Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Rail Road Company

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The Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on February 17, 1831. It was one of the first railroads in the Philadelphia area. It completed a line from 9th and Green Streets in Philadelphia to Germantown in 1832 and a branch from 16th Street Jct. to Norristown in August 1835. The PG&N became part of the Reading Railroad system under lease in 1869 and became the Reading's primary entrance for passenger trains into Philadelphia. The PG&N remained an independent company and was liquidated in the late 1970s. Most of its former property is operated as the Norristown and Chestnut Hill West lines of SEPTA, the Philadelphia area transit authority.

From the description of Records, 1843-1847. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 123373535

"The Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on February 17, 1831. It was one of the first railroads in the Philadelphia area. It completed a line from 9th and Green Streets in Philadelphia to Germantown in 1832 and a branch from 16th Street Jct. to Norristown in August 1835. The PG&N became part of the Reading Railroad system under lease in 1869 and became the Reading's primary entrance for passenger trains into Philadelphia. The PG&N remained an independent company and was liquidated in the late 1970s. Most of its former property is operated as the Norristown and Chestnut Hill West lines of SEPTA, the Philadelphia area transit authority."

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Quoted material from: Catalog record for "Philadelphia, Germantown, and Norristown Rail Road Company records, 1831-1847," Hagley Museum and Library, ID 08073192. Accessed February 29, 2012. http://69.63.217.11/H92010Staff/opac/resolve.link?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft.title=Records%2C+1831-1847.

From the guide to the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Rail Road Company records, 1831-1981, (Germantown Historical Society)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Chester Valley Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Chestnut Hill Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Meredith, William M. 1799-1873. person
associatedWith Morris, William E. 1812-1875. person
associatedWith Norristown and Valley Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Plymouth Rail Road Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Price, Eli K. 1797-1884. person
associatedWith Reading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Stokes, William A. person
associatedWith Tilghman, Benjamin, 1785-1850. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Norristown (Pa.)
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Railroads
Transportation
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Active 1843

Active 1847

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