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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 03/13/2007

Pennsylvania Railroad Trenton Avenue Elevated Philadelphia PA
The City of Philadelphia has put a number of photographs from the City Archives on the internet at The photos are available to view for free or hard copies can be purchased.
Perusing through the railroad-related photos, I came across a few shots of the Trenton Avenue Elevated Railroad, which I have been told was still in service under Conrail. This shot, taken May 9 1900, shows the crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Trenton Avenue Branch (which the photographer is standing on) and the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad's Richmond Branch before the elevation project. Note the interesting tower.
Taken August 31 1909, the Trenton Branch has now been raised so that its movements would not interfere with the much busier Richmond Branch, with both lines feeding Port Richmond.
The next two photographs were taken on April 21 1910 from the elevated railroad. The Trenton Avenue Branch connected to the Pennsylvania Railroad's Kensington and Tacony Branch near Frankford Junction.


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