Portion of track near route 29?

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Portion of track near route 29?

Postby zebrasepta » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:46 pm

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1344189 ... 6656?hl=en
Does anyone know where this portion of the track went to it seems to branch off of some other track, I'm not familiar with the railroad outside of SEPTA and other commuter rails.
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Re: Portion of track near route 29?

Postby mikeexplorer » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:24 am

This site will help

https://www.openrailwaymap.org/

Its called the "Pickering Valley Branch"
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Re: Portion of track near route 29?

Postby CarterB » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 am

IIRC...that's remnant of the Pickering Valley

"The Pickering Valley Railroad was a short line railroad in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It ran from Phoenixville to Byers, near Eagle, in Upper Uwchlan Township, a distance of approximately 11 miles (18 km),[1] over which distance it gained 316 feet (96 m) in elevation.[2] Operated as a unit of the Reading Railroad, the Pickering Valley was not a great success; passenger service was discontinued in 1934, and much of the line was abandoned in 1948. The remainder of the line was closed in the 1980s; little remains today." Wikipedia
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