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Re: The Gravity & the Honesdale branch - By mike_nepa on 08/17/16 at 11:08:09 - 'SANY0072_Small.jpg' 113 KB
This year I found a small bridge along the Honesdale Branch, near Childs. Still has the span and ties, rails long gone. The abutments do look like they are from the gravity era.


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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 05/04/16 at 10:41:44 - 'DH_816x612.jpg' 61 KB
This station has been relocated. - GTL

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/29/16 at 15:21:41 - 'preparing-to-replace-vo-1-l.jpg' 162 KB
And just before abandonment in 2001 by Dave Honan
 
Original shot leading off this GTL by Geno Dailey, circa 2002

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/29/16 at 15:20:04 - 'Voorheesville-NY-train-station.jpg' 58 KB
Here's a shot of the neat church-roof style station

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/29/16 at 15:18:58 - 'Untitled.jpg' 70 KB
Frankie's got this one, yes, Voorheesville, NY

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/28/16 at 14:15:31 - 'nodi.jpg' 73 KB
So, I wanna see how good you D&H guys are at G'ing this L.......
 
The NYC guys didn't want to bite, so I offer it up to you.
 
This location was a busy junction built in a field at one time, but today no longer can you find a girls (or guys) best friend here. And for both railroads located here, shipping via water was where they both got their start, before technology (ie: steam power) proved otherwise.


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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/14/16 at 11:16:02 - 'DH_Allentown_Brian_Woodruff_Railpicture.net.jpg' 82 KB
"R" Tower at Allentown Consolidated Yard it is, Frankie!
 
I don't have a date for this one, but this Brian Woodruff photo via Railpictures.net is a great one, those big GE's had a great sound.


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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/13/16 at 16:12:43 - 'DH-3.jpg' 56 KB
As we know (or may not know), the D&H really "got around" the Northeast in the 1970's leading up to, and just after the creation of Conrail.
 
This is one of those places D&H engines/trains "got around" to, and until recently, so did the engines of it's successor, CP Rail.
 
If you were lucky enough to railfan here between 1972 and 1976, you could be guaranteed to see a lot of different paint jobs!
 
GTL..........

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Raritan Clunker on 03/31/16 at 15:27:37 - 'Thompson_PA_Ice_Cream_station.jpg' 238 KB
And now, you can get an ice cream cone here...At least it's still around!

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Raritan Clunker on 03/31/16 at 15:18:06 - 'DH_1_Dave_Deyo.jpg' 210 KB
Senior Frog is correct-a-mundo!
 
Thompson, PA is the location!
 
Dave Deyo photo

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Raritan Clunker on 03/30/16 at 15:44:03 - 'DH_1.jpg' 78 KB
At one time, two railroads ran here......Today, the trains are gone, but you can get ice cream!

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/19/16 at 15:04:18 - 'DH_1_mile_west_of_Barton_New_York_April_13_1978.jpg' 187 KB
Mr. Frog is correct!
 
April 13th 1978 is the date of the photo below

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/18/16 at 15:34:17 - 'DH-2.jpg' 83 KB
Figured I'd mix things up a little between the EL and D&H GTL's, due to their close working relationship back in the day......
 
Full disclosure - This is not on the D&H proper, but rather on what became trackage that regularly hosted D&H trains after 4/1/76, though it isn't far from D&H home rails......Too boot, the other RR shown here figures prominently into D&H traffic patterns of years gone by.

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By Bridge 1A on 12/28/15 at 14:49:52 - 'DH_APa.jpg' 80 KB
Here, let's try this one....A post-1976 D&H GTL! You Pennsyltucky boys should be able to nail this one right away!

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/10/15 at 13:22:01 - 'DH2_Ha.jpg' 36 KB
Can you GTL?

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/07/15 at 13:20:40 - 'LVDHb.jpg' 75 KB
LOL, I had to look that location up, Matthew! Nope, this is on the D&H proper....Here, I'll open the photo up a little, even though I think it'll become painfully obvious where this is once I do......

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/01/15 at 16:07:04 - 'LVDHa.jpg' 149 KB
Let's go forward with our GTL time machine to 1976............

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/01/15 at 15:17:18 - 'DH_CBD_51.jpg' 264 KB
Well, since Carbondale was your first guess, I will have to say you got it, sir!
 
