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Local Service - Philadelphia Division

Written by Conductor

The table presented here shows all regular local jobs across the Philadelphia Division, including point of origin, designation, call time, turnaround point, and frequency as of the October 1970 official freight schedule.  It should be noted that frequency of local jobs was subject to change depending on business needs.  This information may be useful in planning operations on your layout to determine how locals interacted with the through freight schedules listed on previous pages.

 

From Abrams

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Henderson As Called Shainline As Needed
Norristown #1 7:15 AM West Point - Mogees Daily except Sat/Sun
Port Kennedy 11:00 AM Port Kennedy Daily except Sun
Wissahickon 10:45 PM East Falls Daily except Sat
West Conshohocken 10:15 AM Gladwyne Daily except Sun
Plymouth Buck 9:45 AM Oreland Daily except Sun
Chester Valley Branch 9:15 AM Downingtown Daily except Sat/Sun
Philmont #4 1:00 PM Philmont Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From Darby Creek

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Grays Ferry 11:30 AM Grays Ferry Daily except Sat

 

From Wayne Junction

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Frankford #2 11:30 PM Frankford Daily except Sat/Sun
Byberry 7:00 AM Byberry - Nicetown Daily except Sun
Newtown As Called Newtown and return As Needed

 

From Lansdale

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Lansdale #1 8:00 AM Doylestown & Belfry Daily except Sun
Lansdale #2 4:00 PM Quakertown Daily except Sat/Sun
Lansdale Road Drill 12:00 AM Souderton & Ft. Washington Daily except Fri/Sat

 

From Phoenixville

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Phoenixville #1 7:50 AM Phoenixville, Pickering Valley Br. Daily except Sat/Sun
Phoenixville #2 3:50 PM Pickering Valley Branch, Main Line, Perkiomen Junction, Oaks Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From Manville, NJ

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Manville #1 10:30 AM Skillman - Durham Daily except Sun
Manville #2 7:30 AM Skillman - Durham Daily except Sun
Manville #3 12:30 AM Skillman - Durham Daily except Sat/Sun
Manville #4 3:30 PM Skillman - Durham Daily

 

From Port Richmond

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Belt Line South 10:30 PM Oregon Avenue Daily except Sat.
PT-3 8:00 AM Park Junction Daily
PT-7 2:30 PM Eastside (B&O) Daily
RB-1 / BR-2 2:30 PM Bulson Street, Camden Daily
RB-3 / BR-4 4:30 AM Bulson Street, Camden Daily
PD-13 1:00 PM Darby Creek Daily except Sun
New Hope 7:00 AM Ivyland (NH&I RR) As Needed

 

From Pottstown

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Colebrookdale Branch 1:45 PM Barto Daily except Sat

 

From Trenton, NJ

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Trenton #1 5:45 AM Roelofs Daily except Sun
Trenton #2 3:00 PM Lawrenceville Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From West Trenton, NJ

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
General Motors #3 10:40 PM Hopewell Daily except Sat/Sun

 

From Wilmington, DE

DESIGNATION CALL TIME TURNING POINT FREQUENCY
Kentmere Branch 4:00 PM Kentmere Daily except Sat/Sun

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Fact for the Day

December 13, 1937
The Reading places the 5-car "Crusader" streamlined passenger trainset into Philadelphia-New York service. This train increases traffic on this line by 37% in 1938.

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