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mike_nepa
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« Reply #300 on: Mar 30th, 2010, 6:25am »
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The bridge looks to be in good shape. I hear of plans to make this segment a rail-trail so we might hit it this spring (the NY part of the Penn Division) to see it in its as-is state.

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« Reply #301 on: Nov 7th, 2010, 7:43pm »
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First bridge north of WC cabin where the D&H crossed the Lackawanna river to parallel the O&W

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« Reply #302 on: Nov 7th, 2010, 7:49pm »
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Next bridge northbound crossing back to the other side of the river

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« Reply #303 on: Nov 9th, 2010, 4:34pm »
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I have seen these, there are three bridges total before it becomes a rail-trail. I don't know who owns this section of the old D&H but all three of these bridges are not in good shape (the ties) Shortly before the first bridge is where I located mile post A174.  
 
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« Reply #304 on: Nov 9th, 2010, 7:37pm »
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My hope is that this becomes part of the trail. I would like to see where the O&W Northwest Breaker branch crossed over the D&H / Erie. That would require crossing the 2nd bridge, which wasn't going to happen in its present condition.

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« Reply #305 on: Nov 15th, 2010, 5:48pm »
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Rail-trail council owns the D&H down as far as the third bridge. Nearby it is a small wooden, probably narrow gauge bridge 90 degree angle from the main railbed. This is in Vandling and there is a crossover to the O&W trail right in the same location. I don't know who owns that section of the D&H, but it seems unlikely it will ever become part of the trail.  
 
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My hope is that this becomes part of the trail. I would like to see where the O&W Northwest Breaker branch crossed over the D&H / Erie. That would require crossing the 2nd bridge, which wasn't going to happen in its present condition.



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« Reply #306 on: Nov 20th, 2010, 8:40am »
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on Nov 15th, 2010, 5:48pm, mike_nepa wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Rail-trail council owns the D&H down as far as the third bridge. Nearby it is a small wooden, probably narrow gauge bridge 90 degree angle from the main railbed. This is in Vandling and there is a crossover to the O&W trail right in the same location. I don't know who owns that section of the D&H, but it seems unlikely it will ever become part of the trail.  
 
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I will have to see if there is another way to get to that location. That bridge in Vandling may be from the Hudson Coal Co Collieries that were located in that area - Clinton & Stillwater. If anyone has a pic of that wooden bridge or the area where the O&W NW breaker branch crossed over the D&H, please post.  


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« Reply #307 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 9:05am »
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I have a few pictures of it. There are two ways to get to it.  One is to park at the D&H Rail-trail trailhead in Forest City and walk South. The other way (longer) is to park at the O&W trailhead in Simpson and walk north. There is an O&W <-> D&H crossover just past the D&H's "Bridge #3"  
 
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I will have to see if there is another way to get to that location. That bridge in Vandling may be from the Hudson Coal Co Collieries that were located in that area - Clinton & Stillwater. If anyone has a pic of that wooden bridge or the area where the O&W NW breaker branch crossed over the D&H, please post.  



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« Reply #308 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 9:06am »
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Top deck of the bridge


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« Reply #309 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 9:07am »
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This shows the wooden supports

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« Reply #310 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 9:08am »
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Overview of the entire bridge.

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« Reply #311 on: Nov 21st, 2010, 5:01pm »
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Very cool. thanks for the pics and the info.

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« Reply #312 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:40am »
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Back in 2009 we went and re-did most of the Penn Division when the growth was down, but the window before it comes back is small so we couldn't cover it all. Last year was a bust due to a knee injury, so now, we plan to hit the few remaining sections we didn't "re-do" This part starts in Union Dale heading northward.
 
In Union Dale, this sign is a bit outdated
 


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« Reply #313 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:41am »
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At the Union Dale trail head, these rails can be seen now, before they were totally covered in grass. I am not sure if this was a real spur, or they were just placed here as decoration. There are apparently no ties holding them.


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« Reply #314 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:42am »
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This building on the east side after crossing the creek does seem to be railroad related as I found ties next to it on the right side. Hard to get good pictures since it is in poor condition but some of the supports are rail.

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« Reply #315 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:43am »
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As we head north, there are signs of a side track, sometimes dipping below the main rail grade.

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« Reply #316 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:44am »
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This signal base still has wires inside, the mystery grade is to the right and at track level.

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« Reply #317 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:45am »
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You can see how the width narrows up ahead like the grade merges back into the main line. This is another sign this was a side track / spur track.

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« Reply #318 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:47am »
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A section of rail found on the west side.

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« Reply #319 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:48am »
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At Herrick, there was apparently a road that ran along the railbed at one time as the black top can still be made out. The cabin ahead was not found.


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