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National Railway Historical Society

Established in 1936


Railfan Pictures of the Week - 12/05/2004

SEPTA Doylestown Branch Ninth Street grade Crossing Lansdale PA

Back in the spring, SEPTA closed the Doylestown Branch for a weekend to install a crossing at Ninth Street in Lansdale PA (click here for pictures). The new crossing would add another entrance to the North Penn Business Center on the site of the former American Olean tile factory. It was supposed to go into service by the end of this year, and in anticipation Lansdale Borough completely rebuilt Shaw Avenue and Ninth Street near the crossing. However, there seems to be a delay on the Business Center side so they have requested and have been granted until December 31 2005 to complete the work, at which time Fifth Street grade crossing will be closed (PUC document courtesy of Jim Evans). Here is a time lapse of the work.

May 8 2004

June 9 2004
July 2 2004
August 5 2004
September 13 2004
October 3 2003
November 11 2004


All pictures c. 2004 John P. Almeida
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