Heritage Rail Trail County Park

Pennsylvania


An old Diesel engine I assume lacked the power to pull more and heavier cars as the need called for, replaced bigger more powerful engines.
Uploaded: 8/18/2016
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I got to ride into Maryland and cross the Mason Dixon Line
Uploaded: 8/18/2016
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Rail cars next to part of York College that the trail passes northeast of Grantley Road in York.
Uploaded: 8/16/2016
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Taken at the bus transfer station located off the trail in downtown York.
Uploaded: 8/16/2016
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Newly upgraded section along the Codorus Creek in downtown York; a new surface and LED lights were added in 2016. Taken August 2016.
Uploaded: 8/16/2016
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Gardens behind the old courthouse, located next to the trailhead in downtown York.
Uploaded: 8/16/2016
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Eagle landing on the West side of the Codorus along the Northern Rail Trail Extension
Uploaded: 7/25/2016
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Done by Penn State master gardeners
Uploaded: 7/4/2016
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Historic marker
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Abraham Lincoln was here
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Images of the past
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The Northern Extension of the York County Heritage Rail Trail begins in Rudy Park, about 5 miles north of York City. This will be the northern terminus for the entire trail after a gap between the Route 30 bridge and downtown York is eventually closed.
Uploaded: 5/24/2016
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The Northern Extension of the trail, seen on the left, parallels the access road into Rudy Park. Taken May 2016.
Uploaded: 5/24/2016
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Rudy County Park, at the northern terminus of the trail's Northern Extension, provides bathroom facilities with flush toilets and running water.
Uploaded: 5/24/2016
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This old stone home now houses the offices for the York County Parks system. It is located south of Rudy Park, across Menges Mill Road from the Northern Extension of the trail. Taken May 2016.
Uploaded: 5/24/2016
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Enterprising residents of Brillharts Station. This is one way trails stimulate the economies in the communities they pass through.
Uploaded: 5/5/2016
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Passing a quaint farm north of the Twin Arch Road/Codorus Creek trestle.
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Looking out the north portal of the Howard Tunnel.
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Interpretive sign describing the history of Howard Tunnel.
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Passing over the trestle over Twin Arch Road and Codorus Creek south of York.
Uploaded: 5/2/2016
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This old barn is off the trail in York Township.
Uploaded: 5/2/2016
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Windchimes decorate a tree off the trail near a farm south of Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/2/2016
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These cyclists were enjoying a late summer day on the trail south of Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Small picnic pavilion off the trail south of Brillhart Station. There are several of these along the trail between the York suburbs and the Mason Dixon Line.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Another view of the rock cut south of Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Beautiful, late summer forest scene off the trail south of Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Rails and trails side by side, south of Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Another photo along the trail in Brillhart Station.
Uploaded: 5/1/2016
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Passing through Brillhart Station, a hamlet south of York. Taken Sept. 2015.
Uploaded: 4/30/2016
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Hay bales under a late summer sky. Taken along the trail near Brillharts Station, Sept. 2015.
Uploaded: 4/30/2016
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Approaching Brillharts Station.
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Passing through cool shade near Brillharts Station. Taken Sept. 2015.
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This couple was enjoying a ride near Brillharts Station. Taken Sept. 2015.
Uploaded: 4/30/2016
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Looking south from the Days Mill Road crossing. The trail serves as part of PA Bicycle Route J, creating one of the few offroad sections for the cross-state route.
Uploaded: 4/30/2016
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Both the trail and rail line cross Days Mill Road immediately east of the Brillhart Station trailhead. The rail line is active, tbhough this section is seldom used.
Uploaded: 4/30/2016
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Sign greeting trail users at the Brillhart Station trailhead south of York.
Uploaded: 4/29/2016
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Sign at the Brillharts Station trailhead indicating that the trail is part of the national rail trail network.
Uploaded: 4/29/2016
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The good folks of York know the opportunity at their doorstep, or creek bed as it were. Perfect weather is not required, but on 10/8/15 it was excellent, and the captains of industry answered the call for a lunch break run.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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It was a beautiful day for a ride on 10/8/15 and there near the golf course even birds took to the trail. By birds, I mean turkeys.
