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Charlie_O
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Phila & Easton Transit Co.
 
« on: Oct 6th, 2006, 9:39am »
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Anything remain of the ROW between Doylestown and Easton?
-Charlie


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Re: Phila & Easton Transit Co.
 
« Reply #1 on: Oct 6th, 2006, 10:02am »
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on Oct 6th, 2006, 9:39am, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Anything remain of the ROW between Doylestown and Easton?
-Charlie

 
 
I know some of line the experienced washouts a few years ago...last I heard it wasn't in too good of shape.


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« Reply #2 on: Nov 18th, 2006, 11:00am »
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Charlie, did you do any exploring yet?

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Re: Phila & Easton Transit Co.
 
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 1:06am »
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The line is quite evident on a ledge on the West side of River Rd. near Reiglesville, especially where the trolley hit the boulder.
In 1969, I remember a grade crossing of old Easton Rd., but I can't find it any more, the concrete highway has since been repaved.  From the angle of the track, the side of the road line ran on the other side of the gutters or ditches from the highway.
Winter is a good time to explore without so many weeds and thorns.  Any interest?


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crosstie
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Re: Phila & Easton Transit Co.
 
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10th, 2007, 9:09pm »
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the ROW is visible in the fall , above rt. 611.  car barn is still in Raubsville. south end of town on left, if your heading south, stone bldg. my grand father owned about a mile of Row, he used to mow it, That was his gold as he was a motorman for the easton transit co. only seen about a dozen photos of this line. at  Fry"s run there is abutments, and the old highway bridge

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Re: Phila & Easton Transit Co.
 
« Reply #5 on: Oct 11th, 2007, 12:40pm »
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Here's a link to an old postcard view of the trolley in  Raubsville.
Anyone know of any other pics online?
 
http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=14720
 
Also a book about it:
 
Trolley Memories of a Raubsville Resident;..........................Price:$10.00 + $5.95 sh + 6% tax
By Jane Kiefer Leary
An intimate account of the Easton-to-Doylestown trolley, chartered 1897 and in use until 1926, has been published by the Williams Township Historical Society.  The trolley began actual operation in 1904.  Author's notes have been compiled into a 53-page book and includes 24 photos many of which were taken in the years contemporary with the trolley's activity.
http://northamptonctymuseum.org/library.html


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