If anyone watched the gippsland line catenary removal? I wounder if conrail did the same of diffrent. If you find a vid or picture on how they removed it reply. Thanks
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CorenDirebrew wrote:Revived.....I seen a line with PRR catenary connecting to the NEC and its abandoned and the railroad bridge is missing where the septa TROLLey line and road crosses underI suspect that you saw the Oxford Rd. branch of the PRR crossing Erie Ave. and the Rte. 56 trolley just east of "B" St. & Whitaker Ave. The Philadelphia Electric Co. poles allow for future electrification of this abandoned line.
lvrr325 wrote:That may be correct in there was a line that the caternary remains up to feed power to other lines, but it could be one of the routes Septa owns that's been sort of half-butt railbanked (in that while the ROW is more or less intact, the odds it will ever see trains again are about the same as taking a train to Mars).Catenary towers remain in place, with Amtrak transmission lines still intact and energized, across the ex-PRR Manayunk bridge and along the ex-PRR Norristown line up to the Trenton cutoff ( NS Morrisville line (which was obviously once electrified)). From that junction, the wires travel westward to Glen interlocking where the Trenton cutoff joined the main line. These lines serve as a backup to the transmission lines along Amtrak.
CorenDirebrew wrote:Was Oxford RD branch electrified and I saw a abandoned branch with its bridge missing above Tabor Street, PRR poles look newThe ROW that crossed Tabor Road was actually the Reading's Frankford Branch. It ran from the NY Short Line (now CSX and Septa Fox Chase Line), through the old Sears property to a warehouse near Frankford Avenue. It actually terminated on the second floor of the warehouse.
CorenDirebrew wrote:Did PRR make the reading catenaryNo. Assembly of the Reading's alternating-current catenary system was a "home-brew" project performed entirely by the RDG's own labor force.