Uploaded: 10/9/2015
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Uploaded: 10/7/2015
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Steam Engine on the trail.
Uploaded: 8/27/2015
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Uploaded: 8/9/2015
Lat: 39.73737 Long: -76.70222
Uploaded: 8/9/2015
Lat: 39.91384 Long: -76.75436
Approaching Route 851 in Railroad's 'downtown.' Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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Approaching the town of Railroad; taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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Trail mile marker, indicating that it is only 4 more miles to the Mason Dixon Line, where the greenway continues as MD's North Central/Torry Brown Rail Trail. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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Trees growing out of the rocks in the cut north of Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Exiting the rock cut, heading back toward Railroad.
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Looking through a rock cut about midway between Railroad and Glen Rock. Taken April 2015.
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This interpretive sign tells the story of the construction of the North Central RR, one of the nation's oldest, in the early 19th century.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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This mile marker, a restored relic from the old North Central RR, is about halfway between Railroad and Glen Rock in Shrewsbury Twp.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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Picnic grove off the trail in Shrewsbury Twp. between Railroad and Glen Rock. Taken April 2015.
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More people enjoying a spring ride along the trail between Railroad and Glen Rock. Taken April 2015.
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Couple relaxing on one of the myriad benches situated along the trail. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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The trail crosses the railroad tracks that it parallels several times between York and New Freedom. This crossing is in Shrewsbury Twp., north of the town of Railroad. Trail users are advised to use caution at these crossings, since the line is in use.
Uploaded: 7/13/2015
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This bridge over Route 616 serves as a northern gateway to the town of Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Cycling along a straight stretch of the trail on Railroad's north side. Taken April 2015.
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This old, stone wall can be seen through the trees off the trail on the north side of Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Family enjoying a spring day on the trail in Railroad.
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Looking east up Route 851 from the trail crossing in Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Cyclists walking their bikes across Route 851 in Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Crossing Route 851 in Railroad. The trail has done much to revitalize this appropriately named, sleepy town in southern York County.
Uploaded: 7/12/2015
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Detailed map for a state-of-the-art trail. Taken at the kiosk at the Railroad trailhead, April 2015.
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Looking north from the Railroad trailhead. Taken April 2015.
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Sunny, spring day at the trailhead in Railroad. Taken April 2015.
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Another couple wrapping up a summertime bike ride on the Northern Extension. Taken June 2015.
Uploaded: 7/12/2015
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Trail users headed for the trailhead off Route 30 and Loucks Mill Road on the Northern Extension. Taken June 2015.
Uploaded: 7/12/2015
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The section of the Northern Extension immediately north of the Route 30 bridge passes through a meadow-like environment created by the flood control levees along the Codorus Creek.
Uploaded: 7/12/2015
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Following the Codorus Creek south toward Route 30.
Uploaded: 7/11/2015
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The Northern Extension winds along the east bank of the Codorus Creek north of York.
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Passing under a weeping willow on the Northern Extension south of Black Bridge trestle. Taken June 2015.
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After passing under the Black Bridge trestle, the Northern Extension enters a grassy area that lines the east bank of the Codorus Creek south to York. Taken June 2015.
Uploaded: 7/11/2015
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Another view of the trail winding under the Black Bridge trestle. Taken June 2015.
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Looking north, passing beneath the Black Bridge Trestle on the Northern Extension.
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Passing under the Black Bridge Trestle on the Northern Extension.
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Black Bridge Trestle, as seen from the Northern Extension north of York. Taken June 2015.
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The Northern Extension descends a gradual slope before passing under the Black Bridge Trestle. Taken June 2015.
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Approaching the Black Black Bridge RR trestle on the Northern Extension north of York. The bridge carries an active Norfolk Southern line over Codorus Creek and the trail.
Uploaded: 7/10/2015
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Three generations of trail users and their dog. Taken on the Northern Extension, June 2015.
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Revegetating a bank excavated for the Northern Extension between Mundis Mill Road and Route 30.
Uploaded: 7/10/2015
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Sun shining through the trees along the Northern Extension in early summer. Taken June 2015.
