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Guess The Location - L&HR Edition
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Flemington Flyer
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« on: Jun 13th, 2013, 10:55am »
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Well, since we seem to need to poke this forum awake a little bit, and I do not belive we have a GTL for the L&H either (do we?), I thought I'd start, none the less.
 
As always, please privide photographer credit, or at the very least, website credit, since vintage photos like this one were obviously NOT atken by any of us!
 
Here's a junction that today, sits in the woods, though you can visit it. Quite the busy little location at one time. Once the location is guessed correctly, I have a modern day photo of the same location to post.
 
GTL..................
 
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 13th, 2013, 5:31pm »
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very close to Rt.206...

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 13th, 2013, 7:15pm »
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......Agusta?

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 13th, 2013, 8:15pm »
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The "old" Sparta Junction?

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 13th, 2013, 9:07pm »
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Sitting here, silent, and smiling...


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« Reply #5 on: Jun 13th, 2013, 10:35pm »
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andover jct.

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 14th, 2013, 10:28am »
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NEFAN and Marty knew it and kept quiet, allowing others to guess (thanks guys!) and fanoflne came right out and said it. Correct, that's Andover jct, looking East up the L&H........
 
That's the DL&W's Sussex Branch, in case anyone was wondering who isn't familiar with the area. At this location, the L&HR had a connecting track to allow westbound trains to continue eastbound on the DL&W to Port Morris Yard for important symbol frieght off the DL&W to Maybrook. After the EL merger, this ended quickly, as the EL could route its frieght directly into Maybrook off the ex-Erie Graham Line.
 
Here's the modern day (more or less) photo, same view point -
 
(Robert Savino photo - GSMRR website)
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 14th, 2013, 9:48pm »
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At least there's still a 'sentinel' to mark the location- the skeletal remains of the order board.
 
A couple of years ago I was talking with a former CNJ operator who had hitched a ride on one of the RS-3's on an eastbound. He said the engineer (who shall remain nameless, but had a reputation as having the railroad equivalent of a lead foot) hit the diamond there at something over the posted limit. The CNJ guy said he thought they were going airborne in the 120 ton locomotives...


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« Reply #8 on: Jun 14th, 2013, 10:18pm »
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Marty,
 
Is that the remains of the order board on the middle-left side of the photo just above? I was wondering if that was something earlier today but wasn't sure if it were the way the trees were growing in.
 
Great story.......the L&HR knew how to move the freight!  
 
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 15th, 2013, 3:05am »
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Yes- the mast, mounting cross-arm, and the remains of two signal heads. In the older photo the order board is a semaphore type; it was replaced (probably in the forties, when the L&HR replaced semaphore lineside block signals with searchlight signals) by a double-headed searchlight order board.

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 15th, 2013, 7:45pm »
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Okay then, let's guess the location of this freight house on the former L&HR!
 
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Photo taken by Charles Fineran
 
 


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« Reply #11 on: Jun 15th, 2013, 8:36pm »
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Allamuchy NJ
 
Too easy - should really try to keep the source to yourself at least for a while


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Allamuchy is the only remaining L&H freight station, and is well known to fans. It has been restored by the Allamuchy township and the New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society.
 
Here, with the passenger station, in 1918 (from the National Archives- taken for the ICC valuations of that year). Scan by Paul Miller:
 



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« Reply #13 on: Jun 16th, 2013, 9:49am »
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Thanks very much, I didn't realize that this was the only remaining freight house left from this railroad.
 
Duly noted Re: waiting to cite the source.
 
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 18th, 2013, 8:50pm »
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GTL - freight house

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« Reply #15 on: Jun 19th, 2013, 6:44pm »
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I stand corrected re: my statement about the Allamuchy freight house being the last one- I'd forgotten about this one, although it has been modified from its original configuration a bit.

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 19th, 2013, 7:58pm »
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Thanks Marty, I wasn't sure if this was still around.

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 20th, 2013, 10:29am »
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I wonder if they have taken out the Rt. 46 bridge at this location yet.
 
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 20th, 2013, 2:26pm »
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Great Meadows

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« Reply #19 on: Jun 21st, 2013, 8:51pm »
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yes, Great Meadows NJ. I was traveling back from Pa. with my Mom and I persuaded her to take Rt46 instead of Rt 80 back to NJ. I had this station in mind for a photo.

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