Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

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Re: Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

Postby redarrow5591 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:09 pm

Silverliner II wrote:
scotty269 wrote:There is a reference to the "new" tunnel and the "old" one. What is left of the old one today?


I think part of the east end of the westbound platform of 2nd Street station is where the tracks curved into the old tunnel, judging from those pics above.....

The new construction (and the current ownership line) in the middle of the station where the roadbed ballast starts and the center pillars stop.
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Re: Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

Postby TWTRTECH » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:19 pm

Some more of my photos that got lost, of the Fairmount EL stop before demolition. Roman
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Re: Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

Postby TWTRTECH » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:22 pm

and three more........
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Re: Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

Postby TWTRTECH » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:48 pm

Image from January 1976
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Re: Construction of MFL between Girard & 2nd St in '70s

Postby MACTRAXX » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Everyone:

It is is hard to believe that the I-95 center median and Spring Garden Station segment of the MFSE
from 2nd Street to south of Girard is now 40 years old this year. The completion of this section was
actually aided by the long Spring 1977 SEPTA CTD strike in which construction was unimpeded by
not having MFSE trains in service to replace the elevated segment containing the old Fairmount
Station which was deteriorated but upon demolition was found to be stronger then it appeared...

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