Exploring the "P" in BR&P

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Exploring the "P" in BR&P

Postby SST » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:55 pm

Last month while down in PA, and finished exploring the B&S, I headed over to Ridgway, PA to ride the bike on a rail/trail. The trail was nice but I was too tired to ride the whole thing. The neat thinig about this rail/trail is it is right up against a live track. But I didn't see action though. Maybe next year. But I did photograph the two depots down there. One being the BR&P and the other being the PRR. Thought I'd share them with the NY foke.

The BR&P is an excellent shape and is occupied. The PRR depot is in terrible shape and is not occupied. It needs some serious help.

Click here and view the photos: http://www.railfan.net/railpix/submit/dansyrcher/

Ths rail/trail photo below is first in line.
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Re: Exploring the "P" in BR&P

Postby SST » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:09 pm

By the way, the name of the rail/trail is, the Clarion/Little Toby rail-trail. It's a great trail and I will likely try to ride the whole thing next year. But there are other trails waiting.

Click here for a track side view: http://www.railfan.net/railpix/submit/s ... _Trail.jpg

The trail is to the left side of the track.
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Re: Exploring the "P" in BR&P

Postby rls62 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:20 pm

Thanks sharing the info and pix. I'm always interested in learning about and exploring stuff like this, esp. a rail trail running next to an active line! Now if I could only find the free time to do these things!
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Re: Exploring the "P" in BR&P

Postby SST » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:42 pm

The other day, I took a trip to Somerset, Pa to bike on the Great Alleghany Passage. A great ride. I took Rt219 all the way. As I passed through Ridgway, I couldn't believe my eyes. Had to blink several times. The Depot on 219 has been refurbished. It looks brand new. I was pressed for time so I didn't turn around to get pictures [foolish] as I expected to stop on the return leg. When I did return, it was too dark to get any pictures. I thought I was at the wrong depot it looks so good.

The last time I was there was 5 years ago when I originally posted this thread. They did great work! I looked on Google Image but really couldn't tell for certain if it was really the depot. It will be awhile before I return to the area. Maybe somebody else has current photos. Share!

http://www.railfan.net/railpix/submit/s ... t_side.jpg It doesn't look like this anymore!
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Re: Exploring the "P" in BR&P

Postby trackwelder » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:29 am

great pics! the b&s is one of my favorite roads. my family has a cabin on rt. 6 just across the street from the row for the NYC interchange.
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