Welcome to Historic Galloway, The Current’s weekly feature that looks back through Galloway Township history. Each week we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Sarah Snow, librarian for the Galloway Township Historical Society, who shares information and early photos online and in print.
The Pomona train station was located along the current Atlantic City Line rail bed, on the west side of Pomona Avenue near the intersection of English Creek Road. At the time of this photo, circa 1900, it was owned by the West Jersey and Seashore Rail Road, Atlantic Division; railroads changed hands frequently in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Leaving Camden, the train made stops at Hammonton, De Costa, Elwood, Egg Harbor City, Germania, Pomona, Doughty and Absecon before arriving in Atlantic City near Florida Avenue. Some stops were just a platform but the Pomona Station was considered a major stop because it handled freight, passengers and mail.
The Galloway Township Historical Society and Museum is in the former John Gross residence in front of the municipal building on Jimmie Leeds Road. The phone number is 609-287-2440. All are welcome to the museum 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. any Saturday.