I am not 100% sure WHERE in Carbondale, but I am suspecting this is the double bridge over the Lackawanna River, just RR west of the  Rt. 6 crossing, one bridge of which is still there, used by the D-L. BTW, the info I have shows the date as 1951.
 
"H.F .M."

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/01/15 at 13:44:44 - 'DH_CBD_51A.jpg' 96 KB
Lets see if NKP759 can get this one, though I am sure he'll have no problem..........

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/30/15 at 14:44:05 - 'DH_SWAT_51.jpg' 281 KB
Ho-Ho-Ho, more power!
 
GTL......................

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 11/28/15 at 16:23:00 - 'DH_RS11_5003_5000.jpg' 54 KB
For this one, not only GTL, but what line is crossed at this junction and the tower identification?

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/26/15 at 08:35:03 - 's-l1600.jpg' 248 KB
You are correct, sir! Taken September 1974 at Albany....Here's the un-cropped photo, with an PC E-8 to the left.

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/24/15 at 09:57:41 - 'DHA.jpg' 138 KB
NEFAN scores again!
 
Let's see if you can get this one!
 
"H.F. M."

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Re: D&H "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 11/13/15 at 09:30:53 - 'DH_GP38-2_7321_GP39-2_7416_Mcville_NY_41581.jpg' 42 KB
That is the long gone D&H roundhouse at Mechanicville NY. What a great place to watch trains back in the late 70's and early 80's.

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D&H "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/12/15 at 13:09:53 - 'DH-4_800x546.jpg' 50 KB
I can't believe this forum has gone "unscathed" for so long without this popular RF.net "game"!  
 
So let's start with this one.....Where is it?  
 
"H. F. M."


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D&H Alco C628's - By S-12_Dave on 08/25/07 at 10:40:23 - 'TS.DH.602.WB.b.sm.jpg' 152 KB
The D&H, like the Lehigh Valley, had a "love-hate" relationship with it's big Alco's.  Most of my C628 memories center around the Wilkes-Barre engine facility. I spent much time just "hanging around" this facility, and sometimes, a friendly D&H employee would invite me up into the cab of one of the locomotives that were setting on the "ready track" near the sand towers. Even at a young age, I became aware of "something special" about the 628's. It was as if they were due some extra level of attention than their GE counterparts, the 700's.  I think that the Alco's simply needed more "maintenance" than the big GE's....perhaps it was simply because the GE's were newer.  From my perspective back then, ( as a kid ) it seemed like someone was always "adjusting" or repairing something on the 628's.  I know that for the guy's who had to work on these beasts out on the road, oil leaks were a problem. It seemed like I was invited up into the cab of a GE far more often than an Alco 628. Was it just coincidence, or were those oily walkways a factor?  Perhaps the GE was simply a "safer" machine to invite a guest into...perhaps it was simply "pride" in the new GE locomotives?   Whatever the reason, it only increased my interest in those  628's back then.  
 
A good friend of mine, now deceased, had many friends on the D&H back in the 50's and 60's....he was 15 years my senior, and he was around when the 628's were brand new. Here is one of his true stories, in his own words, from those early C-628 days...when the D&H was still learning to "respect" what those big Alco's were capable of:
 
 "They needed horsepower, and in as few units as possible.  Luckily, Alco had just what they needed, and it was the most impressive machine I had ever seen!  When I first saw them they had black number boards and smaller heralds on the nose, and were generally squeaky clean.  But they had that nice paint job and that terrific look of brute power!  The very first day that I was home, ( from the Air Force ) I learned that they were called "Century 628's".  I didn't like the word "century" in there, and within weeks I was relieved to learn that real people called them C628's, or just plain 628's!  I was in love with the D&H again!
 
Stories about the new units were everywhere - they could pull the wallpaper off the walls.  But like big steam, they quickly earned the reputation of being "hard on the track".  I often thought, even to this day, that reputations like that are often manufactured by people who want to seem knowledgeable.  But in the 628's case, there was some truth to the rumor.  I give you the following true story which I heard from the Penn Division train master in Scranton.
 
Shortly after they arrived on the property in late 1964, a set of three 628's came down to Scranton from the north on a normal run.  Usually they ran right through, but this day they had to stop, back through a crossover, and pick up some cars.  Well, they got halfway through the crossover and the inner rail fell over flat on it's side.  After hours of huffing and puffing, they got the monsters on the tracks again, and off to Wilkes-Barre.  New rail was laid and braced.  But no use.  A few days later the same need arose, so they backed the beasts through the crossover and POW!, they went on the ground again, the rail having been pushed over once more.
 
