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Todd's Railfan Guide to
MT UNION PA
 

In General
Getting Here
Map
Sights
Signals
Floobydust
USGS Maps
 

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In General

Location / Name:
Mt Union PA

What's Here:
the EBT Connecting RR
former (and current) EBT Engine House
Remains of the EBT Yard
Probably the newest dual gauge railroad grade crossing in the United States
The NS Harrisburg-Pittsburgh main comes through

Data:
GPS Coordinates: 40.383084, -77.878801
ZIP: 17066

Access by train/transit:
None

The Scoop:

The


Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:
http://www.spikesys.com/EBT/News/mucrr.html
http://www.spikesys.com/EBT/visiting.html

Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or www.bing.com/maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

Getting Here

US22 from the east and west on the north side.
US522 from the south (as far as Maryland), and to the NE of Mt Union.
What's left of the EBT in Orbisonia is about 10 miles to the south.


Map


Sights


  The EBTCrr Engine House











  Dual Gauge Grade Crossing

 

  The EBT uses 100lb rail, the crossing was put in with 132lb rail.


  The EBT Yard (or what's left of it)







 





  I'm guessin taken with a drone :-)








  The
former PRR Freight Station

At Washington St.





Signals


  Intermediate Signals

Slightly east of the bridge, really hard to get to for pictures.....





Bridges


  NS Mainline over Mt Union






  NS Mainline over the Juniata River



  Looking south





Floobydust


  The PRR station up on the mainline, back around 1902.





A small collection of postcards, mostly found on EBay......

 

 

 

 

 





Historical USGS Maps


Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, clickhere for their index page.







Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  I do these pages because I love spending my time doing them - although I do a reasonable amount of research to make sure the information presented is accurate! :-)  :-)

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in, oooooooops, oh well! :-)  

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

BTW, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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