WINCHESTER AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY (NJ Division)
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Local Office: 1660 South Burlington Rd. Bridgeton NJ, 08302
ABOUT WINCHESTER AND WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY – NJ DIVISION
The Winchester & Western Railroad (WW) was born in the summer of 1916 when the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, along with its subsidiary, the Winchester Lumber Company, decided that the forests of Hardy, Hampshire, and Frederick counties of West Virginia could be harvested for their resources. The years that followed saw rail traffic on the rise as the U.S. entered World War I, leading to an increased need for railroad ties.
In the mid-1980s, the WW acquired former Conrail lines, one from Winchester, Va., to near Hagerstown, Md., and others in New Jersey, connecting Bridgeton to Seabrook, Vineland, and Millville. With the new acquisitions, the railroad split into the Virginia Division, which connects directly to the CSXT at Winchester, Va., and Martinsburg, WV, and Norfolk Southern at Hagerstown, Md., and the New Jersey Division, which connects to eastern Class 1 railroads CSXT and NS via Conrail at Millville.