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Vernon Tower and Interlocking


Vernon Tower and Interlocking: Located at MP17.4 from Suburban Station or MP 6.1 from Camden. Was the south/east end of the DRRR&BCo. The division point was 969 feet north of Vernon Tower. The tower was manned 24/7 by one operator who had control of a five lever US&S interlocking machine.The operator at Vernon had a couple of side duties - operation of the crossing protection at Mt. Vernon Ave. by a hand pump. They also had control of the high voltage line in the area on the Westville cutoff. And also were to announce the Passenger trains at the Haddonfield station when the agent was not on duty, 7 days a week. On January 16, 1966 Vernon was closed due to the construction of the PATCO line to Lindenwold, and was subsequently demolished. As of 2009 there is no signs of the Vernon Tower and Interlocking location.

Vernon Tower
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Vernon Tower



VERNON Summer 1965 (PRR AS18M/RS11) From the collection of John Acton
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VERNON Summer 1965 (PRR AS18M/RS11) From the collection of John Acton
VERNON From the collection of John Acton
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VERNON From the collection of John Acton













From the collection of John Acton
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From the collection of John Acton
From the collection of John Acton
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From the collection of John Acton
PRR K4s #277 at West Haddonfield 1946
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PRR K4s #277 at West Haddonfield 1946
Vernon Tower ,Southward train 101 with BS16ms #6024 May 21 1964 Haddonfield NJ By H.G.MacDonald
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Vernon Tower ,Southward train 101 with BS16ms #6024 May 21 1964 Haddonfield NJ By H.G.MacDonald









































Imterlocking


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Haddonfield Station

This was the first passenger stop south of VERNON Tower (West Haddonfield) at the junction between the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (Main Line) from Camden to Atlantic City and the PRR/PC (D.R.R.R.&B.CO. Branch) to Philadelphia.
Local passenger train during the day were operated from Camden (usually 500 series passenger trains) to connect with the shore bound trains from Philadelphia,(usually 1000 series passenger trains). This connection developed the need for the crossover and the wye for turning passenger trains.
Control of these moves was under the control of the operator at VERNON Tower.


Steam Locomotives

WJ&S E3sb #6080
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WJ&S E3sb #6080
WJ&S E3sb #6082 Haddonfield NJ 1908
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WJ&S E3sb #6082 Haddonfield NJ 1908
PRR K4s #3675 1950
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PRR K4s #3675 1950
Haddonfield 1956 with K4s #5497
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Haddonfield 1956 with K4s #5497




























Diesel Locomotives

Haddonfield Station at night 1-1965 By R.Long
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Haddonfield Station at night 1-1965 By R.Long
Haddonfield 9/20/1958Alco AP20s/PA-1 is southboundFrom the collection of Bill Lane
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Haddonfield 9/20/1958
Alco AP20s/PA-1 is southbound
From the collection of Bill Lane
PRR Alco AP20s/PA-1 #5758 at HaddonfieldFrom the collection of John Acton
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PRR Alco AP20s/PA-1 #5758 at Haddonfield
From the collection of John Acton
Philadelphia bound train at Redman Ave Haddonfield, N.J.
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Philadelphia bound train at Redman Ave Haddonfield, N.J.






































Passenger Timetables

Thanks to Konrad Richter

PTT- Oct 26 1958
PTT- Oct 26 1958











































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