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Upgrades coming from Scranton to Carbondale
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mike_nepa
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« Reply #80 on: Mar 28th, 2011, 4:41pm »
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Its possible a new bridge is being put in, hard to tell based on what I saw. Have to check it out in a few weeks to see.
 
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« Reply #81 on: Mar 28th, 2011, 8:43pm »
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Might be that they are creating access to the yard for trucks. It would be easier to move trucks out the north end of the yard rather than having them run through downtown Carbondale.

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« Reply #82 on: Apr 15th, 2011, 8:07pm »
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I think my post from earlier was deleted, but yes, they are working on a bridge.  They have started to grade a section from the bridge to the existing road in the Carbondale yard area.  Also, the paper has an article stating a transload company will start shipping in Dickson City soon.  They already have a location in Taylor yard, so Im not sure what benefit will come to serving the DL because they interchange with NS and Cp anyway in Taylor, but more traffic is a possibility.
 
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« Reply #83 on: Apr 15th, 2011, 9:30pm »
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on Apr 15th, 2011, 8:07pm, cavity wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I think my post from earlier was deleted, but yes, they are working on a bridge.

 
It is strange how that post vanished. The only thing I know for certain is that I didn't delete it.  


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« Reply #84 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 3:01am »
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Me neither ?? ?? Cyber Gremlins ??!!
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« Reply #85 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 8:18am »
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We drove by there the other day and it was too dark to take a picture but it does appear a new bridge is being built.
 
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« Reply #86 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 9:17am »
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No problem gents, Ive noticed posts from various forums seem to disappear and re-appear from time to time.  Its that little devil   that up to his tricks.  Any word on where along the line in Dickson City that a transload could be located?
 
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« Reply #87 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 8:42am »
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Haven't heard anything about this, but ext time I head that way I can take a look.
 
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on Apr 16th, 2011, 9:17am, cavity wrote:       (Click here for original message)
No problem gents, Ive noticed posts from various forums seem to disappear and re-appear from time to time.  Its that little devil   that up to his tricks.  Any word on where along the line in Dickson City that a transload could be located?
 
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« Reply #88 on: Jun 11th, 2011, 3:24pm »
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The Scranton Times reported that Danduff street in Carbondale will receive crossing lights and gates and a new concrete street crossing in the near future.  The entrance to the industrial park will also be redesigned.  That leaves 7th Ave as the lone crossing in town without protection, I assume signals of some sort will be installed there soon.
 
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« Reply #89 on: Sep 6th, 2011, 8:27pm »
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on Jun 29th, 2010, 12:41pm, montclaire wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Well this is pretty neat, I have been chasing links and it would appear that the same people who own Flagg Coal Co 75 also bought this engine, #126.  You can see more photos and info on their website, http://gramlinglocomotiveworks.com/
 
I was unable to see #75 under steam when it was in Scranton, although I did get to see it stationary, but it's nice to know that 126 will get similar treatment.  75 appeared to be very well cared for.  Since both are local engines, I hope that the Gramlings will consider either selling or donating one/both to Steamtown or another local venture if they ever decide it's time to quit.  

 
Looks like the #126 is back in steam. It was at Train Festival 2011 in Rock Island Ill. See Oct Trains magazine pg 62.  
Incredible. Hard to believe it is the same rusty wreck that I climbed on as a kid.  
 
Anyone know of additional photos ?  
 


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« Reply #90 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 5:51am »
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All I can say is that they truly did an amazing job restoring the 126. The before and after pictures are unreal. Hats off to the gentlemen that took the time and effort to preserve an important piece of equipment made by the long gone Vulcan Locomotive Works of Wilkes Barre.

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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 #91 on: Sep 14th, 2011, 10:57pm »
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Here is a link to a photo of 126 while she was still in the D&H roundhouse in Carbondale.  http://www.scrantontrains.com/misc/cdale.jpg
Check out the rest of www.scrantontrains.com for several photos of trains in the Greater Northeast of PA.
 
Plus, here is a photo I took of her at the Rock Island Trainfestival 2011.


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« Reply #92 on: Sep 15th, 2011, 6:42am »
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Thanks for posting 565fan!! 126 is looking good!

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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 #93 on: Oct 16th, 2011, 7:18pm »
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Any updates on the Carbondale yard?
 
Frequency of trains?
 
Did they finish rebuilding  the road bridge north of the yard?


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« Reply #94 on: Oct 22nd, 2011, 1:25pm »
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This article was in the paper yesterday.
 
Rail authority gets grant for crossing upgrades
Published: October 21, 2011
 
 
 
State grant to aid railroad crossings
 
SCRANTON - The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority has received a $225,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation to upgrade crossing signals on the Carbondale Mainline in Olyphant, Jessup and Carbondale.
The upgrades will enhance safety for motorists and the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad as train movements increase on the rail line, PNRRA President Larry Malski said.
The upgrades include larger and more flashing red lights at Route 6 in Carbondale, and new signal stanchions, gates and larger lights at Hill Street in Jessup and Grant Street in Olyphant. The work will not require closing the roads.
 
Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/rail-authority-gets-grant-for-crossing-upgrades-1.1221427#ixzz1bX4TdBvt
 
 


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« Reply #95 on: Oct 22nd, 2011, 3:03pm »
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Thanks Mike. That is good news.

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« Reply #96 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 5:42pm »
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Was taking a walk on the heritage trail and this is a side track in Archbald that was repaired recently. There are new switches and the track was fixed up.

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/DH/IMG_20111022_152643_Small.jpg
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« Reply #97 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 10:58pm »
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Nice to see the old mainline is get much needed repairs. I'll have to take a trip "down the line" as Scrantonians say hahahaha and check all the repair work and increased rail traffic.

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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
cavity
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« Reply #98 on: Oct 25th, 2011, 5:42pm »
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The new crossing signals are in at Danduff street. Does anyone know who is getting carloads of redash out of Carbondale? They had three loaded hoppers on their trip back from Linde, they appear to be loading at the large boney pile just west of Carbondale.
 
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mike_nepa
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« Reply #99 on: Nov 2nd, 2011, 4:26pm »
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Well for me this picture was taken "up de line" onaconna I live in da Valley.
 
Mike
 
 
 
on Oct 24th, 2011, 10:58pm, NKP759fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Nice to see the old mainline is get much needed repairs. I'll have to take a trip "down the line" as Scrantonians say hahahaha and check all the repair work and increased rail traffic.



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