Trainlawyer wrote:Glenn,You are absolutely correct and I have noted the same on several occasions.
Be very careful with Google's imagery. It is not real time and regardless of the copyright date may be several years old. Any given area may be stitched together from various dates. I just checked the overhead of my daughter's house in Bucks County and despite a 2014 date the picture it shows a pickup truck (my granddaughter's) which has been on the west coast since 2010!
The picture I viewed was on Street View from the N. Commerce Street grade crossing and is dated October 2013. It was definitely taken after the derailment as the A frame for the bridge is also gone and the base for the now removed signal can be seen when zooming in. The satellite image is much older as it still shows the bridge in the open position and the A frame still standing despite the 2014 Copyright date.