Roelofs, PA Track Pans

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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:06 pm

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Lizette plans 3


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Lizette plans 4
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:10 pm

I found an article about The West Trenton RR Bridge which was published in ENGINEERING NEWS Volume 69 Number 22 May 29, 1913:

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Engineering News Vol 69 No. 22 5-29-1913 Excerpt


This description suggests several things to me:

1) Travelling East from Yardley there is a bridge over South Main Street adjacent to the station.
This is followed by another bridge over the Delaware Canal,
which leads into the approach to the West Trenton RR bridge,
which is an earthen embankment.

2) I had thought that the original track pans were located West of the station. This idea was based on known water supply
( Silver Lake Dam and Oxford Road Pump Station - This was known as White's Lake when the dam was built in the 1870s )
and the belief that locating track pans on the elevated embankment East of the station would leave them too exposed to
wind, weather, and a greater likelihood of freezing. This description would indicate a location on the bridge approach
( how else could water splash onto the bridge members ? )

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1937 Aerial Photo with Points of Reference
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:58 pm

This is a diagram of the construction plant which was set up on the PA side to build The West Trenton RR Bridge:

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PA Construction Plant Diagram
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby amtrakhogger » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:43 am

The original bridge over the Delaware River was a steel type sitting on stone piers (which are still standing today.) I would like to say it was a deck type bridge for lack of a better term.
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:23 pm

amtrakhogger wrote:The original bridge over the Delaware River was a steel type sitting on stone piers (which are still standing today.) I would like to say it was a deck type bridge for lack of a better term.


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Yardleyville Centennial Bridge


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Yardleyville Centennial Bridge


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Yardleyville Centennial Bridge & West Trenton RR Bridge under construction


This was actually an iron bridge.
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby amtrakhogger » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:32 am

Ok, I stand corrected.
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:33 pm

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Excerpt from Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper 8-19-1876 - The New Philadelphia Route
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:51 pm

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Yardley Station with the Tower at a distance
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Re: Roelofs, PA Track Pans

Postby GSDenshaw » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:47 pm

FT's 251 (A&B) lead B &O freight #695 through Yardley, PA, on New York Branch on June 11, 1961. Train will terminate in B & O's Eastside Yard in Phila. (Photo by Martin Zak - Flags, Diamonds & Statues, ARHS).

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Yardleyville Centennial Bridge 1892

Postby GSDenshaw » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:54 pm

Two more photos of the Yardleyville Centennial Bridge. These were taken in 1892 by William Henry Jackson and were commissioned by the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad.

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New Jersey Side


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Pennsylvania Side
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