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« Reply #80 on: Oct 29th, 2012, 11:57am »
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I will put another one here.

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« Reply #81 on: Oct 29th, 2012, 11:58am »
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« Reply #82 on: Oct 29th, 2012, 12:06pm »
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I am going to try and again.

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« Reply #83 on: Oct 29th, 2012, 12:46pm »
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Never did I imagine that the Sharks made it to Carbondale! I'm glad you made it there to take these photos. Would you remember the month & year this happened?
I also like the big Alco Century behind them. These were gone just before I arrived.  
Thanks for posting these.  
 
I did see a few trains on the line pre 1976 that had the Lehigh Valley Alco Century's as well as some Penn Central power. You never knew what might be pulling or pushing those D&H trains.


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« Reply #84 on: Nov 11th, 2012, 6:47pm »
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on Oct 28th, 2012, 12:23am, dhsxdf wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The box cars you saw at that time belong to John C. Bauman who was a scrap dealer, he keep all kinds of stuff in those cars. There was tie plates,spikes,parts of signals, switch stands, frogs, barrels of bolts and nuts. Some of this stuff was from the O&W. These cars were used for storage. How do I know what was in them? We peeked in the cars.
There was one track that was used for coal loading. There was loading ramp that trucks used to load the cars, when full they would drop the loaded cars down the lead to be picked up. There was a switch off #1 main.

Good info. It seems that John Bauman was very active in scrapping the valleys railroads. When I was a teen I would wander around his scrap yard in the O&W yard in Mayfield. Lot's of old mine equipment and RR cars in there at the time . The "antique" store is still there on Rt 6.  


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« Reply #85 on: Jan 12th, 2013, 5:18pm »
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Found this postcard of Coalbrook in Carbondale. The D&H yard is to the right and a good amount of that culm pile in the back is still there.

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« Reply #86 on: Jan 18th, 2013, 3:29pm »
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Where would the powerhouse that was recently torn down be located in the above pic?

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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 #87 on: Jan 19th, 2013, 1:43pm »
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I asked myself the same question.  
 
 
From what I have found so far, that powerhouse was a replacement for the one in the center of this postcard view. This view dates before 1910. The recently demolished building was contructed after that time.


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« Reply #88 on: Jan 20th, 2013, 12:14pm »
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There is an old photo on this site that shows the newer buildings added later on. The view is from the other side from the D&H yard.
 
http://www.opacity.us/site82_coal_brook_breaker_power_station.htm


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« Reply #89 on: Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:39am »
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Thanks NEFAN! There's so much history in the Carbondale yards, even thought the roundhouse is gone you can still see where the turntable and surrounding tracks that led into the stalls of the turntable on google maps. I'm still trying to look for an aerial shot of the Carbondale yards from the steam era. I have a few friends at Steamtown that may be able to find one for me.

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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 #90 on: Jan 22nd, 2013, 5:50pm »
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Always looking for pics of the Carbondale Pa area.  The yard was so big that it was hard to get it all in one picture. If you find an aerial I would love to see it.

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« Reply #91 on: Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:12am »
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There is a book called O&W Scranton Division, it was published by the O&W historical society and has two areial photos of the D&H's Carbondale yard during the steam era.

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« Reply #92 on: Jan 25th, 2013, 11:00pm »
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I found an aerial picture of the D&H yards and also the O&W railroad. I am not sure of an exact date but I would assume 1930's. I obtained the image from http://www.google.com/imgres?q=D%26H+carbondale+yard+aerial+photos%3F&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=1536&bih=770&tbm=isch&tbnid=qlu0pAg0GGoPoM:&imgrefurl=http://www.italygenes.com/minefire/carbondale.html&docid=lxPFxU1n2-HFUM&imgurl=http://www.italygenes.com/minefire/Aerial.jpg&w=2670&h=2115&ei=QVMDUbHGJPPW0gHYtYDAAQ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=403&sig=107140484886684409894&page=1&tbnh=153&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429 ,r:0,s:0,i:84&tx=111&ty=101


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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: Jan 27th, 2013, 5:48pm »
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Pennpilot has historical images. Here is Carbondale from 1939
 
You can clearly see the roundhouse and the O&W viaduct
 
 
http://data.cei.psu.edu/pennpilot/era1940/lackawanna_1939/lackawanna_1939_photos_jpg_800/lackawanna_070239_aqz_107_29.zip
 
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« Reply #94 on: Jan 28th, 2013, 9:54pm »
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Mike thank you for posting that!! I was looking all over the internet for a shot exactly like that! When the Challengers came along was the roundhouse enlarged or was it big enough already since there were 0-8-8-0's already being serviced there?

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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 #95 on: Feb 4th, 2013, 12:16pm »
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The Carbondale roundhouse Turntable was enlarged to 105 feet in length on 3/22/26. There are photos of the construction in the Yahoo Penn division group photo files. The enlargement was done to accept the Mallets.

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Found this interesting postcard showing the Carbondale Pa station.  The engine depicted has a bit of artistic license about it. Not sure if it would be D&H or Erie.

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I'm not sure if I find things related to Carbondale or they find me. I purchased a steam gauge from the Carbondale Machine Co and later found a post card view of the plant. This company made ice harvesting equipment and was probably our of business before WWII.
 
I am trying to figure out where it was located. The railroad in the foreground I am assuming is the D&H with the O&W across the Lackawanna river in Simpson Pa. Note the lake above the town also.  There are buildings near the D&H yard that are similar, but they are not near the river.  
If anyone has any information please let me know. Maybe it wasn't even located in Carbondale, but I can't think of any place that matches what the postcard view is showing.


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