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Wye Bridge
« on: March 31, 2014, 05:52:55 PM »
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Pulled this of the Facebook PRR N scale group.  Woud this not make for a great scene on a layout. 


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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 06:04:17 PM »
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Click the photo and the view change:
http://bridgehunter.com/pa/venango/oil-city-railroad/

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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 06:41:08 PM »
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That is a very cool looking setup 8) is this bridge part of the WNYP system now?
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 06:58:44 PM »
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« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 10:27:59 PM by wazzou »
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2014, 04:10:32 AM »
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That is a very cool looking setup 8) is this bridge part of the WNYP system now?

Part of Norfolk Southern (I think) via Conrail, PC and PRR.

WNY&P enters Oil City from the west, circling around through Meadville and Franklin.  They cross Oil Creek just a bit north of the Wye Bridge location and head up to Rouseville to interchange with the Oil Creek & Titusville RR. 
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2014, 06:49:50 AM »
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We've got something like that but ours is longer.   :D

Indeed.  And Keddie Wye makes three:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=387391&nseq=25

Perhaps it doesn't count though, since the turnout is on land...

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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2014, 07:01:40 AM »
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Meh. How about a wye on one end and three wyes plus a three-way split on the other...

http://binged.it/OayP3a

all upstream from another wye--

http://binged.it/OazbXK

and another double-ended wye--

http://binged.it/1s27oc7
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2014, 09:17:19 AM »
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There was even one in the UP of Michigan combined with a road:

http://binged.it/PdU05K

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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 09:48:48 AM »
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There was even one in the UP of Michigan combined with a road:

http://binged.it/PdU05K

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There's one just like that in Portland, OR, and still in use--with the addition of light rail on the road level.

http://binged.it/1heQVbp
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2014, 01:03:02 PM »
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Forgot about this one in my own back yard, between New Westminster and Surrey:

http://binged.it/PeN8VR

Two routes off one end, three off the other.

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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 01:28:32 PM »
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Indeed.  And Keddie Wye makes three:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=387391&nseq=25

Perhaps it doesn't count though, since the turnout is on land...

Also check out the Keddie wye on Bing & Google aerials as the trestles are HUGE! And the short leg goes thru a tunnel.
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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2014, 02:59:07 PM »
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Don't forget this one in Richmond, Virginia.  Perhaps not a true wye, but to the right of the I-95 interchange you can see the C&O's Piedmont Subdivision branch off of the Rivanna Sub's (James River Line) viaduct.  By the way, just to the left of the I-95 interchange is Richmond's famous triple crossing: C&O on top of SAL over Southern.

http://binged.it/1dOwO97

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Re: Wye Bridge
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014, 06:51:29 PM »
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Meh. How about a wye on one end and three wyes plus a three-way split on the other...

http://binged.it/OayP3a

all upstream from another wye--

http://binged.it/OazbXK

and another double-ended wye--

http://binged.it/1s27oc7

David, Your first link shows the Union Railroad bridge on the left and the PRR / PC / Conrail / NS Port Perry bridge on the right. The PRR Port Perry branch connected the Mon Line with the Pittsburgh Division Main Line. At one time this location was known as the greatest concentration of freight traffic in the World. The tracks along the river on the far side of the picture were once owned by the P&LE and are now owned by CSX.

Your second link also shows a PRR railroad bridge that once connected to the Pan Handle route to the Pennsylvania railroad passenger station near the strip district. It is now operated by the Port Authority and is part of the light rail / subway system used in Pittsburgh.

Your last link shows the PRR / PC / Conrail / NS OC (Ohio Crossing) bridge that links the Mon Line, the former Panhandle route through Scully yard and the Fort Wayne Main line.

If you like railroad bridges, Pittsburgh is the place to photograph them. Thanks for posting the links  :)