Rich Tallis posted two photos with the comment:
The Kiski Junction rail bridge over the Kiskimenitas River. The rails will soon be pulled up and Norfolk Southern has already begun removing parts of the Wye and switches on their end.The signal has seen its last use when the scrap gondolas left a few weeks ago.The bridge bearings are expected to be repaired albeit modified for less weight than what a train would need for trail use.
Rich Gilbert: Is this the branch they reinstalled 10-12 years back for the mine? Goes north, the old AVRR line? Conrail pulled it up in the early 80s too if I remember.
Rich Tallis: Rich Gilbert Yes. Rosebud closed and reclaimed everything. The war on coal caused the type they were minjng to not be enough to pay the bills.
Neil Remsen: Did this railroad run a tourist train ride?
Brian Westgate: Neil Remsen yes
Matthew Cesare: I actually volunteered at the KJR when it was running and was interested in starting a 501c3 to get it operating again, but the owners weren't interested. Everything was in place. You couldn't have asked for a more perfect scenic rail line. I like rail trails too, but this could have been a much needed tourist attraction for the Pittsburgh area. The closest heritage lines are now at the Oil Creek & Titusville and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic. I real stab in the back!!!
Tim Shanahan shared
The illuminated red signal at the south end of the bridge. Already an obsolete signal with the switches being removed.
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