St.), NJ • Camden (Linden St.), NJ
Philadelphia Belt
• Philadephia, PA
Philadelphia, Bethlehem
& New England
• Bethlehem, PA
Steelton & Highspire
• Steelton, PA
Trenton-Princeton Traction
• Trenton, NJ
Upper Merion & Plymouth
• Conshohocken, PA
• Swedeland, PA
• West Conshohocken, PA
Western Maryland
• Gettysburg, PA
• Lurgan, PA
• Shippensburg, PA


*(interchange points info courtesy George Elwood’s Fallen Flags and Short Line Railroad Photos)  



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