Posts Tagged ‘Reading Railroad’

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

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

Origins Of The City Branch? Canal, Natural & Man-Made

June 11, 2012  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

How did the City Branch subway rail line come to be located where along this corridor anyway? The answer, according to Harry K's Philadelphia Encyclopedia, lies in natural history: it connects the narrowest points between the rivers > more

A Capone's Vault on the Viaduct

A Capone’s Vault on the Viaduct

February 10, 2012  |  Found

Everyone's talking about the Reading Viaduct, but what's inside its long-sealed train station? > more