After the hell of getting those heavy machines back on the rails for a second time, the train master and the road master vowed to not be defeated by a locomotive.  They sent for the heaviest rail available to repair the crossover.  They put in 8 spikes per tie, rail braces at every tie, and rail anchors at each space in between.  NOW, they said, YOU INFERNAL BEAST, NOW PUSH THE RAIL OVER IF YOU DARE!!!
 
They didn't have to wait long.  Within a day, once again the backing move was needed, and everyone turned out to watch.  With much creaking and shrieking the 628's backed through the super-supported rail.  Everything seemed to look good, then in one loud crash, the lead unit was on the ground for the third time.  Absolutely unbelieving, the train master approached the scene.  Aha, all rail braces, spikes, and anchors were all in place!  But unfortuantely, the not-to-be-defeated 628's had ripped the head right off the rail for 63 linear feet!"
 
Incredible.
 
 
 
 


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Re: Photos under Starrucca. Common or Rare Occurrence? - By mike_nepa on 08/23/07 at 09:36:35 - 'DH_Lanesboro-WindsorNY_Partial.jpg' 311 KB
on Aug 12th, 2007, 10:41am, RBMN-ENGR. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
There was a wye track to turn the helpers in the steam days not far from the viaduct. Maybe this was part of that wye?

 
No that bridge is not part of the Wye. This topo map shows the location of that small bridge with the wooden ties in relation to the Starrucca Viaduct and the Wye north of the bridge. I did follow the wye but the growth was bad. The Wye was built up with berms and if it wasn't for that, it would be impossible to see it.  
This small bridge is right next to the D&H railbed.
 
Mike


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Re: D&H 1976 to Tioga 506 - By johnpbarlow on 02/24/07 at 08:10:39 - 'DH_RS3m_on_eb_Apollo_at_Bison_Yd_Apr_76_resized.jpg' 117 KB
Here's a photo of four newly rebuilt RS-3m's heading the eastbound Apollo past Bison Yard in Buffalo during the 2nd month of D&H trackage rights over Conrail's ex-EL line. # 504 is leading 503, 505, and 507.

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Re: D&H "SUPER STEAM": What could have been - By 765 fan on 02/03/07 at 13:19:05 - 'DH_661.GIF' 75 KB
Here it is!

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Re: D&H "SUPER STEAM": What could have been - By 765 fan on 02/03/07 at 12:13:50 - 'DH_9449.GIF' 131 KB
Here's one hot out of the paint shop!(Sorry for the Lightning Stripe not being strait.)

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Re: D&H "SUPER STEAM": What could have been - By 765 fan on 02/02/07 at 21:14:50 - '4.GIF' 123 KB
Can you picture this coming down the D&H line?

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Re: D&H 1976 to Tioga 506 - By Geoff on 01/28/07 at 08:35:02 - 'd_h_img015.jpg' 175 KB
View from the old rickety bridge, showing details of the roof/top of the hood:

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Re: D&H 1976 to Tioga 506 - By Geoff on 01/28/07 at 08:31:01 - 'd_h_img008.jpg' 178 KB
'Nother view, same day.

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Re: D&H 1976 to Tioga 506 - By Geoff on 01/28/07 at 08:25:32 - 'd_h_img014.jpg' 193 KB
"Club Foot"506 in happier days, working in Oneonta CA 1979:

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Re: D&H "SUPER STEAM": What could have been - By Lionel Guy on 01/27/07 at 21:04:25 - 'DH_7700.GIF' 83 KB
How about some real super power?

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 09/27/06 at 06:07:20 - 'LOREE1.jpg' 32 KB
Here's a shot of the Loree found in some family pictures. It appears that my great grandfather had the same interest as me. As you could see we have some hoppers in the area so it was still in service.  
RR

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Re: Starucca Viaduct/Lanesboro Pics - By CAR FLOATER on 09/11/06 at 14:03:56 - 'StarrucaVIA2.jpg' 51 KB
Matthew and fellow Starucca fans -  
 
I got tipped off to a new website this morning - LINK URL -  
 
And I found this neat vintage photo taken from the D&H looking south (railroad west).
 
Enjoy!
 
