Chambersburg Rail-Trail

Pennsylvania


This vintage gas pump and giant ice cream cone serve as historical kitsch just west of the trail's crossing over Lincoln Way (Route 30). Check out the ice cream shop in the background for a snack on a hot summer day!
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Another plaque interpreting the history of the borough. This one is part of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
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Trail users can activate this signal to get across busy Lincoln Way (Route 30).
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Looking north from the Concocheague Creek bridge toward Lincoln Way (Route 30).
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The trail crosses the Concocheague Creek just south of Lincoln Way (Route 30).
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Looking west at the trail's intersection with Lincoln Way (Route 30). The sign and coal car are tributes to the corridor's past as a railroad, which was active as recently as the late 90's.
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Situated just north of the intersection with Lincoln Way (Route 30), this coal car is a great monument to the corridor's past as a railroad.
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Looking south down the Conococheague Creek from the footbridge to Fort Park. The Lincoln Way (Route 30) bridge is in the background. Taken August 2012.
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View from the footbridge, looking north on the Conococheague Creek. The King Street bridge is in the background, and the site of Fort Chambers is to the right.
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Looking east across the footbridge to Fort Park, with the borough skyline in the background.
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This young couple was enjoying a warm late summers' day along the trail next to the footbridge to Fort Park. Taken August 2012.
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Located between King Street and Lincoln Way (Route 30), this footbridge connects the trail with Fort Park, a picturesque park centered around the site of Fort Chambers, the original settlement that grew into Chambersburg.
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Looking north from the intersection with King Street. The 'pump track' follows the edge of the retaining wall, then turns west and circles back to King Street.
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Looking west from the trail's crossing with King Street. The stone-paved 'pump track' can be seen meandering up the hill.
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Looking east across Conococheague Creektfrom the trail's crossing at King Street. This is a good location to get a view of the town's skyline and the stone bridge over the creek.
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Approaching the crossing over King Street. The sign also points out that the crossing doubles as an intersection between the trail and the 'pump track,' a course for cyclists who want a more challenging ride.
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Located just north of the High Street intersection, this retaining wall is an interesting feature that can be seen just west of the trail. I don't know what its historical significance is.
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You can't read it here, but this is the plaque with the biographical information about the Chambers brothers who founded the town back in the 18th century. The plaque sets off from the trail, overlooking the Conococheague Creek.
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This plaque tells the story of the borough's founders.
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In addition to providing recreation and alternative transportation, the Chambersburg Rail-Trail also features numerous signs and plaques interpreting historical and natural features, as well as commemorating individuals who helped develop the linear park.
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This pic shows how the trail and surrounding park-like space have enhanced the appearance and quality of life in the neighborhoods near the north end of town.
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Another shot of the 'vampire hunter' and his dog, looking south on the trail from the Commerce Street terminus.
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The trail's current northern terminus is at Commerce Street near the borough's north end. The dirt path on the opposite side of the road is not officially part of the trail and ends where the rail line resumes at the plant in the background.
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Twilight fans beware! This local resident, who was on a stroll with his dog near the trail's northern terminus, has a creative way to kill vampires!
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The trailhead off Hood Street, with identical duplex homes in the background. Taken August 2012.
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After acquiring the abandoned rail line from CSX, borough officials constructed the trail and redeveloped the surrounding right-of-way into a lush, linear park. This pic was taken near the northern terminus at Commerce Street.
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A mom and her kids enjoy a walk on the trail in the borough's north side. Taken on a warm late summer day in August 2012.
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The parking lot off Hood Street near the intersection with Commerce Street provides the best access to the trail from the borough's north end.
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