RAILS TO ROADS
Portion of the PRR Peters Creek Branch in Snowden PA
Most of the Mountour RR around the south end of Pittsburgh
has been converted to a bike trail. In
the area known as Snowden (between Gastonville and Pleasant Hills) a new road (with
a bike lane) has been constructed on the old right of way of the Peters Creek
Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad which the Montour had trackage rights
on. The Montour ended at the Snowden
interchange with the B & O RR.
This is the new road passing under
the old Pittsburgh and West Virginia Clairton Branch.
This bridge carries the Wheeling and
Lake Erie Connellsville line over the old PRR Peters Creek Branch.
Here are some other shots
taken in the area south and east of Pittsburgh.
A very late Capitol Limited passes
through West Newton, PA bound for Washington D.C.
The delapidated ex B&O West
Newton station. Used by CSX Maintenance
of Way crews.
CSX 6013 leads a freight through
The Elizabeth P & LE RR station
is for sale. Looks pretty nice.
The seldom seen NS Shire Oaks
yard. It is across the river from Elizabeth in Elrama PA
A double stack on NS Port Perry
Bridge. Union RR Duquesne PA yard in
Warning: Trespassing on
Union Railroad property is not tolerated.
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