Remembering the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines


From 1933 to 1976, the Wildwood-Cape May, New Jersey area and the entire southern New Jersey region was serviced by the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.  Our local model train store, Holly Beach Train Depot in Wildwood, has remembered the PRSL by creating a line of limited-production M.T.H. O-scale freight cars which feature a combination of PRSL logos and local markings.

The store’s 20th anniversary commemorative boxcar in 2014 (photo, right) was the first of the series, which now includes a gondola (below left), a tank car (below right), and on the next page, covered hopper, a flatcar with cargo containers and a AS-616 Diesel locomotive.

The box car has markings for “Holly Beach Station, Wildwood”, and the gondola and tank car respectively reference the “Cold Spring Yard, Wildwood, N.J.” and “Ottens Harbor Fuel Company, Wildwood N.J.”