Posts Tagged ‘City Branch’

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Official “Marriage” Of Reading Viaduct Advocates

October 18, 2013  |  Buzz

The decade-old Reading Viaduct Project will merge with Friends of the Rail Park to help manage the first phase of the park, set for construction next year, and to work toward the vision of a combined elevated-submerged three mile linear park > more

Gentrify Our Schools!

Gentrify Our Schools!

June 4, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Anticipating the reuse of Vaux and Reynolds in North Central Philly, $750K for Hawthorne Hall and Lancaster Ave, lobbying for a cleaner Pennypack Creek, and a look at plans for City Branch rail park > more

There's A World Going On Underground

There’s A World Going On Underground

January 4, 2013  |  Last Light

Tom Waits was right--there is a world going on underground, and Brendan Clinch has explored a good portion of what lies beneath Philadelphia, from sewers to train tunnels to abandoned subway stations > more

Along The City Branch, The Forgotten Norris Locomotive Works

Along The City Branch, The Forgotten Norris Locomotive Works

November 21, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The submerged City Branch railroad--the subject of so much debate today--was not only one of the earliest rail lines in the US, it was also the place where train engine technology was developed and massive manufacturing occurred. The best known of these manufacturers was Baldwin Locomotive Works, but Harry K has the story of another, the early rail powerhouse, Norris Locomotive Works > more

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

Questions, Possibilities As City Branch Park Planning Advances

November 19, 2012  |  Vantage

Design for a proposed park along the submerged City Branch railroad is pushing "continuity and connectivity," along with a bold entrance in front of the School District headquarters on North Broad Street. We have insight on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead > more