Tag archives for Jenkintown Elbow of Capture

Tacony Creek Gorge Between Jenkintown and Elkins Park

The stream referred to in this discussion as Tacony Creek, is sometimes known as Tookany Creek in its upper reaches and as Frankford Creek as it approaches the Delaware River. This distinction probably had more significance in the past than it does today as urbanization has buried tributary creeks and otherwise altered the drainage basin. […]

Ardsley Wind Gap

The SEPTA Ardsley station is located on the Ardsley Wind Gap floor and Jenkintown Road also crosses the Edge Hill Ridge at the Ardsley Wind Gap. The Ardsley Wind Gap is the deepest of three noticeable wind gaps or notches cut into the Wissahickon Creek-Tacony Creek drainage divide along the northeast oriented Edge Hill Ridge […]

Meadow Brook Through Valley

The Meadow Brook Through Valley is an east-northeast oriented valley used by the SEPTA West Trenton line between Jenkintown and Bethayres and links the south oriented Tacony Creek valley at Jenkintown with the deeper south oriented Pennypack Creek valley at Bethayres. Today south oriented Baederwood Creek flows into the the through valley’s west-southwest end and […]

Jenkintown Elbow of Capture

Tacony Creek flows in an east direction from its headwaters area through Glenside to the SEPTA Lansdale Regional Rail line, near the SPS technologies plant, and then turns to flow in a south-southeast direction between Jenkintown and Wyncote. The turn from flowing in an east direction to flowing in a south-southeast direction is here referred […]

Tacony Creek East Oriented Headwaters Segment

Tacony Creek originates as Tookany Creek just south of the Westminster Theological Seminary in Laverock and flows in an east direction on a route just north of the Arcadia University campus into and then through Glenside to reach its Jenkintown elbow of capture near the SEPTA West Trenton and Landsdale Regional Rail line junction located […]