• Railfanning in Phoenixville

  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by WM Fan (in philly)
Hello, i have just moved to Phoenixville PA and I am ready to start railfanning. But I don't know the best spots. Any advice on good locations to watch the NS freights? I also noticed that the Pennsy has a line going across the river and into town that still has the tracks in place, Does NS use this line still, or is it abandoned and destined to be a bike path?

  by kevikens
I don't get out there too often from South Jersey but when I do I find the area near the old station to be ok but you might find some more interesting traffic and shots by going over to Pottstown. They have some local industrial switching movements on weekdays and on the main line the old station makes a good backdrop. Sorry I don't know anything about the former PRR trackage. The last time I saw that trackage was some 16-17 years ago. Consider going up to Reading, too. A lot of traffic and many interesting backgrounds.

  by CarterB
WM Fan (in philly) Please resize your avatar to an appropriate smaller size (i.e. 1.5" X 1.5") Thanks.

  by WM Fan (in philly)
Sorry about the oversized avatar, i accidently picked the full size photo. A small one should show now. Thanks for noticing!
  by CSX4758
For railfanning spots you should take a look at examples of photography from there on railpictures.net

  by Schuylkill Valley
Hello, I live near Phoenixville and I also work in Phoenixville at the Sears store, The best place to watch trains is at the old passenger station on Rt. 29. The other good place to watch trains is up in Royersford at their station, thats located on Main street .
The PRR Tracks were of the Schuylkill Valley line built in 1884 , that went from Philadelphia to Pottsville. The track is still in to the conection with the Devalt line where the wye once was. the track that went to Pottstown from here is now gone. just bits and parts of the line is still in track.
Heres a good website to view on that line.



heres a video I took back in 1987 of two train heading west at Royersford,Pa.
http://www.dailymotion.com/Conrail6370/ ... nrail-edal

Heres a train at Pottstown station.
http://www.dailymotion.com/Conrail6370/ ... stown-3107

  by WM Fan (in philly)
Thanks for the info Len, and nice videos!