DBrion
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February 16th, 2018, 11:50 am #11

The efforts for researching old RR structures and equipment can certainly be educational and rewarding, even if such research may lead one down the wrong track (pun intended).

With regards to the subject matter I find it interesting that the stone arch bridges were of very similar construction, a sign of engineering practice and materials of that era.

Well done to all contributors of this thread!  It was fun following this  🙂
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rrtrax2
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February 19th, 2018, 10:53 am #12

Dick Otto has suggested that I put up what the beautiful stone arch bridge looks like today. Ugly!

Rau must have rolled in his grave when this was done...

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Ed ORourke
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February 27th, 2018, 12:38 pm #13

There was also a Bill Rau who wrote for Model Railroader in the '50's and 60's. I wonder if it is a descendent?
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rivermanvt
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March 20th, 2018, 12:00 pm #14

"Staged with old equipment"????  What makes you say that?  Look at the life span of the photographer, 1855 -1920.
It could well have been taken with equipment then in regular use from 1890 through 1920.

Cordially, Don Valentine
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rsullivan
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March 20th, 2018, 2:55 pm #15

Mr. Valentine. I was just relaying what the webpage describing the picture said about it being staged with old equipment.
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April 14th, 2018, 3:19 pm #16

Could it be the bridge in Holliston Ma.? That picture is so old the background would of course be different today.
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rsullivan
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April 14th, 2018, 4:19 pm #17

Mr. Iona65. As Mr. Beletzkie noted in post #8, Mr. Richard Fleischer identified the photographer as William Rau and the picture of the PRR in Lancaster County, PA. Specifically, "Plate 68 Mill Creek Bridge."
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