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197 - Mill Creek
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209 - Petersburg
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MILL CREEK


PT 197

The mainline and RT 22 roughly parallel each other through Mill Creek. Main St lies between the two, but not much is visible of the mainline. The namesake Mill Creek is crossed by a small concrete bridge. To the west end of town, RT 829 crosses the tracks at grade where the PT 198 PRR signals can be seen to the west. Mill Creek is also home to two different defect detectors. The 196.2 hotbox detector is located near the hidden PT 196 signals. Just east of PT 198 signals is a Wheel Impact and Load Detector (WILD) which gives a distinctive report over the radio after a train passes.

PT 197.1 - Mill Creek Bridge

The double arch concrete bridge over Mill Creek can be seen from Main St. It is overgrown with trees now, but still stands as a testament of the PRR's engineering prowess.

1) View of Mill Creek bridge from Main St bridge.

PT 197.7 - 198 Signals and WILD

Seen from the RT 829 crossing, the PT 198 PRR PL mast signals can be photographed with a telephoto lens. The Wheel Impact and Load Detector can be seen just east of the signals. The parking lot of Holiday Bowl off of RT 22 is an idea place to catch a westbound splitting the PT 198 signals.

1) Westbound 11J about to cross the RT 829 crossing.
2) Eastbound C42 accelerates through Mill Creek approaching the crossing.
3) Eastbound 68Q splits the 198 signals and will soon go over the WILD.

1) Westbound 11J splits the PT 198 signals, seen from the Holiday Bowl parking lot.
3) Eastbound 22W curves through Mill Creek, about to pass the signals at 198.

Last Update: 10/31/2012