RH

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Re: Maryland Derailment Photos - By JhnZ33 on 06/03/06 at 08:41:50 - 'maryland0001a.jpg' 60 KB
borntolate, I'm curious what equipment are you using to scan these images? Have they been re-touched in any way?
 
I'd like to know if I can try and help make the pictures look their best.
 
As an example, I photoshopped the first picture you posted in this thread seeing if I could improve the quality. Take a look and see what you think.
 
 
John

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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By Penn Central SD40 on 04/22/06 at 19:38:20 - 'DH_GP30.jpg' 300 KB
Got bored today and painted up this GP30 in lightning stripe, doesnt actually look that bad in it.....

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Re: Steamtown Excursions over the old D&H penn div - By Penn Central SD40 on 04/13/06 at 17:11:31 - '3-2.jpg' 199 KB
Also the same train, this time in Peckville...

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Re: Steamtown Excursions over the old D&H penn div - By Penn Central SD40 on 04/13/06 at 17:10:12 - '2-2.jpg' 248 KB
Forgot to mention, that one was taken in Archbald.
 
This is the same train in Jessup....

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Re: Steamtown Excursions over the old D&H penn div - By Penn Central SD40 on 04/13/06 at 17:04:05 - '1-2.jpg' 183 KB
Heres a few I took back in 2001 or 2....

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By Lou_D. on 03/14/06 at 10:12:18 - 'flood_023.jpg' 284 KB
LOL!! Hey Andy,ya don't hafta tell me about bridge piers,this is the view outside my shop window last year!!! Rick,the terraserver was 2002,that's why I figured if it was gone,it hadda be recent.Must have been at the same time they removed the old Carey Ave bridge,along with the Breslau bridge.

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Re: Starucca Viaduct/Lanesboro Pics - By S-12_Dave on 02/25/06 at 16:09:54 - 'dh.pass.star.sm.jpg' 51 KB
How I long for the good old days....

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Re:  Belden Hill Freight - By Geoff on 02/24/06 at 08:06:19 - '_D_H_6_034.jpg' 102 KB
Here is another photo taken in 81 of a train emerging from the old tunnel. Notice the fans on the signal mast
 
Unfortunately I have to knock down the resolution to get the photos on here so the detail is lost, but trust me there are two guys on the mast, their car is visible. That is a Difco ballast car on the siding.

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/23/06 at 08:11:06 - 'P4230032.jpg' 62 KB
Speaking of Ice. Here is a crapola photo of Chris and the ice. Fog in the tunnels caused problems with flash. Still you can see the huge blocks of ice that formed in the north portal. And the cave in at the tunnel mouth.

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Re:  Belden Hill Freight - By Geoff on 02/23/06 at 07:56:29 - '_D_H_5_038.jpg' 84 KB
And finally a pusher set from 1982, not the pushers from the second picture but a common lashup for the times. Better light and taken closer to the tunnel mouth where I would not consider walking today with all the security.  
 
The D & H was always a friendly road in the day.

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Re:  Belden Hill Freight - By Geoff on 02/23/06 at 07:53:00 - 'P3200051.jpg' 64 KB
These engines were the pushers for the N & W coal train in the first photo. I am not a fan of modern Diesels but the SOO SD60's in red are my favorites (Next to anything painted D & H that is)

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Re:  Belden Hill Freight - By Geoff on 02/23/06 at 07:50:58 - '_D_H_4_011_1.jpg' 97 KB
Took this CA 1982 on a railfanning trip to D & H country. Not exactly the same location but close. Belden Hill.

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Belden Hill Freight - By Geoff on 02/23/06 at 07:49:02 - 'P3200047_1.jpg' 82 KB
Photo I took in 2004 just after moving to PA. Taken of a N & W Bow coal freight.

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 23:15:16 - 'P4230037.jpg' 101 KB
I walked the tunnels with folks from the underground mines group. Here is Chris collecting some soot off the walls for his G scale models of mine cars!The tunnels were wet and had ice at the North end. Most of the photos were crappy due to fog and moisture. This one is presentable.

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 23:11:47 - 'P4230030.jpg' 125 KB
Speaking of tunnels, this is a photo of the south portals of the old Lackawanna line that was replaced by the newer grade in the 30's. The tunnels are just off route 11 and hidden by a cut.

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 19:12:09 - 'P4230018.jpg' 140 KB
The former tail of the Wye after the gravity was converted to a steam road. The line to Honesdale from Carbondale used a switchback to climb through the gap!!! The original loop proved to be too tight for steam lokies to negotiate, so was converted to a switchback!