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Milepost on the Northern Extension between Mundis Mill Road and Route 30. Taken June 2015.
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Small stream along the Northern Extension south of Mundis Mill Road. Taken June 2015.
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The Northern Extension crosses this small stream about halfway between Mundis Mill Road and Route 30. Taken June 2015.
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New bench on the Northern Extension north of York. Taken June 2015.
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Cyclist heading through the woods on the Northern Extension a summer day. Taken June 2015.
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Lush woodlands along the Codorus in summer. Taken June 2015.
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Newly installed mile marker on the Northern Extension.
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Reflections in the Codorus Creek. Taken June 2015.
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Trailhead on the Northern Extension off Loucks Mill Road and Route 30 north of York.
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Dusk at the Loucks Mill Road/Route 30 trailhead on the Northern Extension. Taken May 2015.
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Family wrapping up a hike along the new section of the Northern Extension at the Loucks Mill Road trailhead on a warm spring evening in May 2015.
Uploaded: 7/10/2015
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Kiosk at the newly constructed trailhead on the Nortern Trailhead at the intersection of Route 30 and Loucks Mill Road. Taken May 2015.
Uploaded: 7/9/2015
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Looking south along Northern Extension, passing under the Route 30 bridge. The trailhead off Loucks Mill Road and the Interstate 83 bridge over the Codorus Creek can be seen on the other side.
Uploaded: 7/9/2015
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Looking south toward the Route 30 bridge on the Northern Extension.
Uploaded: 7/8/2015
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This family was birdwatching and looking for an eagles' nest in the trees between the Northern Extension and the nearby Norfolk Southern RR tracks. Taken May 2015.
Uploaded: 7/7/2015
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Another sunset photo near the Route 30 bridge on the Northern Extension. Taken May 2015.
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Springtime sunset as seen just north of the Route 30 bridge on the Northern Extension. Taken May 2015.
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Trail users enjoying a warm, spring evening on the newly completed Northern Extension north of Route 30. Taken May 2015.
Uploaded: 7/7/2015
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Passing under the Route 30 bridge at the Northern Extension trailhead off Loucks Mill Road north of York.
Uploaded: 7/7/2015
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Couple posing at the new trailhead for the Northern Extension near the intersection of Route 30 and Loucks Mill Road. A 2-mile gap still exists from here down to the start of the main trail in downtown York. Taken June 2015.
Uploaded: 7/7/2015
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View beneath the Emig/Mundis Mill road bridge, on the left, and the new trail bridge, on the right, across Codorus Creek. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/6/2015
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Approaching the twin road and trail bridges over Codorus Creek on the Northern Extension in northwest Springettsbury Twp.
Uploaded: 7/6/2015
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Family enjoying a spring evening checking out the newly completed segment of the trail's Northern Extension in northwest Springettsbury Twp. Taken April 2015.
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Another view of the flour mill that is visible from the Northern Extension south of Mundis Mill Road. Taken April 2015.
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Cyclists enjoying a spring evening on the Northern Extension. Taken April 2015.
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Several nearby industries, including a flour mill and the stack of the York County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator, can be seen from the Northern Extension.
Uploaded: 7/6/2015
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Rocks along the steep slopes just east of the Northern Extension along the Codorus Creek.
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The surface of the Northern Extension changes from asphalt to crushed stone about halfway between Mundis Mill Road and Route 30. Taken April 2015.
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The towering stack to the York County Solid Waste Authority's incinerator can be seen through the trees on the Northern Extension. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 7/6/2015
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Curving along the banks of the Codorous north of York.
Uploaded: 7/5/2015
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Trees blossoming in springtime. Taken April 2015.
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Looking west across the Codorus Creek on the Northern Extension. Taken April 2015.
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Cyclist riding on the newly completed section of the Northern Extension between Crist Field and Route 30 in the springtime of 2015.
Uploaded: 7/5/2015
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Passing through the springtime forest on the newly completed Northern Extension in northwest Springettsbury Twp. Taken April 2015.
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More newly blooming flowers along the Northern Extension; taken April 2015.
