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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 09/23/2005

PRL Bensalem Branch Bensalem PA September 21 2005
Penn Eastern Rail Lines has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board to take over operations of the former PRR/PC/CR/CSAO Bensalem Branch, aka I-95 Industrial Park, between Eddington and Croydon PA. The branch is located just off Amtrak's NEC and was last serviced by CSAO local FJ10 out of Frankford Junction back in 2002. PRL currently has operations in Bristol PA.
Continuing from Part One, around the curve the weeds take a break .....

but are quickly back at it, looking north from one of the two grade crossings on the line .....
looking south from Winks Lane, it did not look much better.
After Winks Lane, the line branches off with two tracks heading east crossing Marshall Lane, ....
one track to the warehouse to the left, the other ending at a loading dock (where the cherry picker is in the distance) just short of State Road ...
.... while the rest of the branch ends unceremoniously at this bumper post behind another warehouse near Dunks Ferry Road. Yes, there is a bumper post in there somewhere.

All pictures September 21 2005 Copyright © 2005 John P. Almeida

Photographs for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.

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