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 19:09:52 - 'P4230021.jpg' 123 KB
Moving right along...the cut.The Shepherds Crook used a loop to return empty coal jimmies to Carbondale using gravity and brakes. Photos exist in Shaughnessys book on the D & H.

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 19:08:52 - 'P4230020.jpg' 122 KB
More cut from the loop

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Re: From the old Gravity Line - By Geoff on 02/22/06 at 19:07:26 - 'P4230019.jpg' 140 KB
More Photos, the roadbed cut.

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/14/06 at 15:27:18 - 'EL_1.jpg' 43 KB
And heres the last one, an EL northbound....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/14/06 at 15:25:59 - 'LV_3.jpg' 65 KB
Cant remember the name of this street but the exit for the casey highway comes out now between those 2 poles in the back left....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/14/06 at 15:23:26 - 'LV_2.jpg' 51 KB
Some more 628s, this time going north...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/14/06 at 15:21:17 - 'LV_1.jpg' 58 KB
Heres two 628s heading south in the late afternoon.....


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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 16:02:00 - 'PC_5.jpg' 61 KB
Heres the last Penn Central one I have...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:59:56 - 'PC_4.jpg' 144 KB
Heres a helper engine on a northbound...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:46:52 - 'PC_3.jpg' 55 KB
PC heading north in 1975...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:42:43 - 'PC_2.jpg' 165 KB
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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:36:40 - 'PC_1.jpg' 43 KB
A couple PC engines running light...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:32:59 - 'DH1.jpg' 40 KB
Heres another on a northbound..
 
That IC car to the right sat there up until the early 90s sometime then it mustve been scrapped...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/13/06 at 15:23:17 - 'DH35940.jpg' 58 KB
Yea that was too bad about the roundhouse, I remember seeing it driving by as a kid but never saw it up close, I heard there was an old 0-6-0 or 0-4-0 saddle tank in there just before they tore it down.  
 
Back to the pics, heres a few D&H caboose shots, after that i'll put up the Penn Central stuff and the LV stuff.....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:30:24 - '7.jpg' 31 KB
Last one for tonight...

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:24:36 - '5.jpg' 60 KB
RS11 5010 on the end of a southbound....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:22:10 - '4.jpg' 53 KB
Another shot of it....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:21:02 - '3.jpg' 38 KB
Heres the bicentennial U23B headed south....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:19:30 - '6.jpg' 40 KB
Heres a U30 or U33C on a northbound.....

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Re: Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:13:37 - '2.jpg' 42 KB
D&H and LV C628s heading north...

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Penn Division in the 70s - By Penn Central SD40 on 02/11/06 at 18:09:04 - '1.jpg' 181 KB
Thought I'd post some of these photos my father took in the mid 70s on the Penn Division in Mayfield and Jermyn PA. Dont mind the quality, I havent had a chance to clean them all up yet.....

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Re: D&H Steam Era - By towny72 on 02/08/06 at 18:53:05 - 'Horatio_Allen_1400.jpg' 43 KB
Horatio Allen #1400. This 2-8-0 is something I cant even think of servicing. Why? thats all I can ask you guys this time.

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Re: D&H Steam Era - By towny72 on 02/07/06 at 22:34:56 - 'DH.jpg' 23 KB
Is this the 'big" fire box, this looks bigger then most.  wow D&H had great steam power!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: THE D&H Engine. - By S-12_Dave on 01/29/06 at 20:36:04 - 'Mvc-803f.jpg' 85 KB
It all hinges on the era you model. If you model the 1950's, RS-3's are the obvious choice only because the D&H did not have much else. In the 60's....blue and gray RS-3's OR the C628's would be good choices.  The 1970's would be well represented by the big "U boats"....the U-30-C and U-33-C. The late 70's to the end of the D&H would be well represented by the GP-38-2's and GP-39-2's. Of course, anywhere from the early 60's to the early 90's you could find RS-11's and RS-36's all over the road, and who could resist those magnificent PA-1's, or the Sharks.........remember those cute little brutes....the S-2's and S-4's? ....................FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! YOU JUST CANT CHOOSE ONE!  

