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« Reply #260 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 7:56pm »
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The DL&W Franklin Branch crossing with the L&HR at one time.

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« Reply #261 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 7:59pm »
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Looking at the DL&W Franklin branch heading towards the station and the L&HR heading towards Franklin Zinc.

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« Reply #262 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:02pm »
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If you look real close at the DL&W Franklin Branch, you can see what appears to be the base for a signal heading back towards the station.

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« Reply #263 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:08pm »
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We have some extra time and decide to walk some of the NYS&W Hanford Branch. Looking towards Franklin.

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« Reply #264 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:10pm »
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Just a few feet ahead we see a milepost    

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« Reply #265 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:12pm »
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Just another shot of the milepost.

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« Reply #266 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:14pm »
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Not sure if this is from the existing NYS&W tracks or if this is an original (Hanford Branch)

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« Reply #267 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:16pm »
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Our Hanford Branch trip comes to a quick end for this outing. Here it appears that a small bridge carried the trains beyond this point.

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« Reply #268 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:20pm »
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We are now on the existing NYS&W line and immediately see the line that once went to the Atlas Quarry. I *believe* this operation shut down in the 1920s or 30s. Another trip perhaps  

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« Reply #269 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:21pm »
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Looking towards Vernon

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« Reply #270 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:23pm »
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Heading back towards the bridge, we see the track work going on  

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« Reply #271 on: Dec 27th, 2006, 8:25pm »
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Looking at the Mine Hill Branch. A future trip  

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« Reply #272 on: Dec 28th, 2006, 10:29am »
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Ken,
Nice job documenting area and bridge. I've been over that bridge many times but never under it. It is a interesting structure & would definitely make a good modelling project for some one's layout.
John


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« Reply #273 on: Dec 28th, 2006, 10:50am »
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on Dec 27th, 2006, 7:46pm, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Some of us believe that they may at one time thought about adding another track.

 
Ken -
 
They didn't just think about it, they did it.....Not only two, but (in this general vacinity) they had three (I main, two sidings). See the Boyd/Antz book if you have it for a picture.
 
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« Reply #274 on: Dec 28th, 2006, 6:01pm »
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on Dec 28th, 2006, 10:29am, lt230s wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ken,
Nice job documenting area and bridge. I've been over that bridge many times but never under it. It is a interesting structure & would definitely make a good modelling project for some one's layout.
John

 
BINGO! A few friends of mine were doing that for this exact reason. I also missed showing the horse who made noises at us when we were approaching the Franklin Branch.  
 
On another note. I will be calling that nice woman who invited us to take the tour of those quarries that the L&NE serviced. Let me know if you're still interested and we can then schedule something. Ralph, this is open to you as well.


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« Reply #275 on: Dec 28th, 2006, 6:04pm »
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on Dec 28th, 2006, 10:50am, CAR FLOATER wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Ken -
 
They didn't just think about it, they did it.....Not only two, but (in this general vacinity) they had three (I main, two sidings). See the Boyd/Antz book if you have it for a picture.
 
CF

 
Hello Ralph! I knew they had a few sidings but didn't realize it went over that bridge. I will have to look at that book again as it has been a while.
 
If you have any interest in the L&NE, let me know if you're interested in visiting a quarry that the L&NE serviced. Some local historian knows where they are.
 
Also. I still want to visit the CNJ area we spoke about. Let me know when it's okay with you.  
 
Thanks


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« Reply #276 on: Dec 29th, 2006, 8:46am »
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KEn -
 
Hi! YEah, I checked the LHR book last night when I got home....I'm at work now, but I think the picture I am talking about is on the top of page 39. It shows a westbound train, and the caption mentions the main, Franklin Storage siding, and Franklin 1 passing track, if I remember correctly. Now that I think about it, and from what I can see in the photo, the bridge you photographed is in the background (west/north of the phtographer), and it looks like the Franklin Storage Track only runs up to the grade crossing, but I could be wrong. I will have to check with my friends who model the L&HR.
 
Yes, I would love to visit the Pochuck/Glenwood Quarries sometime, and since the weather has been real nice (so far), we should plan on visiting Green Pond Jct. My weekends are hit and miss until mid-January, but you name a date, and I'll see if I can make the ride up from Central Jersey (plenty of stuff down here to explore, too).
I wish I could do weekday explorations, but alas, I cannot.
 
Ralph


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« Reply #277 on: Dec 30th, 2006, 8:55pm »
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Ralph,
 
Sounds good. I'll be in touch.
 
Happy New Year!!!!!!


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« Reply #278 on: Dec 31st, 2006, 10:07am »
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Geez...you guys in the Northeast have all the fun!!!
 
Any plans to make it up past Warwick and on to Chester and Greycourt?
 
I would love to see what my old stomping ground looks like these days.
 
Keep up the great work and Happy New Year to all.


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« Reply #279 on: Nov 27th, 2007, 4:13am »
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Foundation for Maybrook roundhouse:
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