Posts Tagged ‘Reading Railroad’

Indestructible At Broad And Callowhill

Indestructible At Broad And Callowhill

November 4, 2015  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K climbs the mountainous Terminal Commerce Building at Broad and Callowhill Streets to deliver this 360 degree view of the industrial giant > more

170 Years In The Making: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor In West Philly

170 Years In The Making: Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor In West Philly

September 8, 2015  |  Buzz

Follow the history of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor in this video by Brad Peniston > 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

A Short History Of A Short Street

A Short History Of A Short Street

February 27, 2013  |  Vantage

Just about every building and block is a lens on history. Here's South St. Bernard Street in West Philly and an historical narrative told through the maps and other resources available on-line > 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