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wrg113
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« Reply #240 on: Jul 24th, 2009, 4:55pm »
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High and wide through Perkasie? How do they intend to get it through the tunnel?

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Matt_E._Lebo
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« Reply #241 on: Jul 24th, 2009, 5:03pm »
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on Jul 24th, 2009, 4:55pm, wrg113 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
High and wide through Perkasie? How do they intend to get it through the tunnel?

 
 
Apparently something has to be removed off of it to fit.


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EPRY7874
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« Reply #242 on: Jul 25th, 2009, 5:38am »
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Wrong Railroad

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« Reply #243 on: Jul 25th, 2009, 1:25pm »
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It's going to be on the Perkiomen(sp?) Branch.

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« Reply #244 on: Jul 25th, 2009, 1:33pm »
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on Jul 25th, 2009, 1:25pm, Conrail6707 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It's going to be on the Perkiomen(sp?) Branch.

 
 
 
I misread the message; I looked at Perkasie and thought he meant Perkiomen. Where is the "other perk"? I didnt even know such a line existed.
 
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« Reply #245 on: Jul 25th, 2009, 3:12pm »
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The Perkiomen Branch runs from Emmaus Jct. to East Greenville/Pennsburg. The Bethlehem Branch runs from just north of Quakertown to the CSXT interchange at Telford.
 
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« Reply #246 on: Jul 28th, 2009, 6:29pm »
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on Jul 24th, 2009, 12:36pm, Matt_E._Lebo wrote:       (Click here for original message)
#52 is in Topton now and it made its first run yesterday. Two ESPN ?s...
 
When will #52 run next, and when is that high and wide supposed to move on the Perkasie Line?
 
Any info appreciated...
 
-Matt

 
 
The high and wide move will be made tomorrow the 29th. Most of the track gang will be on hand to help watch and monitor the move through the tunnel and also down the steep grade to the power sub-station.  As for the time it will happen,  I'm not sure.


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« Reply #247 on: Jul 28th, 2009, 7:22pm »
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on Jul 28th, 2009, 6:29pm, rob216 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
 
The high and wide move will be made tomorrow the 29th. Most of the track gang will be on hand to help watch and monitor the move through the tunnel and also down the steep grade to the power sub-station.  As for the time it will happen,  I'm not sure.

 
Thank you for the info. Hopefully a general time will be given tomorrow. Can't wait to see a GP10 pullin' a high and wide!!!
 
-Matt


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« Reply #248 on: Jul 28th, 2009, 8:02pm »
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I can say it might start some time tomorrow after 9:30 or 10:00.  All of us from the track gang will be coming from the main office in Kennett Square, so it will be at least an hour and half to two hours till we get there around 9:30 or 10:00.

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« Reply #249 on: Jul 29th, 2009, 3:26pm »
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on Jul 28th, 2009, 8:02pm, rob216 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I can say it might start some time tomorrow after 9:30 or 10:00.  All of us from the track gang will be coming from the main office in Kennett Square, so it will be at least an hour and half to two hours till we get there around 9:30 or 10:00.

I went looking for this today but struck out. I got to Perkasi about
10: AM and didn't see anything near the south end of the tunnel.
Took tunnel road north to another road that crosses the tracks on a bridge
but all I saw there were a lot of what appeared to be tall aluminum / gray
boxes on flats. Any more info available? In particular what was moved and
from where to where ?
Thanks in advance,
Jim


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« Reply #250 on: Jul 29th, 2009, 8:32pm »
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It happened today on the Perkiomen not Quakertown

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KingCoal
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« Reply #251 on: Jul 29th, 2009, 8:45pm »
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on Jul 29th, 2009, 8:32pm, EPRY7874 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It happened today on the Perkiomen not Quakertown

Wow,
wrong church AND wrong Pew............
Dillinger Tunnel....................................
Thanks for the info


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« Reply #252 on: Sep 14th, 2009, 12:27am »
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does anyone know what day the ESPN runs to elsmere yard and what time they go on.
 
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« Reply #253 on: Nov 27th, 2009, 8:16am »
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Hello all. I was just out these past 2 days chasing East Penn's W&N and Octoraro Branches.
 
Day 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61LeKnv-ri4
 
Day 2 Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9tO24gNk9Q
 
Day 2 Part 2 will be up soon
 
Steve


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« Reply #254 on: Nov 27th, 2009, 8:17am »
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See more East Penn videos here.
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/wwrr98#g/u
 
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« Reply #255 on: Jan 15th, 2010, 8:59am »
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Where does the PRL interchange with NS off of the Sinking Spring line?  
 
I cross the NS mainline, and the PRL every day on my way to work, and I have only ever seen PRL crews at work a handful of times... my timing must be bad.  
 
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« Reply #256 on: Jan 19th, 2010, 8:00am »
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ESPN interchanges with NS directly in Reading Yard; schedule, I believe, is a little more sporadic than it was in the past.  They usually sit near the Woodrow Street crossing to wait for permission from Harrisburg East dispatch to open up the switch and proceed east on Main 2.  Other than at Sinking Spring, the other safe place to catch 'em by is at the bakery parking lot on Business 422 just west of WYOMISSING JCT.  If you have a scanner they'll be working off the Harrisburg East channel for movements.
 
on Jan 15th, 2010, 8:59am, brungardra wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Where does the PRL interchange with NS off of the Sinking Spring line?  
 
I cross the NS mainline, and the PRL every day on my way to work, and I have only ever seen PRL crews at work a handful of times... my timing must be bad.  
 
Rich



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kennstation
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« Reply #257 on: Jan 22nd, 2010, 6:39am »
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Hi. Last time I was up through the Denver area, I noticed a bunch of cars on different sidings and somebody told me they were for Denver storage... this was several months ago... are these cars just being stored or why are they appearing now on a brand new siding? Hope business picks up on that line; looks like Wickes Lumber doesn't get cars any more... or is it even still there? Thanks.. Ken

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« Reply #258 on: Jan 28th, 2010, 10:23pm »
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Lately I've been taking Route 897 to my fiance's after work on fridays, and I usually go past the Reinholds Station around 2:45pm.  Once 2204 was absent, but usually is there; it seems that 2202 doesn't do much moving.  Glad to see the PERL still going though.

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