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« on: Jun 12th, 2006, 8:34pm »
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Hello everyone,
     I had the idea to start a thread about remnants of whats left of the PRR on either mainlines or branch lines while I was out at the tracks of the current Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Division.  PRR5503 and myself were trackside at West Jeannette, approximately MP 326.9 and we found this structure and the corresponding concrete footers that held up something that spanned all 4 mainline tracks.  
     Because of the location of this structure, I think that this may be the remnants of the water bridge that spanned the tracks on this part of the Pittsburgh Division.  There is a picture of the water bridge on Page 311 of Triumph 1.  The caption says that the water bridge was gone in 1957.  If anyone could confirm this for me it would be greatly appreciated.  The following are pictures of what is left.  First is a large concrete rectangular structure with a rounded top.


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 8:37pm »
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In the last picutre you can see an iron door on top of the structure and what appears to be a concrete signal footer next to it.  Here is a shot of another concrete base next too the large structure that is bigger than the signal footers

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 8:39pm »
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This is a shot of the iron door on top of the large concrete structure.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 8:42pm »
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Finally this picture shows drain type of culvert when one looks in one can see that there are pipes that went under all 4 tracks and pipes that came from the large concrete structure, and pipes that went up to the tracks.

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 12th, 2006, 10:32pm »
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..... if you look at Tim's first picture, you will see a (for-lack of a better-word ) 'concrete-footing' ('stanchions'? ) for 'something', skewed at 45* to the concrete 'tomb' and the mainline-itself, and there are 2 more like it (I assume there was a 4th that has been removed/covered-over/eroded-away ), and we have no-idea what those were for, having never-seen anything cocked at an angle to the road-bed of the PRR.....
 
 


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Does anyone have a photo of, or the ability to refer me to....a photograph of one of the old PRR block station lamps in service?
 
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 18th, 2007, 10:29am »
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here's a PRR bridge you can still read the name on. I got this one last year I think on US 40, bout 2 mile west of Casey, ILL.
http://www.trainboard.com/railimages/showphoto.php/photo/42163/ppuser/4309
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This is the PRR Vandalia line
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 29th, 2009, 12:02am »
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Sorry to bump such an old thread.  However, I was wondering about the concrete structure in the first post in this thread?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
Tim


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« Reply #8 on: Dec 29th, 2009, 4:24pm »
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A reproduction of a Pennsy track chart from 1950 indicates a water tank at that location on the south side of the tracks.

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« Reply #9 on: Dec 30th, 2009, 2:32pm »
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Wetmary, that structure is on the southside of the tracks.  Thanks for the info!  Does anyone know what year the water bridge was taken out of service and taken down?  I have read 1957, but I have seen photos dated 5 years later with it in the backround.

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A PRR telegraph pole in Mt. Holly, New Jersey


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« Reply #11 on: Jan 30th, 2010, 6:41pm »
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Eddie, there are a good number of those still in Delmar, DE next to the NS main. Next time I have a chance I'll take some pictures and post them on here.

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on Jan 30th, 2010, 6:41pm, Railfan Entertainments wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Eddie, there are a good number of those still in Delmar, DE next to the NS main. Next time I have a chance I'll take some pictures and post them on here.

 
That sounds great to me.
Here all will see an 1860's era PRR station in Mount Holly, New Jersey.



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« Reply #13 on: Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:43pm »
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Unlike just about all of the other "fallen Flags", the PRR has one major "remnant" still existing--- the NEC between DC and NYP-- it is still electrified, and stations such as Baltimore's Penn Station and Philly's 30th Street Station still exist, and, though there have been significant alterations to their interiors, still look pretty much as they did during PRR days.

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 4th, 2010, 11:36am »
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I tried getting this photo on this site, but it didn't work.  Here's a website address for you, on the Railroad Picture Archives site.
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1931518
 
FYI-It's a mile marker.


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« Reply #15 on: Feb 4th, 2010, 11:49am »
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on Feb 4th, 2010, 11:36am, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I tried getting this photo on this site, but it didn't work.  Here's a website address for you, on the Railroad Picture Archives site.
 
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1931518
 
FYI-It's a mile marker.

 
I believe several cut-stone abutments (?) in Westmoreland County have similar markings, including the road-bridge overpass at Buffenmyer:
perhaps Rangere101 can confirm this, and get a picture, too



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« Reply #16 on: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:54pm »
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Heck, I'll bite...
 
The trestle that spans the gap on the abandoned Low Grade Line, or 'Atglen & Susquehanna Branch' at Safe Harbor, PA.  The lower bridge is Norfolk/Southern's Port Road Branch.
 


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« Reply #17 on: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:55pm »
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Other side.  Yeah, from a few hundred feet away, I still needed a wide angle lens [which I don't have] to capture it in one shot.  Yes, it's that big.
 


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« Reply #18 on: Feb 6th, 2010, 9:57pm »
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From the other side of the line/s.  I had forgotten to mention that the two previous shots were taken from the Safe Harbor Dam, which was open to fishing and spectating.
 


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on Feb 1st, 2010, 5:37pm, Eddie M. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
That sounds great to me.
Here all will see an 1860's era PRR station in Mount Holly, New Jersey.


Hi I'm new to the forum and anted to just say hi but I also know that this is an old post but I noticed that if you can see it too there is a piece in this picture on the track were you can see were an old switch used to be. Can you guys see it too?


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