Newtown Square Branch: Pennsy Trail
“Pennsy” is an old nickname for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The trail was usable (and seeing heavy use) at the end of the construction season last fall, but paving was finished off this spring and the dedication ceremony by the township was held later on Saturday June 11. It runs from the back of the parking lot for the new Haverford Area YMCA (and Ralston Road) to Manoa Road, right through the populated heart of Haverford Township. There are several parks nearby, playing fields, the Y of course, the Skatium, and the present police station and soon-to-come new municipal services building. Someday there will be a bridge over Manoa Road and we will append a present woodchip trail leading south, eventually reaching Upper Darby Township (probably with an in-parking-lot and on-sidewalk/road stretch at West Chester Pike).