1834 drawing, PG&N (Reading RR) Wissahickon Creek

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1834 drawing, PG&N (Reading RR) Wissahickon Creek

Postby J Johnstone » Sun May 06, 2012 1:27 pm

Below is a URL for the oldest know drawing of P,G & N's Norristown line crossing the Wissahickon Creek back when it opened in 1834. Below to the right is Robeson's gristmill. Enjoy!

http://processandpreserve.files.wordpre ... 46_001.jpg

(Edit: Railroad bridge over the Wissahickon Creek, near the Manayunk section of Philadelphia PA - Scot)
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Re: 1834 drawing, PG&N (Reading RR) Wissahickon Creek

Postby scottychaos » Sun May 06, 2012 1:41 pm

J Johnstone wrote:Below is a URL for the oldest know drawing of P,G & N's Norristown line crossing the Wissahickon back when it opened in 1834. Below to the right is Robeson's gristmill. Enjoy!

http://processandpreserve.files.wordpre ... 46_001.jpg


Cool drawing...but...
What is the PG&N, where is the Norristown line, and where is Wissahickon? ;)
People within 50 miles of the location probably might know what you mean, but no one else does.
Clarification would be helpful!

(I googled it, and edited the subject line)

thanks,
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Re: 1834 drawing, PG&N (Reading RR) Wissahickon Creek

Postby J Johnstone » Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 am

The Norristown Line is now Septa's R6 and was originally the Norristown Branch of the Philadelphia, Germantown & Norristown Railroad between 1834 and 1870, and taken over by the Phila. & Reading RR in 1870. The bridge is the first of several successive wood ones, and a stone bridge is currently in place. It crosses over the Wissahickon Creek, near the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
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