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 23:11:16 - 'WBC_OVER_RIVER_ST.jpg' 25 KB
Off the Gauntlet and over River St

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 23:10:19 - 'WBC_RIVER_ST.jpg' 34 KB
Back over the Gauntlet to Plains

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 23:09:14 - 'WBC_PIERCE_ST_KINGS.jpg' 42 KB
Pierce St

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 23:07:43 - 'WBC_MARKET_ST_KINGSTON.jpg' 40 KB
Back to Kingston from the Black Diamond. First pic i sover Market St the second i sover Pierce on route to the Gauntlet

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Re: D&H WILKES BARRE CONNECTING Railroad - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 23:05:36 - 'GAUNTLETWB_TO_KING.jpg' 48 KB
Gauntlet facing Kingston

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By XPLORER on 01/16/06 at 07:45:22 - 'WBESUCON_LOU.jpg' 36 KB
Captain Lou D on the WB&E at SUS-CON

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By XPLORER on 01/08/06 at 10:29:23 - 'WBE_Map.jpg' 56 KB
Lou
How about Sunday the 15th? We could hook up at Kirby Park in Kingston then run the route from there. See this map.

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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By x600 on 01/07/06 at 17:25:53 - 'DH-9_3.jpg' 46 KB
One more shot....
Greg O
Oh By the way, I just noticed after looking at the photos, that there is no front coupler on it, any one else notice??

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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By x600 on 01/07/06 at 17:20:27 - 'C628_2.jpg' 82 KB
Thanks for all the kind words on D&H 901.  TooLate, I thought it should have upper headlights, but they weren't available yet when I bought this one. I got it cheap because it was NS., which wasn't popular here in the NW back then., Now with all the run through and pooling, it is common to see just about anything out here. It was actually easy to line up the stripes, as they would only fit one way, lowering them would cause other issues. Larger lettering and shield would work, but these are the only sizes available in N, I could use smaller HO shield next time. One thing that affects the look is the Macro photo, when seen in lifesized it looks "right".
A few sidenotes on the model. I saw my first real -9 on a UP train through Olympia. It was a NW and left a big impression!!, compared to the 40-2s and -8B whatevers.  
 I model PRE-April 1 1976. (sorry conrailfans) but the NW-9  was a must have, However I had no modern trains for it to pull. Running exclusively on an N-Trak layout, most times prototype doesn't matter. I would "lease" it to one of the other club members to add power to a long Stack or Coal train.  At one of the shows, someone had done a -9 in GN and it hit me! I thought about doing it in EL first, but then
I thought of the D&H and how sweet my other D&H engines looked in LS. After painting it I entered it in several local shows and won 1st, and 2nd in them. This makes me especially proud as it is brush painted and I went up against some VERY GOOD N-Scalers. I use it now occasionally to pull my D&H passenger train as a modern day business train. it always gets second glances and the question," Did D&H have those?" I just smile and say,"They do now!" I have one to paint in HO and I was going to paint my SD90MACS in EL, But seeing this again, I think I might try D&H, What do you guys think, D&H or EL

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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By x600 on 01/06/06 at 23:38:11 - 'DH-9_2.jpg' 48 KB
One more

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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By x600 on 01/06/06 at 23:37:02 - 'DH-9_1.jpg' 45 KB
NKP,
Here's what a -9 looks like in lightning stripe. Need to touch up the yellow on the handrails.


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Re: "Fantasy" D&H engines - By bully4tr on 01/06/06 at 23:27:35 - 'nses40dc9913newdhA.jpg' 92 KB
Here's a fantasy engine for you.
Geoff
 
 
on Jan 3rd, 2006, 11:55pm, Raymond Loewy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
              I thought this would be interesting: Have you ever pictured a locomotive type that was never owned by the D&H as it would have looked if the D&H actually owned such an engine? Here are a few types of engines I thought would look awesome in the classic D&H livery: F-M Trainmaster, Baldwin Centipede, E-8, F-7, and FL-9's (enabling D&H trains to operate straight through to GCT without requiring an engine change at Albany. I think these engines would have looked dynamite in the 'lightning bolt" scheme! Your choices for D&H "fantasy" engines??



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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:53:15 - 'WBE_033.jpg' 72 KB
And finally,this..Note arrow again..I'm 99% certain that this is DEFINATELY the WB&E,but it's on the wrong side of the D&H on the map.I kinda lost the trail after this,but I'm gonna keep looking.

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:48:14 - 'WBE_034.jpg' 79 KB
And then this...[note the yellow arrow]

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:46:20 - 'WBE_029.jpg' 131 KB
Which lead to this...

