Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

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Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby SCB2525 » Fri May 02, 2014 8:33 pm

Would anyone by chance have any Reading track maps of 50s-60s vintage of any or all of the section between Neshaminy and West Trenton?
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Re: Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby westernfalls » Fri May 02, 2014 8:56 pm

Try asking on the Reading Company Forum with a hint about what sort of information you're looking for.
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Re: Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby RCman2626 » Fri May 02, 2014 9:50 pm

This is a fantastic resource for RDG track maps and interlockings.

http://www.rrsignal.com/railroad/interlocking/rdg.htm
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Re: Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby 25Hz » Fri May 02, 2014 11:48 pm

There is a wye structure still there (dunno the state of it) that in its day connected the commuter line to the unwired freight line just west of neshaminy falls station. Pretty fascinating stuff.
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Re: Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby amtrakhogger » Sat May 03, 2014 1:15 am

25Hz wrote:There is a wye structure still there (dunno the state of it) that in its day connected the commuter line to the unwired freight line just west of neshaminy falls station. Pretty fascinating stuff.


The wye was used in steam days to turn pushers that ran between Neshaminy Falls (JG) and West Trenton (CN.)
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Re: Reading RR Track maps - Neshaminy to WT

Postby ExCon90 » Sun May 04, 2014 2:39 pm

There was also a passenger service (just a few trains a day, can't remember what years) from Reading Terminal out to the wye via Jenkintown and back to Reading Terminal via Byberry, and vice versa.

Found it: the Official Guide of February 1926 shows service to Trevose and back via Byberry. It's in a thread (very much off topic) in the PRR forum under Connection between the ex-PRR and ex-Reading? The relevant posts begin with one from limejuice on July 9, 2011.
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