The rising water on the Susquehanna River did a major number on Penn Central's Shocks Mills Bridge (ex-PRR). Took out the center of the bridge!
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narig01 wrote:Name a railroad in the Northeast at the time. If it didn't kill it mortally wounded.Did it affect the Boston & Maine any? Or PC's New Haven trackage?
GP30 5513 wrote:Hurricane Agnes also led to the demise of the PRR's/PC's Quarryville Branch in Lancaster County, PA.A new connection was made to the Atglen & Susquehanna branch so that some service at the end of the Quarryville line could be preserved for a few years.
Mcoov wrote:Did it affect the Boston & Maine any? Or PC's New Haven trackage?At the risk of straying off topic, this page from NOAA (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration) shows the top five states affected by Hurricane Agnes as Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey. None of the New England states are mentioned as having suffered from damages (Check the table at the bottom of the page.) so I believe it's a safe assumption that no New England railroads were affected.
TB Diamond wrote:The PRR (Penn Central) Elmira branch between Elmira, NY and Williamsport, PA and between Horseheads and Montour Falls, NY.The Penn Central between Horseheads and Montour Falls was reapired and used for a while after the flood. There is a picture of a James E Strates Show train on the that line n 1974 and I can recall seeing a few trains there in the mid to late '70s. I don't think it was embargoed permanently until some time in the CR era.
MACTRAXX wrote:Does anyone remember a special issue of the Penn Central Post about the 1972 Agnes flooding?Here's a PDF of that issue from http://www.unlikelypcrr.com/