B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

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B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

Postby thebigham » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:27 pm

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B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

The Northern Subdivision of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad between Butler and Petrolia, Pa., is known for its wooden 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 wooden trestle. Work on that project at Iron City is expected to begin in March 2014.

A smaller small wooden 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.
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Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

Postby thebigham » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:30 pm

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Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

Postby thebigham » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:03 pm

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
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Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:33 pm

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Re: B&P Wooden Trestles Fast Vanishing in Pennsylvania

Postby thebigham » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:51 pm

The January 2014 issue of Railfan/Railroad has an 8-page article on the the B&P's Northern Sub where these wooden trestles are located.
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