Delaware Valley Railway

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Delaware Valley Railway
Reporting markDV
LocaleEastern Pennsylvania and Delaware
Dates of operation1994–1999
PredecessorOctoraro Railroad
SuccessorBrandywine Valley Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge

The Delaware Valley Railway (reporting mark DV) was a short-line railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware in the United States. The railroad was owned by RailAmerica. The Delaware Valley Railway operated two lines: one running from Elsmere, Delaware north to Modena, Pennsylvania and one running from Sylmar, Pennsylvania to Wawa, Pennsylvania. The railroad interchanged with CSX Transportation in Elsmere and the Brandywine Valley Railroad in Modena. The Delaware Valley Railway took over operations of these lines from the Octoraro Railroad on July 1, 1994. In 1999, the Delaware Valley Railway ceased operations, with the Brandywine Valley Railroad taking over operations of these lines.[1][2] These lines are currently operated by the East Penn Railroad.[3]


  1. ^ STB (1999-06-10)."Certificate of Designated Operator, Brandywine Valley Railroad Company." Decision no. STB D-OP No. 100. See footnote 1 in the STB certificate.
  2. ^ Beideman, Don (July 31, 1994). "New Operator Keeps Shipments On Track The Delaware Valley Railway Takes Over The Octoraro's Lines". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ East Penn Railroad Map (PDF) (Map). DeskMap Systems. 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011.