Keystone Corridor Electrification – Southeast PA

Electrification of the Keystone [rail] Corridor “west of Paoli to Harrisburg came in the 1930s, after the PRR completed electrifying its New York-Washington, D.C. section (the present-day Northeast Corridor).” The total cost … was financed by government-supported loans from the… read more

Major Avenue Grade Separation (no longer extant) – Staten Island NY

A railway-crossing bridge carrying Major Avenue was rebuilt ca. 1936 as part of a massive grade separation project along what was then the South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. The line has long since been abandoned (as the line was discontinued in 1953) and… read more

McClean Avenue Grade Separation (no longer extant) – Staten Island NY

A railway-crossing bridge carrying McClean Avenue was built during the mid-1930s as part of a massive grade separation project along what was then the South Beach Branch of the Staten Island Railway. The line has long since been abandoned (as the line was discontinued in… read more

Morningstar Road Overpass – Staten Island NY

The overpass carrying Morningstar Road over what was then a freight and passenger railway (the North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway) was constructed in 1937, in conjunction with the lowering of the railroad right-of-way, as one link in a massive grade crossing removal project…. read more