• Question About A Bridge.......

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  by jmp883
 
I believe the name of the bridge was the Hometown Trestle. Was this on the CNJ? I have a b/w picture of a steam excursion on the bridge in the early 70's but it only shows the bridge deck and doesn't state anything about the line the bridge is on. From the picture it appears to be a rather long and high structure, maybe comparable to Moodna Viaduct.

Anyone have information and/or pictures?

Thanks,

Joe P :D
Long Live The EL
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  by jmp883
 
Wasn't expecting an answer that fast, thanks. One more quick one, if I may. Is this trackage still in place and still in service?

Joe P :D
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  by Urban D Kaye
 
jmp883 wrote:Wasn't expecting an answer that fast, thanks. One more quick one, if I may. Is this trackage still in place and still in service?
Yes and yes. Reading & Northern uses it.

There are even some excursions planned for October that include a ride over Hometown Trestle. Check out the Reading & Northern's web page...

http://www.readingnorthern.com/

...and buy those tickets early.