Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania Railroad’

Gray Area: The Future Of

Gray Area: The Future Of “30th Street Station”

January 22, 2015  |  News

In August, the President's signature enacted a law that renamed 30th Street Station for former Congressman Bill Gray. So does that mean we should expect a blitz of Amtrak marketing announcing the change like SEPTA did with "Jefferson Station?" Not exactly, if the new sign facing Center City is any indication. Brad Maule rides the rails to find out > more

Starting The Second Life Of A Manayunk Icon

Starting The Second Life Of A Manayunk Icon

July 16, 2014  |  News

Work officially began this week on the trail that will reconnect Lower Merion and Manayunk across the Schuylkill River by foot and by bike. Brad Maule looks back—and forward—at the nearly 100-year-old Manayunk Bridge > more

The Monument Men

The Monument Men

July 9, 2014  |  Vantage

As the Bartram's Mile phase of the Schuylkill Banks development inches closer, the fate of the Newkirk Viaduct Monument remains unclear. Brad Peniston revisits the 176-year-old obelisk to learn more about the people inscribed on its base—and why they're important to remember > more

Tracing The 'Chinese Wall' In Center City

Tracing The ‘Chinese Wall’ In Center City

October 2, 2013  |  Vantage

Center City's highrise corridor is, relative to Philadelphia's 17th century origins, very young. Shadowbat turns back pages and goes underground to find the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Chinese Wall" foundations between Broad Street and 30th Street Station > more

Superstructure At 33rd In Thirds

Superstructure At 33rd In Thirds

September 13, 2013  |  Vantage

Little fanfare accompanies the short trek between Fairmount Park's East Park and Lemon Hill sections, but under your feet (or tires), the 33rd Street superstructure, including an unusual brick skew arch tunnel, is still doing the job it was created to do at the turn of the 20th Century > more