chnhrr wrote:This is not another Stimulus Program, but some questions I have concerning two major unused PRR bridges in the suburban Philadelphia area. At the end of December I passed by the first one at Whitford near Route 30. The second one at Manayunk I came across by reviewing the rail lines located off the Main Line on Bing maps. The bridges served which two now defunct Pennsy lines?
Also can any one recommend a good book on the PRR Philadelphia suburban service?
One such book would be "Pennsylvania Railroad Facilities In Color", Volume 3, Philadelphia Division by Robert J Yanosey. It was published by Morning Sun Books in 2009. Its focus is on the stations, bridges and other structures of the PRR but it contains many excellent photos and has capsule histories of the various lines.
Another book is "Delaware Valley Rails" by John R Pawson. It was published in 1979 by Mr Pawson and is basically a field guide to all the rail lines in the Philadelphia area. Even though its over 30 years old it is a good mine of information and I still refer to it often.
It has been out of print for a long time but maybe you could find a copy on e-bay or at a railroad show.