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The yards behind these homes south of Mundis Mill Road in northwest Springettsbury Twp. touch the trail. Taking on the Northern Extension in April 2015.
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Flowers coming into bloom from the springtime warmth. Taken on the Northern Extension in April 2015.
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Reflections in the Codorus Creek; taken just south of the Mundis Mill Road bridge in late April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/10/2015
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This home has already capitalized on its proximity to the Northern Extension, clearing an access path through the backyard to the new trail. Taken April 2015.
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The Northern Extension passes behind developments south of Mundis Mill Road in York's northern suburbs.
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After crossing the Codorus, the Northern Extension turns south into the woods along the east bank of the Codorus Creek. Taken April 2015.
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Approaching the twin Emig/Mundis Mill Road and trail bridges from the south.
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Looking up at the trail bridge across the Codorus from the base of the hairpin turn. Taken April 2015.
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After rounding the hairpin turn, the Northern Extension passes under both the trail and road bridges.
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This sharp, hairpin turn is immediately east of the new bridge that carries the Northern Extension over the Codorus Creek. From here, the trail passes under the two bridges, then follows the creek's east bank south to Route 30. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/10/2015
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After crossing the Codorus, the Northern Extension descends to the eastern shore, then circles under the bridge and heads south toward Route 30.
Uploaded: 6/9/2015
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Mundis Mill/Emig Road bridge, as seen from the parallel trail bridge on the Northern Extension.
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Looking north along the Codorus Creek from the trail bridge on the Northern Extension. Taken April 2015.
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Looking west across the new Northern Extension bridge across the Codorus, which parallels Emig/Mundis Mill Road north of York. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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Trail bridge (right) and Emig/Mundis Mill Road bridge (left) side by side, across the Codorus Creek north of York. Taken April 2015.
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Approaching the bridge over Codorus Creek; Emig Road can be seen immediately to the south. Taken April 2015.
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Newly completed section of the Northern Extension, winding through the woods to the bridge over the Codorus; Emig Road can be seen to the right. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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View of the split between the Northern Extension, which veers right and continues along the northern boundary of Crist Field, and the unpaved access path, which goes left to the trailhead off Emig Road. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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Point where the still-unpaved (as of April 2015) access path from Crist Field meets the paved Northern Extension just north of Emig Road in Manchester Twp.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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Connector path from the Crist Field trailhead to the Northern Extension, located just north of Emig Road. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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This parking lot at Crist Field serves as a trailhead for the northern extension, which currently stretches from Rudy County Park south along the Codorus Creek to Route 30. It does not yet connect to the main trail.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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The bridge carrying the Northern Extension of the trail over the Codorus Creek east of Christ Field is finally complete! Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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Trail users passing Christ Field on the Northern Extension. Taken April 2015.
Uploaded: 6/6/2015
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Old depot in Hanover Junction
Uploaded: 6/3/2015
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Civil War Replica Steam Engine
Uploaded: 6/3/2015
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Uploaded: 5/29/2015
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Across form the waste water treatment plant. Watch for the eagles sitting atop the water towers..
Uploaded: 4/28/2015
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Walking along the creek towards Rt. 30
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Another view of Black Bridge
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Coming up to Black Bridge
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Along the creek
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Uploaded: 9/1/2014
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harold and dave enjoyed the trail, lunch and the whistle stop bike shop
Uploaded: 7/31/2014
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Entering New Freedom from the Mason-Dixon Line .
Uploaded: 7/15/2014
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Uploaded: 7/14/2014
Lat: 39.96197 Long: -76.73229
Uploaded: 7/8/2014
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Uploaded: 6/10/2014
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Between miles 9 and 10, you may get lucky and see the goats in their fenced lot. I got real lucky one day to witness an Irish Wolfhound, big as a horse, walking the leash on the trail, pausing to bark at the goats, one of whom assumed a defensive posture.
Uploaded: 3/1/2014
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Still hungry? What happened to your trail mix? Try Mignano Bros in Glen Rock. Lunch specials. Something in a meatball?
Uploaded: 3/1/2014
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You get hungry, yes? Lunch specials here and there like at Paesano's in New Freedom. Try the Gyro.
