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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 05/06/2004

SEPTA Doylestown Branch, Ninth Street grade crossing
Or more accurately, what will be the Ninth Street grade crossing whenever they get around to building the road. SEPTA used shuttle buses on the Doylestown to Lansdale portion of the line last weekend while they installed a new grade crossing that will soon allow access to the North Penn Business Park on the site of the former American Olean tile facility.
A before picture with areas marked for the crossing, gates and signals.
Work commenced shortly after the last train passed late Friday night, and by morning on Saturday the ties and rails had been removed and a trench was being excavated.
While they were in the neighborhood, SEPTA also removed both switches that led from the Doylestown Branch to the old American Olean plant, which until it closed received shipments of clay regularly.
After installing the pipes under the crossing, they backfilled with gravel.
They then built up the base for installation of the pre-fabricated concrete grade crossing.
After installation of the crossing, work continued on the signaling.
Now all the crossing needs is a road.


All pictures April 30 and May 1-2 2004 c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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