Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Apr 26th, 2018, 8:49pm
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Regional Area Operations
   Western Pennsylvania
(Moderator: fquig)
   B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint
   Author  Topic: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania  (Read 169 times)
thebigham
Historian
Posts: 1352
B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« on: Dec 6th, 2013, 6:38pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

http://akronrrclub.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/bp-wood-trestles-fast-vanishing-in-pennsylvania/
 
B&P Wood Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
The Northern Subdivision of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad between Butler and Petrolia, Pa., is known for its wood trestles, but many of them are being replaced with modern structures.
 
 
Currently, a large curved trestle at Chicora is being replaced by a steel structure that is expected to be finished by early December.
 
 
The railroad will then move on to replace its last large wood trestle. Work on that project at Iron City is expected to begin in March 2014.
 
 
A smaller small wood trestle near Chicora is not visible from public property.
 
 
An earthen fill replaced the trestle at Divener after it was destroyed by a suspicious fire in 2005.
 
 
Trains continue to use the line Monday through Thursday. Construction work is done on Friday through Sunday.


Logged
thebigham
Historian
Posts: 1352
Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« Reply #1 on: Dec 6th, 2013, 6:42pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

I found one pic:
 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x9Y5kKJd0OE/Uo5WoYPj4dI/AAAAAAAAA5Y/Fo4rbCK2Kxg/s1600/chicora+trestle+103013b+web.jpg
 
4 engines!


Logged
thebigham
Historian
Posts: 1352
Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« Reply #2 on: Dec 6th, 2013, 7:02pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Here are the wooden trestles at Bing Maps:
 
 
http://binged.it/18qFhHK'
 
http://binged.it/18e9GOB
 
http://binged.it/18e9LBQ
 
Here's where the wooden trestle that burned was located:
 
http://binged.it/18qFBGo


Logged
EMTRailfan
Historian
View Profile   WWW  

Posts: 531
Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« Reply #3 on: Dec 8th, 2013, 11:26am »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

I saw the Hemphill Cemetery bridge in person a few weekends ago.  I hate to "see history go", but at least GWI is keeping the replacements authentic looking from a distance with the engineering of them.  With them replacing wood with steel, I wonder if we may see 6 axles on the Northern Sub on occasion?  If so, I wouldn't look for it as a regularity.  Right now, they are restricted.

Logged

Choo-choos and whoo-whoos!!!
My Railpictures.net
My RRPA
My NON RR pics
thebigham
Historian
Posts: 1352
Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« Reply #4 on: Dec 8th, 2013, 4:52pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

^I don't know, Kevin. As you know, the line has a lot of curves which might restrict the 6-axles.
 
(I emailed you today.)
 
Chris


Logged
thebigham
Historian
Posts: 1352
Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania
 
« Reply #5 on: Dec 8th, 2013, 10:35pm »
Quick-Jump   Reply w/Quote   Modify

Here are some YouTube videos that show the trestles:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFZ6zLFk1U
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n91xv9DNBWg


Logged
Pages: 1  ReplyReply     EMail TopicEMail Topic   PrintPrint

« Previous topic | Next topic »