Preserving the memory and heritage of the

Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines

The Biggest Little Railroad in South Jersey


Discussions of the PRSL Prototype and in Model form are welcomed!



The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL) was a joint venture of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Railroad in South Jersey. Both railroads had built rail networks in the region, but the Great Depression cut into profits. The ICC forced both railroads into a merger. The two companies joined their southern New Jersey lines on June 25, 1933 into one company, which the PRR had a 2/3 ownership in.


It is free to join!

Becoming a member means you must join the PRSLHS emailing list first to confirm your membership. The membership is on line only. We do not have a printed newsletter of any kind.


Membership to the PRSLHS Emailing List for


Below is where you can subscribe to, or unsubscribe from, the mailing list members


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Note the following: After doing the above, you should quickly get (within 1 minute) a confirmation email back with the first line of “We received a request for subscription to the following mailing list" that includes a long link. This is NOT SPAM. Check your SPAM filters for the confirmation email after about 2 minutes or perform a send/receive with your Outlook. Click on the highlighted blue link to confirm your email address and you should get a massage that you are now confirmed on the email list. You will now start receiving the emails from the PRSLHS membership email list.


If you DO NOT get the confirmation email, there is absolutely NOTHING I can do to get you confirmed. You should try to join with an email address from another ISP or email service. If you are on AOL or don’t know what to do, forward the confirmation email to me. I have successfully confirmed members this way myself.


Then contact us with your full name to get information only available to PRSLHS Members


You will now get all the emails regarding PRLSHS meetings and the upcoming tours.



The meeting dates are set for 2013.

Please see the meetings page.


We occasionally go on tours and outings. The notices are not linked to the website.

You have to join the emailing list to be notified of the PRSLHS tours.


PRSLHS Archives

All of the emails go here for our archives.

They are both open to the public for viewing

without membership here or there needed.


PRSLHS Member Rich Taylor forwarded

this link to a great webpage on the railroads

in Camden. Check it out here:


If you have 10 minutes, there is a PRSL

short film posted on YouTube here:


Featuring the amazing original

PRSL Photography of Harry Foster




Harry’s son Jim has more photos here


PRSLHS Management


Bill Lane – Owner, Promotions & Webmaster

Email Bill


Lou McCall - Cofounder & Wing Man

Email Lou


Michael W Andrescavage Sr – Archivist & Public Relations

Email Mike


Mike DiMunno – Computer Guru

Email Mike



Updated 11-11-12

© PRSLHS 2009 - 2013

Resuscitated from a 20 year nap on 1-25-07




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I am sorry if some pages do not appear correctly. The pages look fine when I

make them on my home computer but sometimes look differently on other computers.



The PRSL lives on…

Visit and ride the Cape May Seashore Lines

The track and the RDCs are there. What else do you need?