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SEPTA - Perkasie Tunnel

Photos 

Perkaise tTnnel -- September 4, 2010

Trackside view of front portal looking North towards Quakertown

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #178284

Map 

Description 

Several on line listinging including Histroci American Engineer record April 2001.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under goes under Ridge Road (PA Route 563)-Landis Ridge on Former Reading RR now East Penn RR
Location
Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1853-1857
Builders
- Edward Miller
- Thurlow of Chester, Pennsylvania (Contractor)
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Reading Railroad (RDG)
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 2,150.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Vertical clearance above deck: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Landis Tunnel (for the ridge it went under and the town of Perkaise wasn't there when the tunnel was built or Sellersville Tunnel for neighboring town.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38025, -75.29375   (decimal degrees)
40°22'49" N, 75°17'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/475064/4470004 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quakertown
Inventory number
BH 46253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 25, 2010: Updated by Raymond Klein: Spelling and wording corrections to overview.
  • September 19, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • HAER PA-514 - North Pennsylvania Railroad, Landis Ridge Tunnel, Beneath Landis Ridge & State Route 563, Perkasie, Bucks County, PA
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

SEPTA - Perkasie Tunnel
Posted November 9, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a duplicate of the N/S Landis Ridge Tunnel entry.Actually the Landis Ridge Tunnel entry should be changed to N/S Perkasie Tunnel and this entry should be merged into that one because Septa service stopped on this rail line over 30 years ago.

SEPTA - Perkasie Tunnel
Posted November 8, 2018, by justwondering?

duplicate?