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TOPIC: Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info

Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5755

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The Willow and Noble Sts yard and freight stations are the extreme south (west) end of the North Penn or Bethlehem Branch.
I am modeling a small piece of this as the start of my efforts to model the North Penn from this small yard though Fair Hill Junction and than into Erie Ave Yard.
I am well into the model of Freight Station 6 and am modeling it based on info from photos of Locomotives parked near it. I do not have drawings or plans or photos that show this as the main subject. Only glimpses of corners etc, etc. It is similar to Coral Street but with the side pieces that protect the platforms from wind driven rain that is typical of many Reading freight stations.
Does anyone have pictures of this station or drawings? I have the general layout of this structure from the Sanford Insurance Map Databases. This station is located on the East side of North Front St between Willow Street and Noble Street. There are other ones as well, as this was a busy area in its day.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5757

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I don't have detailed info. Attached is a portion of a 1935 Reading Company map of the Willow Street Branch. Other resources are:|

HistoricMapWorks.com
HistoricAerials.com
PhillyHistory.org

Norman
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Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5758

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Norman, What a great map.
Are there similar ones showing north Front st and going up to 2 nd and Berks?
Chris
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Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5760

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I only have Willow Street. Here is the rest of the set.
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Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5761

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These are fantastic!! Thanks,
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Willow and Noble St Frieght Station modeling info 2 years 3 months ago #5762

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Those truly are great maps. Even though I don't have an interest in modeling this area, I appreciate the clarification the maps give.
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