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Date: 05/23/23 09:42
Penn Central Susquehanna River line part 2
Author: KCRW287

I found another 3 minute film clip from the PC running along the Susquehanna River, The film does show a small ship yard and a signal cabin named WEST ROCK, at the end there are 2 tunnels the train goes thru, an E44?? makes an appearance also. Thanks for all the replies on the first post on this line. Unknown photographer, my collection, KCRW287

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Date: 05/23/23 11:04
Re: Penn Central Susquehanna River line part 2
Author: BaltoJoey

This may be the route of the National Limited train? It split off of the main line after crossing the Susquehanna Bridge.
It then followed the Susquehanna River up to Harrisburg.




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/23 11:05 by BaltoJoey.



Date: 05/23/23 15:05
Re: Penn Central Susquehanna River line part 2
Author: CPMorris

WEST ROCK is MP 7.4, or 7.4 miles from the NEC Junction at Perryville, MD.,
according to PC Employee Timetable, November, 1971.  As a reference point,
Columbia, PA is listed as MP 44.4. "The Susquehanna River Line" was officially 
called "The Columbia & Port Deposit" branch in that PC timetable.  Great Video!



Date: 05/23/23 15:09
Re: Penn Central Susquehanna River line part 2
Author: CPMorris

BALTOJOEY -  Yes, 430/431, the tri-weekly National Limited Washington section
operated over this line from May, 1971 until October, 1978, three years after 440/441
The Broadway was re-routed via Philadelphia 30th Street. Glad I rode it when I did!



Date: 05/30/23 18:02
Re: Penn Central Susquehanna River line part 2
Author: rdg902

I don't recall the National Limited having so many cars. I believe this is an excursion. Multiple chapters of NRHS ran excursions on this line back in the PC era.



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