Just like that — and the rails are gone.
In 5 mid-June days, a subcontracted crew with a truck from Tennessee removed every remaining rail from the Manayunk Bridge to the Ivy Ridge Regional Rail station. (Hey, it’s looking more like a trail all the time…)
The ties remain – removing them would require a separate contract that would cost SEPTA money, whereas they made a few dollars by scrapping steel from the rails.
But it looks gorgeous out there. Click the photo above for another couple photos of the rail bed, and plan on joining us in July for another cleanup of Canton Street.