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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Day - 01/05/2006

Neshaminy Falls Bensalem PA early 20th and 21st centuries
This picture came from the collection of Lawrence G. Lovejoy. He is the Director of Engineering at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington PA. Though the photograph is undated and the photographer unknown, he believes it is from the early 1900's. The concrete on either side of the tracks is the top of the bridge over the Neshaminy Creek. In the distance to the left is the interlocking tower, to the right the inbound station.
Dick Bregler sent in this shot he took of Neshaminy in May 1981, looking inbound with the New York Short Line's two tracks diverging to the left. Although it appears that there are four tracks, in reality there were (and are) only three, as there was an interlocking where the NYSL track closest to the camera cut into Track 2 on the SEPTA Neshaminy Line. This is basically the connection CSX is looking into restoring. The fourth track, as pictured in the photo above and later removed, ran where the asphalt inbound platform is in the picture below.
This picture from November 11 2005 is a little north of the location above. The chain link fence on either side is on the top of the bridge.

This shot from January 2003 shows Q301 crossing over the bridge.

Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida


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