Monday, August 20, 2012

Closer Look 1907 "High Line"

In 1907 the PRR considered construction of additional capacity from Petersburg, PA to Rockville, PA. Here is a closer look:

                               The "High Line" began where the mainline  (yellow) met the
                               branch line (dotted yellow)  from Hollidaysburg to the west.
                               The red line on the blue prints of the PRR map is as drawn.

                               The red line for the proposed "High Line" is approximate on the
                               following Google images.

PennDOT Photograph of a portion of the talus rock formation along the Lewistown Narrows or Jack's Narrows on Shade Mountain. Construction across the talus fields would have posed significant problems.

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