Uploaded: 3/1/2014
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Came across these icicles hanging from the ceiling of the Howard tunnel. The weather was a little cool, but over-all, it was a gread day for a ride.
Uploaded: 1/20/2014
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'Steam Into History's' flagship steam engine!
Uploaded: 10/3/2013
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Colorful gardens next to the New Freedom train station. Taken September 2013.
Uploaded: 10/3/2013
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'Steam Into History' staff dressed in Period (circa 1860's) costumes, getting ready for an excursion ride. Taken September 2013.
Uploaded: 10/3/2013
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One of 'Steam Into History's' new excursion trains in New Freedom. Taken October 2013.
Uploaded: 10/3/2013
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What a beautiful Mural to come across next to the trail depicting the old days of travel. I couldn't resist taking a picture.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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Taking a break on my ride just before the tunnel. The surface on the trail is hard with some loose gravel, yet fairly smooth. Traveling by mountain bike or a hybrid would be the best choice for this ride. 30 miles on the trail down and back, a nice day.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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I was out for a nice ride and came up to this rest area just in time. I couldn't resist taking a picture.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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Light cannon placed by Northern Army during the Civil War for protection of Hanover Junction Station
Uploaded: 8/25/2013
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Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that inspired Tim Fulton, man behind the trail
Uploaded: 8/25/2013
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Sculpture of Civil War horse crafted entirely of old bicycle parts
Uploaded: 8/25/2013
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Sculpture of Civil War soldier crafted entirely of old bicycle parts
Uploaded: 8/25/2013
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Box turtle making use of the trail just north of Seven Valleys
Uploaded: 8/25/2013
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This was some of the beauty along the trail ..
Uploaded: 8/15/2013
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Downtown New Freedom
Uploaded: 8/12/2013
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Uploaded: 6/18/2013
Lat: 39.84367 Long: -76.77750
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Old steam engine # 5 painted on stone wall outside Howard tunnel on Northwest wall
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Glatfelter Station: Approx. 43 Parking Spots but this lot is located next to Joseph C Stump Memorial Par with much more parking available.
Uploaded: 5/11/2013
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Hanover Junction Railroad Station, taken from just south of the station on May 5th, 2013.
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A subtle bend in the trail.
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Beautiful day for a ride!!!
Uploaded: 5/8/2013
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Uploaded: 4/17/2013
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Beautiful early morning view at mile marker 13, near Glatfelters Station
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The Southern Tunnel Entrance
Uploaded: 8/23/2012
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One of the few places along the trail with few trees.
Uploaded: 8/17/2012
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A Really Red Caboose!
Uploaded: 8/17/2012
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A View of The Howard Tunnel's South Entrance
Uploaded: 8/17/2012
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Uploaded: 11/8/2011
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Tyler Park Creek (as seen by bike trail)
Uploaded: 7/24/2011
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Looking north near the Glen Rock Mill Inn
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Closeup of the train depicted on the Glen Rock mural
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Another interpretive sign, explaining how the town of Glen Rock got its name
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Interpretive sign explaining the railroad's relationship to the East Branch of the Codorus Creek, which it (and the trail) follows for most of its course in Pennsylvania
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Better view of the mural, which depicts the borough as it appeared in the railroad's heyday
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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This mural in Glen Rock shows one of the myriad ways that trails can improve the communities they pass through
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Approaching Main Street in Glen Rock
Uploaded: 7/21/2011
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Old coal hoppers next to trail in New Freedom
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People enjoying the trail on a warm, sunny, spring day
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Another artifact from the railroad's past: an old signal tower along the side of the tracks south of Howard Tunnel
Uploaded: 7/19/2011
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Historic stone house just south of Glatfelter's Station
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PA Bike Route 'J,' one of several officially designated routes that criss-cross the state, follows the trail from the Mason Dixon Trail to downtown York
Uploaded: 7/19/2011
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Sunflowers in Glatfelter's Station
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Lawn ornaments like this one, in the hamlet of Glatfelter's Station, add to the quaintness of rural southern York County
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Picturesque views of lush forests and small streams can be found along the trail in mid-summer
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Small picnic pavillions can be found at regular intervals along the trail, and are ideal for eating a meal or smack or just resting
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Winding along the East Branch od the Codorus Creek south of Brillhart's Station
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Uploaded: 5/21/2011
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Approaching downtown York
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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Located near the crossing with Grantley Road, this small 'pocket park' provides trail users an opportunity to sit down and rest
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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Another view of the Rotary Flower Garden
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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Another nice feature of the Heritage Rail Trail are the numerous flower gardens and 'pocket parks' located at various points. This picturesque flower garden is maintained by the Rotary Club, with assistance from the county's Juvenile Authorities.
