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Date: 02/10/20 11:12
Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: VFPNSFAN

First three:  NS 39G at Port Kennedy Station in Valley Forge Park.  NS Harrisburg Line, MP 22.








Date: 02/10/20 11:15
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: VFPNSFAN

4. A few hundred yards west of Port Kennedy

5/6. MP 24.5 - NS Harrisburg Line, PHoneixville, PA  2/8

 








Date: 02/10/20 11:18
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: VFPNSFAN

7/8. Same location as the 20Q shots.  39G with two DPUs - 2/8

9. Coatesville job on the Dale Secondary, King of Prussia, PA.  2/6








Date: 02/10/20 13:32
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: King_Coal

Port Kennedy depot is starting to look like a haunted house in the National Park Services care. Shame.

Thanks for sharing.



 



Date: 02/10/20 14:05
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: aronco

Would this be the same depot I detrained at on boy scout special train in 1956 or 57 going to the jamboree?

Norm

Norman Orfall
Helendale, CA
TIOGA PASS, a private railcar



Date: 02/10/20 14:23
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: CSXperiment

those are some excellent shots! 



Date: 02/10/20 17:04
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: VFPNSFAN

aronco Wrote:
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> Would this be the same depot I detrained at on boy
> scout special train in 1956 or 57 going to the
> jamboree?
>
> Norm

That was well before my time, but I believe those trains stopped at the other station in Valley Forge which is right next to Washington's Headquarters.  It's a much larger station/platform about 2 miles to the west of Port Kennedy.

Unrelated, but I just noticed you can see 39G in the second pic, look just to the left of the station.  Lol, bonus.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/20 17:06 by VFPNSFAN.



Date: 02/10/20 17:40
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: RDG630

Yes it is. Scout trains used this and the station by Washingtons headquarters to speed up the operation which handled nearly 50,000 Scouts I did an article for Classic Trains Magazine describing this amazing operation

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Date: 02/11/20 03:00
Re: Sun setting on Port Kennedy, literally and figuratively
Author: dschlegel

I always love early morning and late day sun when the red color shift occurs and the sides of objects are painted brightly.

It’s a shame the station is being neglected.

Dan

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