timz wrote:Tri-State mentioned extra "portals" beneath the PRR high line, on the north side of the DL&W main-- then the next post discussed PRR/H&M tracks as if they might have gone thru those portals. Which they couldn't have-- right?
However, it seems there once was a PRR track that descended from the NW side of the high line on the north side of the DL&W; I assume that tree-covered embankment north of the new connecting track carried that PRR track down to ground level somewhere around the east end of the DL&W Harrison yard.
From your description I think you are talking about the PRR's access to the meat packing plants along Harrison Avenue. Last I checked, Conrail still owned the property on the north side of the DL&W, containing the big puddle, but south of the landfill. This was the PRR right of way. I believe this is how Swift Interlocking got it's name, also.
There were also Erie tracks in this area, coming off of the Newark Branch.