Southern Railroad of New Jersey
The Southern Railroad of New Jersey (reporting mark SRNJ) is a small short-line railroad company based in Winslow, New Jersey. The railroad operates freight trains in two areas in Southern New Jersey. In the Winslow area, trains operate between Winslow Junction and Pleasantville, and between Winslow Junction and the Winslow Hot Mix asphalt plant in Winslow Township. In Salem County, the company operates on the Salem Branch between Salem and Swedesboro.
The short line serves local businesses and interchanges freight cars with Conrail Shared Assets Operations (CSAO). SRNJ maintains an interchange yard at Winslow Junction, connecting with the Atlantic City Line and the CSAO Beesley Point Secondary Track. The Winslow branch route was restored after it was damaged by floods in 2003. As of 2014 the Winslow Junction-Vineland section of track is not in use except for the northernmost 4 miles, which serves an asphalt plant. The railroad also has trackage rights over NJT's Atlantic City Line, to Atlantic City, where their branch line to Pleasantville, NJ branches off.
In Salem, SRNJ maintains a yard and connects with the CSAO Swedesboro Industrial Track and Salem Running Track. The Salem branch line, which is over 100 years old, is in poor condition as of 2012, and the maximum speed is 5 miles per hour. In September 2012 NJDOT announced that it will provide a $1.35 million grant to Salem County to rehabilitate the track in 2013.
Customers along the route include the Port of Salem and Mannington Mills.
Pictures of the SRRofNJ