Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Last Passenger Service between Wilmington and Delmar

On January 1st 1966 the last regular passenger train service ended between Wilmington and Delmar when PRR train #455 pulled into Delmar at 7:44 PM and M. B. Parsons called out for the last time “Delmar”.   Called the "Blue Diamond" the run had been established with State funded support for an early morning AM trip North to Wilmington and a PM trip south to Delmar Monday thru Friday. 

Since that time various “special” trains have been run.  Mainly for the Delaware State Fair in Harrington or for the Nascar races in Dover. 

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