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Winslow Railroad Junction
Home of the Southern Railroad Company


Sign at Winslow Junction, NJWinslow Junction, the home of the Southern Railroad Company of New Jersey, is tucked into the agricultural center of the Pine Barrens, just west of Hammonton, "The Blueberry Capital of the World". Just a few blocks off Route 30, a.k.a. The White Horse Pike, are many old trains in various states of renovation. Here are photos of some of them. I hope to return for more in-depth photos in the near future. While driving by and taking these photos, I saw 3 or 4 gentlemen who looked like they were a part of SRCNJ, but unfortunately, I didn't have time to stop and chat. Next time....

Winslow Junction was once a busy place, as the number of tracks leading here will attest. Even the famed "BLUE COMET" stopped here! Currently, New Jersey Transit trains pass through (over the trestle, I believe) on its Atlantic City Line, which runs from Philadelphia to Atlantic City.

Engine at Winslow JunctionRegarding the sign's statement of the train wreck, "Wikipedia" reports: Winslow Junction Train Derailment, Winslow, New Jersey: on the West Jersey and Seashore's Line near the Winslow Tower, at 12:30am, a derailment of Train 33, the Owl, when the shore bound train going 90 miles per hour, sped through an open switch at Winslow Junction. Four passengers, the engineer, fireman and conductor were killed, 65 were injured. Blame was fixed on the switchman in the tower and the Owl's engineer. This crash is memorialized with a sign at Winslow Junction, which reports the date incorrectly as July 21, 1922, and refers to the train as the 'Midnight Flyer'. It appears from reports in the New York Times dated from July 3 - July 8 1922, that 'Midnight Flier' was a nickname for this particular route/time.

Engine at Winslow Junction, NJ
Engine at Winslow Junction
Caboose at Winslow Junction, NJ
Engine at Winslow Junction, NJ
Engine at Winslow Junction, NJ
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