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15755RE: RE: [Lansdale] Lecture about Skippack - Worcester trolley

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  • draughtsmon
    Oct 30 7:59 AM

      Ed, that may be the book that Ken's referring to when he mentions the "old paperback Montgomery County Trolley book with two pages of information."

      Part of the work that's going on now is fact-checking the 1968 Montgomery County book, and adding info from these sources:

      Worcester Historical Society

      Skippack Historical Society

      Historical Society of Montgomery County

      Pastor Paul Lederach

      the Wismer family

      Andrew W. Maginnis

      Jim Camburn (present owner of the Harleysville freight station)

      PennDOT District 6 archives

      1928 aerial photography from the Free Library of Philadelphia

      1942 aerial photography from PA Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey

      archived editions of:

      Ambler Gazette

      Montgomery Transcript

      Conshohocken Recorder

      Reading Eagle

      Not all of these resources were available when the Montgomery County book was researched and written in 1968.  And we've also learned of mistakes regarding the location of the trolley line that appeared on a 1912 Pennsylvania Department of Highways map, and the same mistakes on a 1925 PDH "Adoption Plan" made when Valley Forge Road became L.R. 463.

      There's new information surfacing, all the time.

      Mike Sz.


      ---In Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com, <lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      Ken, the Harold Cox-published book "Trolleys of Montgomery County Pennsylvania" by Harry Foesig has a chapter about the Wogglebug line with photos. You can find copies on Amazon dot com starting at $15.
      Edward B. Havens
      Tucson, Ariz.
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