Delaware Canal

Southern Yardley to Black Rock Road, PA

Ship's mast marks the site of Leedom's Coal Yard

The Ship's mast marks the site of Louis Leedom's Coal Yard. Leedom's received much of its coal from canal boats. The mast is now all that is left. The coal yard occupied the parking lot 10/18/03

Lock 5 and Railroad Bridge

This is Lock 5. An access road was, unfortunately, built across part of it. The lock used by canal boats is on the left. To the right of the boat lock is the water bypass, used so water can bypass when the lock is inoperative. The bridge in the distance was built by the Reading Railroad. It was part of a Reading line from Philadelphia, PA to Bound Brook, NJ where the line connected with the Jersey Central Railroad's main line to New York Harbor at Jersey City, NJ. This gave the Reading access to New York City via the Jersey Central's fleet of ferryboats and tugboats. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad also used this Reading-Jersey Central route from Philadelphia to New York. 10/18/03

SEPTA Train crossing former Reading Railroad Bridge

The former Reading Railroad Bridge is still used by Railroads. The CSX Railroad operates freight trains on it. Also, SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) runs passenger trains from West Trenton, NJ to Philadelphia, PA. However, no passenger service currently exists from West Trenton, NJ to Bound Brook, NJ. 10/18/03

Black Rock Road crossing the canal

This is Black Rock Road crossing the canal. The photo looks South. 10/18/03

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