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:44:45 - 'WBE_028.jpg' 123 KB
Here's where it gets a little "iffy".The nearest I could pic up anything that made sense was about 1/4 mile down the road.That's where I found this...

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:40:30 - 'WBE_027.jpg' 44 KB
Which points straight at the remains of this bridge...Sorry the pic ain't so hot,I was in sombody's yard!!!

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:37:21 - 'WBE_026.jpg' 112 KB
That part of the ROW points straight down a gap on the other side of RTs 81 & 315..If you follow that gap,you find this road...

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:33:58 - 'WBE_023.jpg' 101 KB
Here's the end of the ROW shown in the last pic.If you look closely,the road that is now what's left of the ROW heads off to my left,but there's the remains of the original roadbed heading off to the right.THe ROW was taken out to build I-81,which is the embankment to the right...

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By Lou_D. on 01/02/06 at 22:27:40 - 'WBE_016.jpg' 119 KB
Here's a pic from the other side of the tunnel,looking toward Laflin..

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Re: What would all of you like to learn about the - By XPLORER on 12/27/05 at 16:35:25 - 'NOT_SURE_TUNNEL_PITTSTON_2_for_lou.jpg' 47 KB
Hey Lou that sounds like an idea.
 
Here is some info I dug up:
 
Wilkes Barre & Eastern Railroad
The Wilkes Barre & Eastern was built beginning in 1892 from the NYS&W at Stroudsburg, PA to Wilkes Barre. At the same time the Susquehanna Connecting RR was built from the WB&E at Suscon north to the various independent mines and breakers. Passenger service began with two through trains from Jersey City. By 1904 service was down to one mixed train a day between Stroudsburg and Plains (3 miles short of Wilkes Barre). The 1898 takeover of the NYS&W by J.P. Morgan and the Erie eventually diverted the coal traffic off the line. The 1937 bankruptcy of the NYS&W also disavowed the lease which had kept the WB&E afloat. The WB&E was abandoned in 1939 but the bankruptcy proceedings would drag on for nearly 20 years. Parts of the Susquehanna Connecting Railroad survive today run by Conrail and several shortlines.
 
Sept 19th 1940
Wilkes-Barre Connecting Railroad acquires section of otherwise  
abandoned Wilkes Barre & Eastern Railroad between Plains and west  
end of Susquehanna River Bridge (1.01 miles) in order to obtain bridge.  
 
HMM!!!! I think this means the Gauntlet belonged to the WB&E??
The West End would be Kingston.
 
Also this site LINK URL
and Scenes along the Atnhricite Railroads had a chapter on this Railroad I think.
 
Lou are we talking about this bridge??
 
 
 


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Re: What if the D&H was still around?? - By Mem160 on 12/25/05 at 21:42:49 - 'SD60M.jpg' 161 KB
   This is my theory for my HO D&H Layout.
 
     My scenario would be like this:  After its release from Guilford, the D&H began independant operations again, Leasing B40-8's from Susquehanna.  CP Rail has trackage rights and the funds were used for upgrading all trackage.  The D&H then purchased several SD40's, SD40-2's and a few GP9Ms from CP as well as some 8-40C's from ConRail to upgrade thier fleet in the early 1990's.  They then ordered new from EMD SD60M's (this was actually Supposed supposed to happen when CP bought D&H, but I don't know the fate of the lighting striped SD60Ms)
 
 The D&H re-opened Oneonta Yard as a full car repair shop again, and for minor locomotive repairs.
     Then, during the ConRail spilt, as part of the agreement with CSX/NS, the D&H received more rolling stock, such as newer Box Cars, and InterModel and AutoRacks.  They also recieved C44-9W's, SD60's and a pair of SW1500's and MP15's from the CR/CSX/NS breakup.
     They gained all the trackage rights that the REAL CP currently has, such as access to NYC via CSX.
 
     This may be VERY FAR Fetched, of course, but it is a good excuse to not only put some modern locomotives in lighting stripes, such as SD60's and SD40-2 and GE's, but also a good excuse for ConRail engines stenciled for D&H as well as CSX/NS/CP/NYSW run throughs and/or power pools.

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ALCO's PA1 - By silver_champion on 12/11/05 at 09:43:07 - '89.jpg' 55 KB
I loved to see Alco's PA1 in D&H paint. Here is a picture of it.


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