W&W Story building to Oxford - Reading TImes 1871-11-22
Railroad Enterprises. The Wilming, ton (Del.) Commercial of the 17th says : Chiof Engineer Jackson, of the Wilmington and Western Railroad, has been detailed, upon the application of the people along the route between Laudenburg and Oxford, to ruake - J another preliminary survey of that line. He is at work, this week, in this duty. It is found that any one of the proposed lines will de velop a number of manufacturing establish ments,' and open a large trade. The Company engaged on the road, between Oxford and Hanover Junction, are making encouraging progress. They propose to build a narrow gauge, and want $5030 cash subscriptions per mile to start on. They now have $215,000, and are getting more. The distance is about fifty miles. Mr. Hood, a capable enginci r, has been employed, and will commence his surveys at once. A prospect ol an excellent connection to Lancaster is now opening. The Company who propose to build the road from that city lo Reading, also propose a separate line from Lancaster down to Quarryville, which is almost in a direct lino toward Ox ford, so that by building a branch from the Oxford and Peachbottom roadlo Quarry ville this connection will be supplied, over a very good route, and through one of the richest portions of that fertile country. Tho distance from Oxford to Lancaster by this route would be from 20 to 25 miles. In many ways, there fore, the prospect for our Western connections is developing and improving.