A title published to commemorate Philadelphia's Sesquicentennial (The Port of Philadelphia ) makes the following mention of Port Richmond:
Port Richmond plays an important part in the affairs of the Port of Philadeiphia. It is a live, center of transportation of bulk goods, and a greater part of the grain, flour, oil, coal and ore shipped through the Port of Philadelphia passes through the immense terminals located there. In addition to being the site for the largest shipbuilding plant in the world, the Port Richmond terminal of the Philadelphia and Reading Company is located here.
It has a frontage of 5,400 feet (over a mile) on the Delaware River and covers about 225 acres-and has track storage for 5,600 cars. These cars are on 139 tracks which branch out, without congesting or interfering with traffic, on the 4 main tracks. All told there are over 86 miles of railroad tracks in this wonderful Port Richmond Terminal.
There are grain elevators-piers for foreign export-piers for coastwise trade-piers for a car float service between different points in Philadelphia and Camden-in addition to a yard for coal storage that holds 180,000 tons at a time.
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