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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #100 on: Feb 10th, 2016, 9:48pm »
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Excellent shots both. Wow, what a far cry from what was to what currently is......surprised to see the catenary poles still in place!  
 
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« Reply #101 on: Feb 11th, 2016, 11:27am »
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Yeah, me too, and that's a 3 year old shot! From what I understand, it's still owned by SEPTA and is railbanked. The potential for ridership is probably there, but as always, it comes down to the NIMBYs and the $$$$.

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« Reply #102 on: Feb 18th, 2016, 3:29pm »
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Here's an interesting one, on a part of the PRR that was "enemy territory" for sure!

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« Reply #103 on: Feb 18th, 2016, 7:36pm »
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Wow that area has changed for the better. You need to be a little older or rode some rambles to guess this one. Good shot, area now covered with highways(roadways) and lots of whatever going on!

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« Reply #104 on: Feb 20th, 2016, 9:20am »
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Reading Pa?

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« Reply #105 on: Feb 22nd, 2016, 10:36am »
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You betcha, gentlemen!
 
Before.......(Houser collection, Penn St., Reading in 1953)


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« Reply #106 on: Feb 22nd, 2016, 10:39am »
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And approximately today......

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« Reply #107 on: Feb 22nd, 2016, 10:41am »
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OK, take two........You might travel thru this tiny town on your way back to college in Happy Valley, if you're a geologist, you might be familar with the formation named for it, and if you're into all things mafia, you might find it interesting that it has a large population.

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« Reply #108 on: Feb 23rd, 2016, 12:01pm »
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Thank you for taking care of that for me, Henry.....By the way, if anybody is looking for that RDC photo, it's been put in the propper GTL thread on the Reading forum.

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« Reply #109 on: Feb 23rd, 2016, 9:05pm »
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Purely a guess, but I know there was a branch line near Penn State so I'll take a stab at Bellefonte, PA?

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« Reply #110 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 8:01am »
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Oh, Charlie, you're VERY close! But you're too far north (not by much, though)  
 
In fact, if you follow your favorite aerial software, somewhere off the Middle Division, you'll see that the branch in question still looks like it goes at least this far, if not pretty close to it,  to this very day, though I couldn't tell if the freight house is still there.  
 
Bonus clue, Jacks Mountain, which we encountered in an earlier GTL, plays a role in finding this CDP on the map.


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« Reply #111 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 10:46pm »
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Ahhhh okay......I traced along there, will guess Bald Eagle. This was an interesting branch back in the day!  
 
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« Reply #112 on: Feb 25th, 2016, 10:17am »
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Oh, you are still close, but without the requisite cigar!
 
Tell you what...if you go to Bing or Google maps, draw an imaginary line east to the next major US highway, and look for something sweet in the general area, you'll find the location! (rails end there, btw)


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« Reply #113 on: Mar 1st, 2016, 9:17am »
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Honestly, unless you are a SPF, you'll most likely never get this one, so in a rare act of revealing the GTL, we are looking at the Readsville, PA freight station in 1967 on the PRR Milroy Branch. Without going into l, all your answers will be revealed at this link regarding the wheres, whens and hows - http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/maps/114-general/guide/426-milroy-secondary .
 
I wonder if its still there....................


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« Reply #114 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 11:01am »
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Let's see now......
 
If you go here in the summer, you can still expect traffic delays, even though trains of two different railroads no longer cross to get in here......
 
In this case, Haskell is not to be confused with the station on the Erie, located elsewhere in New Jersey..........
 
And if you use the French translation of a similar city name located in the Caribbean for this road crossing, it translates to 'Port of the Peck', and that just doesn't see to make much sense......


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« Reply #115 on: Mar 30th, 2016, 10:54am »
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Wow, and here I thought that everybody would be "racing" to answer this one......

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« Reply #116 on: Apr 1st, 2016, 12:35pm »
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Monmouth Park race track in Oceanport NJ. PRR and CNJ both served the park.

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« Reply #117 on: Apr 1st, 2016, 12:45pm »
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If correct answers were worth money, NEFAN would be a rich man today!
 
Yes, this is the lead across Port Au Peck Ave. to the Monmouth Park (horse track) in Oceanport, NJ. As NEFAN referenced, this was served by the PRR and CNJ off of the NY&LB. While direct train service is not available to the track anymore, at one time, there was a yard just outside the entry gates of the track where strings of PRR and CNJ trains would line up and discharge their passengers for an afternoon of fun.


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« Reply #118 on: Apr 1st, 2016, 3:31pm »
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If I were a rich man .....
 
Here is a bridge abutment from an ancient ancestor of the PRR. There is speculation that this bridge was never actually completed across the river. Why it was never completed may be "frog" related. Anyway, the line did not last long.


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« Reply #119 on: Apr 1st, 2016, 3:53pm »
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I sure HOPE that somebody guesses WELL enough to get this without much effort!

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