The PRSL had 409 miles of track in 1933. With abandonments over the years, by 1976 the P-RSL was down to 318 miles of track.
From ETT No. 8-A In effect 27 Oct, 1963
The Main Line (Mile Post 0.0 to 57.9) 57.9 miles, is the former Camden and Atlantic line. It was the main passenger route from Camden, New Jersey and Philadelphia (via the Delair Bridge Line) to Atlantic City, New Jersey (and Cape May, New Jersey via Winslow Junction, and the Cape May Branch ).
On 3 April 1964 the P-RSL sold the right of way between Kirkwood station in Lindenwold and Camden to the Delaware River Port Authority for $2,150,000 in order to build the PATCO Hi-Speedline. On 14 January 1966 the last train ran over the " Main Line " between Center Tower in Camden and Vernon Tower in West Haddonfield , as result of PATCO construction. On 1 October 1969, service over Delair Bridge Line between Lindenwold and the Delair Bridge was abandoned, and passengers had to change to the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Lindenwold.
Today the line from the Delair Bridge to Atlantic City is the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (Atlantic City Line) .
- Jan. 15, 1966 Last runs of passenger trains between Camden (Broadway) and West Haddonfield; tracks removed to permit construction of PATCO transit line on former PRSL right-of-way; (or no Sat. pass & last 1/14)
- Jan. 16, 1966 All Atlantic City and Cape May trains routed into 30th Street via Delair Bridge; Pemberton and Millville locals continue to terminate at Broadway; PRSL abanonded between Division Street, Camden, and West Haddonfield; PRSL single-tracked between ("VERNON") and Kirk (short for "Kirk"wood); PRSL freights begin operating into Pavonia Yard via Delair instead of to Camden.
- Sep. 21, 1966 ICC approves single-tracking PRSL between Winslow Junction and Absecon.
The Millville Branch (Mile Post 0.0 to 41.2) is the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad ,Ex West Jersey Railroad . From Camden via Woodbury and Glassboro to Millville . Electrified 1906-1949 with 650v DC 3rd rail and overhead wire .
See→ Electrification of the West Jersey and Seashore Railroad
The Clementon Branch (Mile Post 2.8 to 25.9) is the former Atlantic City Railroad ,Ex Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railway . From Brown Tower in Camden, New Jersey via Clementon, New Jersey to Winslow Junction.
The Cape May Branch (Mile Post 25.9 to 80.0) 79.29 miles, is the former Atlantic City Railroad Ex Seacoast Railroad. From Winslow Junction via Tuckahoe to Cape May .
The Woodbine Secondary Track (Mile Post 56.8 to 60) is a short part of the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad Ex Cape May and Millville Railroad. From Woodbine to Woodbine Junction .
The Ocean City Branch (Mile Post 53.8 to 66.8) is the former Atlantic City Railroad Ex Ocean City Railroad. From Tuckahoe to Ocean City at 10th street.
Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle City Branch (Mile post 61.9 to 68.1) is the former Sea Isle City Railroad From Ocean City to Sea Isle City.
- Sep. 19, 1942 Last run of PRSL summer-only, Sunday-only passenger service between Ocean City and Sea Isle City, N.J
- 1943 PRSL abandons 0.33 mile connecting track to former WJ&S line between 51st and 55th Streets, Ocean City; also 6.42 miles of ex-WJ&S line between 55th Street and Sea Isle City.
The Wildwood Branch (Mile Post 72.4 to 76.4) 4.00 miles, is the former Atlantic City Railroad Ex Wildwood and Delaware Bay Short Line Railroad . From Wildwood Junction to Wildwood . (Mile Post 76.4 to 80.0) 4.4 miles, is the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad ex Anglesea Railroad From Wildwood to Cold Spring Harbor.
Cape May Point Branch
In 1941, a giant Magnesite plant was built at Cape May Point, NJ, and that stood as the largest customer for freight trains south of Winslow Junction, until the Beesly Point Generating Station was built in 1962. This plant was very special in the fact that it was one of few in the country that had the ability to turn Dolomite (a mineral commonly found in sea-water) into Magnesite, which was used for many different products during it's day. This plant would live to be the largest customer for freight south of Winslow Junction until the Beeslys Point Power Plant was built in the 1960's. The Northwest Magnesite Plant would continue to recieve cars until it's demise on July 31, 1983.
(Mile Post 78.4 to 80.0) 1.06 miles, is the former Atlantic City Railroad. From Harbor Branch Junction to Schellenger's Landing.
Dec. 8, 1950 PRSL Cape May Real Estate Branch to Schellengers Landing closed.
Note - It seems the "Harbor Branch,", "Cape May Real Estate branch", and "Schellenger's Landing branch" are all the same thing.
More→Cape May's Harbor Branch - South Jersey Magazine Fall of 1995 By H. Gerald MacDonald
The Grenloch Secondary Track (Mile Post 2.8 to 13.4) 9.63 miles, is the former Atlantic City Railroad Ex Camden, Gloucester & Mt Ephraim Railway , and Camden County Railroad . From Brown Tower in Camden to Grenloch. Its nickname is The Peanut Line .
Also see → The Grenloch Branch
The Penns Grove Branch (Mile Post 8.8 to 32.7) is the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad ,Ex Delaware River Railroad From Woodbury to Penns Grove .
Deep Water Point
The Deep Water Point Secondary Track (Mile Post 29.1 to 32.7) this goes from end of the Penns Grove Branch to The Deep Water Power Plant located on the Delaware River.
The Salem Secondary Track (Mile Post 8.8 to 37.5) is the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad ex Salem Railroad from Woodbury to Salem.
The Bridgeton Secondary Track (Mile Post 18.2 to 38.9) is part of the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad from Glassboro to Bridgeton.
The Williamstown Secondary Track (Mile Post 18.2 to 25.7) is part of the former Atlantic City Railroad Ex Williamstown & Delaware River Railroad exx Williamstown Railroad. from Glassboro to Williamstown.
The Manumuskin Secondary Track (Mile Post 41.2 to 48.5) is part of the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad Ex Cape May and Millville Railroad from Millville to Manumuskin.
The Leesburg Secondary Track (Mile Post 46.8 to 52.5 ) is the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad Ex Maurice River Railroad from Manumuskin to Leesburg.
The Newfield Secondary Track (Mile Post 47.7 to 64.4) is part of the former West Jersey and Seashore Railroad Ex West Jersey and Atlantic Railroad from Mays Landing to Atlantic City. At one time electrified with 600v DC 3rd rail.
The Somers Point Secondary Track (Mile Post 59.3 to 66.1) from Pleasantville to Somers Point, was part of the former Shore Fast Line route.