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Postby Lucius Kwok » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:05 pm

One of the best resources for locating old railroad lines is aerial photographs. I've been using Google Earth for a few weeks and with some practice you can spot lots of old rail lines, even ones that have become overgrown with weeds.

http://earth.google.com/

This is one of the Manayunk bridge in Philadelphia.

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Postby kinlock » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:47 pm

If you have Google Earth, here's some tours of abandoned railroads:

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&act=down&id=8155
The West Shore of the New York Central

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&act=down&id=8323
The Peoria & Eastern Railway

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&act=down&id=8406
Troy & Schenectady Railroad

http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&act=down&id=8806
New York Central Catskill Mountain Branch
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