Delaware Western charter fight 1881
111- are suit the to so s busy. with a middle first the way and blocked townships. when wa- and have this BAILBOABS BEFORE THE LEGISLATUKB.--The railroad fight between the Baltimore and Ohio, and the Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Companies Companies is now agitating the minds of the of the little State of Delaware. Tbe Baltimore and Ohio seeks, through au amendment to the Delaware and Wes tera charter, to construct a direct route opposition to the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore and over the present track . . -w~v . * J \ff *.Â«Â· AW*'* *AKÂ«4 *Â» r* oil* l i n o but one our the Delaware and Western road an air from Baltimore and the South to Philadelphia Philadelphia and the North and East. The seems to be one of engineering judgment, stripped of its other aspects, Tbe Delaware and W,estern is a corporation already in active existence, and its track now extends from Wilmington to Landenbnrg, Pa. The company's charter also gives it the right bri^e tbe Christiana at Wilmington and extend its tracks to the Pennsylvania line on the Delaware county border. What the Baltimore and Ohio now is autaurity to connect on tbe south the Delaware and Western track at Kiamensi, five or six miles from Wilmington, by constructing a new line from Baltimore to IVewark, and from there a distance miles to Kiamecsi, secure a through to Claymont. From there a new track, is proposed, shall be constructed to Philadelphia, or the old track of the Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore Railroad, now operated by the Philadelphia Reading Company, be used in tbe exteasion. At Philadelphia, connection with the Bouud Brook route to New York and the East contemplated. This scheme would give the Baltimore Ohio a direct line from the West and with Philadelphia and New York and E?st, and would traverse, generally tbe present Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore route. The Baltimore and bill passed tbe Senate last week and in the House. The proposed road would pass through Chester.