William Coxey and James Kranefeld 168 pages softcover
The Reading gained access to southern New Jersey via its lease of the Central Railroad of New Jersey in the spring of 1883 followed 6 months later by the purchase of the failed narrow gauge Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railway. The distinctive 'Reading look' soon became evident with the improvements and expansion of their operation which officially became the Atlantic City Railroad. This book covers primarily the physical railroad and adjacent structures from the beginning to the present. 500 photographs, drawings and maps.