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« Reply #20 on: Feb 13th, 2006, 9:06pm »
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Was the PC power on the Sunbury line or the D&H mainline?

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 13th, 2006, 10:22pm »
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Hey Penn Central,  
 Great pictures. I love the pic of the D&H caboose.  Here's a link to pics of the Carbondale Roundhouse and there was a 0-6-0- saddle tank switcher in the D&H roundhouse for years. It was an ex Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co. switcher.
http://www.geocities.com/forgottenscranton/cdale.html


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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 8:53am »
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Was the PC power on the Sunbury line or the D&H mainline?

 
These were all taken on the D&H main in Jermyn and mayfield.
 
Later on today I'll post the Lehigh Valley stuff....


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« Reply #23 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 3:21pm »
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Heres two 628s heading south in the late afternoon.....


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« Reply #24 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 3:23pm »
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Some more 628s, this time going north...

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« Reply #25 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 3:25pm »
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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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« Reply #26 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 3:27pm »
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And heres the last one, an EL northbound....

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« Reply #27 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 6:59pm »
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Excellent series of pictures PennCentral. Your father did an excellent job preserving a part of the Penn Division. I wish the Lightning stripes and LV were still around.

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 14th, 2006, 9:02pm »
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Do I see kids hanging out on that bridge as the LV caboose passes by?  
 
Again, nice job PC SD40.  Thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #29 on: Feb 19th, 2006, 9:54am »
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Hey guys,
 Yesterday I had the honor of going to Tom Nemith's house, editor for Railpace magazine and President. He has a huge HO display in his basement based on the L&NE and it was beautiful. But the best part was when he gave me a slide show presentation of the D&H Penn Division from Wilkes Barre to Carbondale, then Carbondale to Ararat. The slides were absolutely amazing. The Lightning Stripes looked beautiful.  Every D&H diesel engine was recorded on his slides and there were some very neat slides of D&H trains going over this huge river bridge in Wilkes Barre. Next time I go guys, I will take pics of his huge library and his hige slide collection.


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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 19th, 2006, 11:03am »
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Sounds like you had a fun day. I look forward to those pictures!  

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« Reply #31 on: Oct 21st, 2008, 11:40pm »
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The caboose 35940 was one of two wooden cabs kept in Green Ridge yard one for P2 which went north to Carbondale 3 to 4 times a week and the other cab was for P4 which went south to Hudson Yard.

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« Reply #32 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 7:27pm »
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on Feb 14th, 2006, 3:25pm, Penn Central SD40 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
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....

 
Looks like Salem Street in Archbald. The bridge looks familiar. The remains of the Penn Division runs right by my house in Olyphant. We did once walk the tracks from Archbald to Carbondale but I never posted the pictures on my site since its well... trespassing. AT the time the tracks were dormant. There is a D&H caboose sitting on a side track in Archbald.  
 
We walked the Penn Division from Simpson all the way to Windsor NY but this was after abandonment. The photoset is on my site here.
 
http://nepaview.piczo.com/?g=15178465&cr=4
 
We did find some remains of the old Honesdale branch.
 
Mike


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« Reply #33 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 8:12pm »
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The caboose is in Mayfield on a portion of what is left of main track one, the last I knew it was owned by a guy named Mike, back in the mid 1990's this caboose was stored in Taylor Yard for quite a few years, when I was still a trainman I got to check it out several times and it was in very bad shape. Just to let you guys know I just found this web site, so I hope you can excuse some of my spelling.

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« Reply #34 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 8:38pm »
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Welcome aboard, TJ! Since you're a former D&H employee, I look forward to reading about your experiences on the RR.

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« Reply #35 on: Oct 22nd, 2008, 8:50pm »
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Thank-you Matt, hope I can be some help with info spent 25 years on the Penn division. I have kept a lot of paper work from my years, and some things from my father who was on The D&H for 40+ years

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« Reply #36 on: Oct 23rd, 2008, 9:11pm »
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You're welcome, TJ. Since you workd in the Binghamton area, make sure to check out the EL and LV forums, too. It's even possible you may see some familiar names among the retired LV employees!  
 
While I have your attention, were the C628s as rough on the crews riding them as they were on the track?


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« Reply #37 on: Oct 23rd, 2008, 10:31pm »
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Yes! a big welcome to you TJ.
I grew up along the Penn Div. In South Scranton and those trains are burned deep into my memories.
Please !! feel free to add any memories or thoughts on the D&H anytime !!
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« Reply #38 on: Oct 24th, 2008, 12:09am »
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Matt as far as the 600,s they were worn out by the time I hired out, and I believe I was only on them on thru freights maybe 3 or 4 times, but I remember one trip on a northbound I thought we were about to stall on Ararat, the engines were shaking quite a bit and I was sure we were going to stall, but I remember the engineer told me that these engines had such good traction that we would either get a knuckle or pull out a draw-head before the train would stall. We made it, however when we got to KY cabin and the track flattened out and we were doing track speed, the engines bounced around a lot.
x600 spent a lot of time in South Scranton switching as I worked out of Green Ridge Yard on the extra board there. P2 was the morning job 6 days a week on duty at 08:00AM. In South Scranton we would pull the train in on the running track at Hickory Street and run around our train using the crossovers south of Cherry Street, there was Notarianni Produce Co. Kane Warehouse The Giant Market Warehouse, and Royal Bottling.
Finding this site has brought back ALOT of memories. Again excuse me for being I guess long winded, I'm new to typing.


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« Reply #39 on: Oct 25th, 2008, 4:03pm »
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TJ, that's not long winded at all!  
 
Your stories are exactly what D&H fans want to hear.


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