Posts Tagged ‘railroad history’

Riding The Rails On Pennsylvania's Original Turnpike

Riding The Rails On Pennsylvania’s Original Turnpike

February 16, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

As Phase One of the Reading Viaduct Rail Park sets to open this spring, Harry K. takes us on a ride along the Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, one of the earliest railroads in America > more

Engineering & Architecture Ride The Rails At Athenaeum

Engineering & Architecture Ride The Rails At Athenaeum

April 15, 2017  |  Vantage

An exhibition at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia illuminates the history of railroad architecture through drawings, photographs, and more. Michael Bixler has the review > more

A Moving Monument

A Moving Monument

December 5, 2016  |  News

Nearly four years after Hidden City proposed relocating the forlorn Newkirk Viaduct Monument from the side of the train tracks to the forthcoming Bartram's Mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail system... that has happened. Brad Maule has the story of the 177-year-old monument's relocation > more

Making Connections In New Jersey With The Delair Bridge

Making Connections In New Jersey With The Delair Bridge

November 9, 2016  |  Vantage

Now that the election is over, it appears we'd better start building bridges. So we thought we'd present this history of the Delair Bridge, erected by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1895. Strangely obscured next to the Betsy Ross, it was the first bridge to cross the Delaware River south of Trenton. Contributor Mick Ricereto has the story > more

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

October 23, 2015  |  Marked Potential

With this month's Marked Potential we look at Shawmont Station in Roxborough. Interior architect Shila Griffith thinks that a creative intervention is critical for the deteriorating, 189-year-old railroad landmark's survival and sketches out plans for a Schuylkill River Trail visitor's center and recreation outfitter > more