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« Reply #80 on: Nov 17th, 2005, 6:27pm »
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Speaking of activity, the Perk crew made a rare Saturday trip this past Saturday...

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« Reply #81 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 7:04pm »
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I was out today driving past the Octoraro branch line and saw that some clearing was done on one of the old sidings in Oxford today.  Also that there were two people out there doing some measuring next to or near the siding.  Anyone have any info on it?  I saw them near the area where the old turntable pit sites at and the old grain silos near the line.

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« Reply #82 on: Dec 26th, 2005, 8:02pm »
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we are going to be replacing ties along the main from avondale to nottingham. but we don't know who cut down the brush on the old siding. the two people you saw measuring were they in a penn eastern truck?  
                        
                                        


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« Reply #83 on: Dec 26th, 2005, 9:31pm »
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I think it was a white pick-up with Maryland tags and a red light bar on top for some fire company.   I saw at least one guy out there about two days before that doing the cutting of the tress and brush that was growing up along the dead end siding.  Wasnt sure if there were plans to use it for some fright that would be using it or for some propane tank cars to go to Keen (I think thats who it is next to the carpet place) near the tracks.

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« Reply #84 on: Dec 27th, 2005, 10:15pm »
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Sounds like really good news for you guys on the line now.  Who are the two new ones along the line now?  If you don't mind me asking.

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« Reply #85 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 3:37pm »
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Took advantage of Monday's holiday to search for action on the ex-PRR Octoraro Division of PRL, between Chadds Ford and Nottingham.  At Kennett Square, we came upon PRL 2206, an ex-P&W U-boat, tied down near an ex-SP unit.  With the 2206 tied down on the main, I figured there be no thru-trains that day, but the equipment made for a few nice photos.
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« Reply #86 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 3:38pm »
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old SP power  

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« Reply #87 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 3:39pm »
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And finally, a nose shot...

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« Reply #88 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 3:43pm »
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Then decided to explore the ex-RDG (Wilmington & Northern) portion of the line, so drove up to Coatesville via Modena.  Very little going on, but did get a nice down-on shot of ISG's yard...

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« Reply #89 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 4:28pm »
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Nice shots there Charlie_O.   Last time I saw the old SP it was in Avondale on the siding.  But that was maybe a few months back.

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« Reply #90 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 6:18pm »
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I also recall seeing one in Quakertown a while back. Is it still there?

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« Reply #91 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 8:21pm »
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on Jan 18th, 2006, 6:18pm, Adam17 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I also recall seeing one in Quakertown a while back. Is it still there?

 
Yes.


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« Reply #92 on: Jan 19th, 2006, 10:47pm »
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Just wanted to be sure.

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« Reply #93 on: Jan 30th, 2006, 2:26pm »
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On Friday night, I followed the freight from Perkasie to Quakertown. I was surprised to see the shove the consist through two grade crossings with a brakeman riding the head end. I really enjoy watching these guys because their operation has alot of short line, throwback charm to it. Looks like that now that the Shelly siding is open, they are taking alot more cars. I'm glad to see how much they have grown.

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« Reply #94 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 4:34pm »
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Just thought I would give you guys a recent photo of what Boyetown yard is up to these days.....Not much really. The GP10 looks like it hasnt been running for a while and the 52 is used as primary power for the branch.
 
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« Reply #95 on: Feb 15th, 2006, 1:01am »
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Hi people Tom from NY Im new to this forum. Just curious does any one have any video or CD  of the Penn Eastern?   Im curious to know what the sounds of of a GP-10 and a U boat MUed together sound like. Thank you to who ever replies. Have a nice day.

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« Reply #96 on: Feb 18th, 2006, 7:58pm »
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Great shots Chris! Great to meet you today, BTW.

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« Reply #97 on: Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:58am »
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I understand that the East Penn Scenic out of Kutztown is shutdown now. That is a shame. I used to enjoy seeing their little operation while I was out railfanning the NS Reading Line. Does anyone know what will become of the Kutztown Branch and also what will happen to the equipment?

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« Reply #98 on: Feb 27th, 2006, 7:35pm »
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the East penn's Kutztown branch is still operating freight service in the form of one customer(that foundry). The tourist deal is done for now cause of insurance was becoming costly.

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« Reply #99 on: Feb 28th, 2006, 9:13am »
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I observed the freight coming through Perkasie yesterday. It had 18 cars on it. Seems like volume on the Bethlehem branch is getting better by the day. I've also seen them running on Saturdays now as well.

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