RE: [Lansdale] Stony Creek Branch
Thanks. Not too much research, mostly from memory. I lived in Fairview
Village and worked near Ambler. I crossed the branch at least twice a day
and at various places. That car sat there for a very long time. It was
lettered Reading and was a Reading green painted flat with Reading yellow
brackets and arm which I imagine fed the wire from the reel. The car left at
about the time Conrail abandoned the branch.
Enjoy your cruise! Happy New Year!
>From: "Rick Rickinvest" <Rickinvest@...>
>Subject: RE: [Lansdale] Stony Creek Branch
>Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 04:46:40 +0000
>Ken, great research on your part. Good response to a very old question.
>seriously. I was born and raised in Lansdale, and now live in the D.C./MD
>suburbs and gotta be a Redskin's fan. Sunday, we have a game in Philly.
>Lucky, for me and my wife,we'll be in Miami preparing for an 11-day cruise
>in the Caribbean. So, NOBODY, in Philly and/or D.C., will know who I'm
>rootin' for. "Happy New Year" to all you all in Lansdale, and, good luck to
>the RDG T1 2100 in Tacoma!
> >From: "Ken Houseal" <khouseal_1@...>
> >Reply-To: Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com
> >To: Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: RE: [Lansdale] Stony Creek Branch
> >Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:56:13 -0500
> >I don't know it's fate but it was a Reading car sitting on the team
> >believe it was a spool car for when Peco was building the nearby
> >and adding the overbuild high tension lines on the SC and other area
> >trackage. This was all in preperation for tying Limerick into the power
> >grid. 1966-1970 time frame. I found it odd that it was a Reading car but
> >Reading and Peco were pretty tight.
> > >From: "Rich Longcoy" <wvfdrich@...>
> > >Reply-To: Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com
> > >To: Lansdale_rails@yahoogroups.com
> > >Subject: [Lansdale] Stony Creek Branch
> > >Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 14:56:57 -0500
> > >
> > >Hi!
> > >
> > >I have a question for the group - in the 1960's and 70's the Reading
> > >to
> > >keep a flat car stationed on the Stony Creek branch on the siding at
> > >73 (Skippack Pike). The flat car had one or more square steel boxes
> > >several A-frame devices stored on the deck. One opinion I had heard
> > >that the car was used for welded rail. The car was moved after ConRail
> > >took
> > >over and I haven't seen it since.
> > >
> > >What was the car for and what was (is) its fate?
> > >
> > >Happy New Year!
> > >
> > >Rich Longcoy
> > >
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- On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM, JNLCUBED <jnlcubed@...> wrote:
> **Are they like the East Penn crews who like to carry a chainsaw in the cab
> 8212 rolled north to just above 8th St to clear a tree across the tracks.
after a storm?
I didn't get to see if the Perkiomen Branch was running today, but I did
see their high-railer flatbed with a crane coming out from by the
locomotive. Later, I thought I saw a crew member leave, but I didn't get
to talk to anyone.
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