James F. Hall Trail

Delaware


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Uploaded: 6/8/2016
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High-speed Acela train engine approaching the trail immediately east of the Route 72 bridge. These trains travel well over 100 MPH, making it very difficult to photograph them.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Bend in the trail at the RR tracks immediately east of the Route 72 bridge.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Sign warns trail users of the sudden turn immediately east of the Route 72 bridge. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Swampy woodlands form a buffer between the trail and Route 72 behind the Univ. of Delaware Technology Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Closeup of the wetlands along the eastern section of the trail between the Route 72 bridge and Univ. of Delaware Technology Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Cyclist passing through the wetlands behind the Univ. of Delaware Technology Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Sidewalks along Wyoming Road at the trail's east end make a longer hike or ride possible.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Skirting around the Technology Park's parking lot.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Another shot of the flags at the eastern terminus next to the Univ. of Delaware Technology Park. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/4/2015
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Colorful, artistic sign showing a map of the trail at the eastern terminus at the corner of Route 72 and Wyoming Road.
Uploaded: 8/3/2015
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The trail's eastern terminus as at the corner of Route 72 and Wyoming Road on Newark's east end. Taken July 2015.
Uploaded: 8/3/2015
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Eastern terminus of the trail at the corner of Route 72 and Wyoming Road, next to the University of Delaware's Biotech center.
Uploaded: 8/3/2015
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Looking west behind the University of Delaware's Energy Conservation Center.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Passing under the Route 72 bridge near the trail's eastern terminus.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Family enjoying a leisurely stroll on the trail on a tranquil, early fall evening in September 2012. This pic was taken at the junction with the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Another relic from the railroad that now decorates the pocket park at the junction of the Pomeroy and Newark and James F. Hall trails. This was an old switch.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Sign interpreting the history of the railroad switch that decorates the pocket park at the junction of the Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Heading east through the woods toward the University of Delaware's Energy Conservation Center and Route 72.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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James F. Hall Trail
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Hiker heading east past the Pomeroy Newark Raqil Trail Junction toward Route 72.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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The creative bench at the pocket park that decorates that junction with the Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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One of the more creative works of art on the trail is a bench at the junction of the Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail. This bench was set atop two large train wheels that were restored and donated for the trail.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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This interpretive sign at the pocket park that was recently built at the junction of the Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail explains the history of the long-defunct Pomeroy Railroad, which extended north into Chester County, PA.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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James F. Hall Trail
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Junction with the Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail on the east side of town. The darker, freshly poured Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail veers left, while the James F. Hall Trail curves to the right.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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Approaching the new junction with the Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail. Taken September 2012.
Uploaded: 9/28/2012
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This signal bridge is one of several impressive pieces of railroad infrastructure visible from the trail.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Looking across the tracks near the train station. The outer tracks handle slower trains used by SEPTA, while the two inner ones are used by the high-speed, intercity Acela liners.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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This shade was a welcome relief from the searing July heat. Taken summer 2012.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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The trail's route connects several neighborhoods that were previously separated by woodlands, industry or other barriers, providing residents with a much shorter and direct route than following local streets.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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The train has arrived! Amtrak's gleaming, silver passenger liners are a common site on the trail. Taken July 2012.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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People awaiting the arrival of the next SEPTA train at the Newark station, which the trail passes.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Approaching the train station and adjacent street overpass. Taken on a hot summer day in July 2012.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Railroad enthusiasts will enjoy watching Amtrak lines 'whoosh' by, and observing freight trains moving through the rail yard on the city's southwest end. Here we see a chain of tanker cars.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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The trail closely parallels the Amtrak Northeast Corridor line for most of its length. This arrangement proves that, with safety measures such as this tall fence, 'rails with trails' can even work alongside high-speed passenger lines.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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The trail ends at Bradford Lane, near the city's west end.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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The trail crosses wetlands on a boardwalk just west of Phillips Park.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Playground at Phillips Park, near the trail's west end.
Uploaded: 7/28/2012
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Looking down the trail east of Kells Park. Taken on a hot summer day in July 2012.
Uploaded: 7/19/2012
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Trail bridge near Kells Park. Taken July 2012.
Uploaded: 7/19/2012
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The trail features an interesting mix of serene, natural settings and modern industrial infrastructure. This substation serves the catenary lines on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor mainline, which the trail parallels for most of its length.
Uploaded: 7/19/2012
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Bamboo
Uploaded: 10/27/2010
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Uploaded: 4/9/2009
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Uploaded: 4/9/2009
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Trail passes under busy College Ave by the train station
Uploaded: 5/23/2008
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Attractive bridges and lights
Uploaded: 5/23/2008
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