PRR Cardington Branch

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PRR Cardington Branch

Postby PRSLFAN » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:06 pm

I used to live in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. And the old Cardington Branch tracks use to run right behind my neigborhood on Andover Drive and the right of way ran near darby creek. I was shocked to hear about it when i read the Hobo's guide of the Pennsy. I do not know the exact spot were the tracks were because of the rows of houses but i do know it branched off the Newtown Square Branch. Does anybody remember the Cardington Branch??? Any articles written on the branch??
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Postby Septa Fan » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:21 pm

I believe that the PRR Technical and Historical society published a comprehensive article on the Cardington Branch. It is readily available in reprint at many hobby stores and, I think, at the SEPTA store at 1234 market. I hope that this will help you to reconnect.
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Postby crosstrack » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:35 pm

Here's a bit of trivia. SEPTA aquired the right-of-way for this branch - or what was left of it. I was working on a project at SEPTA roughly 10 years ago and was looking through the right-of-way maps and stumbled onto this line. I had to ask several people where/what it was before I ran into an old timer who pointed me in the direction of the old Sears Building just west of Cobb's creek. (Since demolished).
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Re: PRR Cardington Branch

Postby Red Arrow Fan » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:10 pm

PRSLFAN wrote:I used to live in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. And the old Cardington Branch tracks use to run right behind my neigborhood on Andover Drive and the right of way ran near darby creek. I was shocked to hear about it when i read the Hobo's guide of the Pennsy. I do not know the exact spot were the tracks were because of the rows of houses but i do know it branched off the Newtown Square Branch. Does anybody remember the Cardington Branch??? Any articles written on the branch??

It branched off the Newtown Square line between Pembroke Ave and Marshall Roads in Upper Darby (closer to Marshall Road). The line passed just north of East Lansdowne boro, on it's way to crossing Long Lane.
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Re: PRR Cardington Branch

Postby JimBoylan » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:41 pm

The junction switch was about in the gap between the dead end of Le Carra Dr. and the intersection Glenthorne and Radbourne Rds.
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