The New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Fort Wayne Line/Youngstown Line Flyover

To repeat a paragraph from the front page: The physical Flyover actually begins where the Youngstown Line descends below grade as the Fort Wayne Line ascends above grade to get itself over the Beaver River. The two fort Wayne mains diverge slightly, like the center of an hourglass.

We are looking timetable east on track #1 of the Fort Wayne Line. Across the cut is track #2. The Youngstown Line is descending below grade between the two Fort Wayne mains. The Flyover is behind us over the left shoulder. The town of New Brighton, PA is on the left. The Beaver River and New Brighton Park are out of the frame on the right. 5 November, 1999. Photograph copyright 1999-2001 Jeff Knorek


As all four tracks reach the Beaver River, the Youngstown Line swings northeast underneath #2 track of the Fort Wayne Line and follows the Beaver River on the east shore through the town of Beaver Falls. Meanwhile, the two mains of the Fort Wayne Line come back together, the #2 main crosses the Youngstown Line, and then both immediatly cross the Beaver River on a deck girder bridge.

We have turned around and are now looking timetable west. Again, we are on track #1 of the Fort Wayne Line, and across the cut is track #2. Both mains of The Youngstown Line are passing underneath track #2 and once past it will follow the Beaver River. Just past the Flyover is the bridge that carries the Fort Wayne Line over the Beaver River and the CSX Pittsburgh SD. The river is on the left and swings to the right following the hillside in the upper left corner of this image. 5 November, 1999. Photograph copyright 1999-2001 Jeff Knorek


New Brighton Park is parallel with the Fort Wayne Line. The northern end of it winds up between the Youngstown Line and the Fort Wayne Line at the Beaver River, where a turnaround for the park road exists. From this road one can safely and legally photograph both the viaduct and the bridge over the river.

The viaduct that carries #2 track of the Fort Wayne Line over the Youngstown Line is a sturdy looking affair that was built around 1928. We are looking timetable south on the Youngstown Line as well as due south this fine Autumn morning. #1 track is in the foreground. Behind us is the Beaver River and the bridge that carries the Fort Wayne Line over it. 5 November, 1999. Photograph copyright 1999-2001 Jeff Knorek


The Trains

Anybody got a list of trains past this location?

This westbound Roadrailer looked overpowered until we counted over 100 vans. We are very happy that they are here and not out on the highway somewhere, pounding the concrete and asphault to dust. 5 November, 1999. Photograph copyright 1999-2001 Jeff Knorek


Here we can see the Fort Wayne Line straighten out as it crosses the Beaver River, betrayed by the line of vans. We otherwise wouldn't even know it was there. Kish calls this "The fly-by place". 5 November, 1999. Photograph copyright 1999-2001 Jeff Knorek


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