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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Flag flying in the breeze on a warm Labor Day, 2010.
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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Looking out on the overpass across Richland Ave., in the city's southern suburbs
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These freight cars remind users that the line that the trail follows is still in use
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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This old signal tower, located near the city's southern limits, is one of many artifacts from the railroad's past
Uploaded: 9/9/2010
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View from the only segment of the bike path that was not incorporated into the rail trail, near Penn Street. Today, this portion serves as a spur trail, providing access to the rail trail from nearby neighborhoods.
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Looking southwest from the trail, one can see several of the numerous factories that make York a key east coast industrial hub to this day.
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Plaque detailing York's history during the Civil War, when it was briefly occupied by Confederate Troops
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Antique steam engine, also displayed outside the Industrial Heritage Museum
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This tank is on display outside the Industrial Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to York's long history as a manufacturing center
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Statue of the World War II dog
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One of the more unusual and obscure memorials, this one is dedicated to a dog that helped in World War II
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Commemorative plaque
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In addition to the shade trees and nearby historic buildings, the section of the trail in downtown York is lined with numerous monuments and interpretive plaques. This one commemorates local veterans who fought in the Korean War.
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The section of the trail that runs through downtown York is tree-lined, with the canopy forming a 'green tunnel.'
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And more, explaining the concept behind 'greenways' and their benefits
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Text of the sign
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It may be hard to read, but this sign, located in downtown York, describes the county's emerging greenway network, of which the Heritage Rail Trail will serve as the main 'trunk'
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This section of the trail was actually built along an old road. This old bridge was preserved.
Uploaded: 7/6/2010
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Another old caboose along the trail, this one is located north of York City, at Crist Field.
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Looking south from the New Freedom station
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In New Freedom, looking north. The North Central and Stewartstown railroads diverge around this point.
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Two cabooses by the New Freedom station
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Horses and Bikes Share the Trail
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early tunnel on the trail
Uploaded: 10/30/2005
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Sample of the rolling farmland along the trail. Its nice to enjoy the view of the hills without having to climb them.
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Train station converted to ice cream shop and well landscaped break area.
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Restrooms, water and a pretty garden.
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A nice place for a break. They have a cafe and restrooms.
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Elmer's store right beside the trail at around mile 12 was a welcome sight after a really warm ride. As you can see, there's tables right beside the trail to rest and enjoy some refreshments.
Uploaded: 6/9/2001
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If the lot's full at New Freedom, there's another small lot here at Railroad, PA.
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Just a pciture of the countryside beside the trail. The stone bridge over the brook with the green pastures made a nice scene
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The excusion train still runs along the tracks beside the trail and you had to cross over them quite often.
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Not too far away from the parking lot at the end of the trail in York, there's the White Rose Bar and Grill. Good for sandwiches and snacks for the ride back to New Freedom
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Around mile 16 is the Howard Tunnel. Pretty cool.
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At mile 10 we were treated to seeing these motorized cars on the track. Can't remember the exact name for them but these folks move these cars around looking for old tracks like these. They went by fairly quickly, too.
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In New Freedom, PA, there's a fair amount of parking at the old station. A dinner excursion train still runs on the tracks. Off to the right, there's also a bike shop in case you've forgotten anything.
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At the trail's end in York PA, there's a large map of the trail and also information about places and service in York. There's also good parking here.
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As we started to head back from York, these trees lining the path made for a nice picture.
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As you cross the Mason-Dixon line, the sign on the beginning of the trail greets you and tells you that New Freedom, PA, Town Center is only 1.5 miles away.
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