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« Reply #20 on: Jul 23rd, 2004, 9:24pm »
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An update:
 
A 7/21/04 article in the Allentown Morning Call said that Wind Gap Boro elimated a special traffic study for the Wal-Mart project at the L&NE shops.  This means the project just jumped ahead four months.  Plainfield Township (where most of the property is located) does not require traffic studies.
 
Unfortunately, this means if you want pictures, get them ASAP.


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« Reply #21 on: Jul 24th, 2004, 8:18am »
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Isn't it nice to see that Wal-Marts lobbying efforts have paid off so handsomely?  
Go get those pictures gents!


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« Reply #22 on: Jul 25th, 2004, 4:54pm »
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They will be severely sorry they skipped those studies

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« Reply #23 on: Jul 26th, 2004, 7:43pm »
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Here's an aerial photo of what we'll be losing...
 
For more detail on the facilities, go to "Black Diamonds to Tidewater" at...
http://www.gingerb.com/
...and go to the L&NE page.
 
All labels in my image derive from that site.
-Charlie


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« Reply #24 on: Jul 27th, 2004, 5:47am »
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Charlie - I'm at a loss for words.    We need to get pics of these buildings when you come up. Too bad railfans can't by the property. We could make a railfan headquarters out of it and all live condo style. Somehow form a railfan business and railfan 24/7 and make a living doing it...
 
Jim...  
 


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« Reply #25 on: Jul 29th, 2004, 8:52pm »
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How do i ge ont the grounds?  I want to get pics  and good detail pics of the buildings for modeling.   I want to try to create a good model of the builds.

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« Reply #26 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:23pm »
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Here's some quick shots I got. The employee I spoke to said he was leaving and if I wanted pics to come back when the full staff was there. He said the hoists still operate and they still use them from time to time. He said they had problems with stealing, illegal dumping and vandalism. If I wanted to do a quicky around the yard he didn't see a problem with that but once he left he made it clear I was on my own. The police are keeping an eye on it he said. I got a funny look from another guy in a pick up truck but he rolled his eyes and really didn't bother me. So, with that I did this in short order...
 
We need to save the history of this place and all places like this. The wrecking ball doesn't care about RR History and things like orders, manifests, artifacts, etc. I'm going to make an effort to see if at least some pieces of history are saved. Anyone have any advice....
 
Jim...  
 
Anyway, here's the power house and car shop...


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« Reply #27 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:25pm »
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Turntable area and roundhouse...

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« Reply #28 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:27pm »
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Rear of the roundhouse...

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« Reply #29 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:30pm »
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Powerhouse...

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« Reply #30 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:32pm »
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Between the shop and roundhouse (storehouse?)

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« Reply #31 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:34pm »
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Next to the shop (oilhouse?)

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« Reply #32 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 6:47pm »
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on Jul 31st, 2004, 6:23pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Anyone have any advice......

 
Well we the railfans could form some sort of petition and protest. Or,we could all stand in front of the buildings blocking the equipment to prevent any sort of demolition action. Yeah right.


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« Reply #33 on: Jul 31st, 2004, 10:55pm »
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Great photos, Jim.   Walmart just sees old buildings where we see history.  
 
Now I'm really curious as to what's inside some of those structures.  
 
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« Reply #34 on: Aug 1st, 2004, 5:57am »
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on Jul 31st, 2004, 10:55pm, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Great photos, Jim.   Walmart just sees old buildings where we see history.  
 
Now I'm really curious as to what's inside some of those structures.  
 
-Charlie

 
Ditto, Jim - and thanks for creating this visual record. All too soon it will be all that's left. Walmart doesn't even see these old buildings. In their minds, this place is just another source of dollars, and its "history" doesn't begin until Grand Opening Day.
 
Maybe someone who has the time (or a local historical group) could try to find a human inside the Walmart-Borg who would authorize a "scavenger hunt" for discarded railroad paper and other "junk" before the dozers go to work?
 
Oh well, I can wishfully think...
 
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« Reply #35 on: Aug 1st, 2004, 7:40am »
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on Aug 1st, 2004, 5:57am, trainwatcher1100 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
the Walmart-Borg who would authorize a "scavenger hunt" for discarded railroad paper and other "junk" before the dozers go to work?

 
That would be great!   Although I wouldn't count on railroad paperwork being stored in an old oilhouse or powerhouse. One would probably find a lot of neat "junk" in the roundhouse though I'm sure.


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« Reply #36 on: Aug 1st, 2004, 4:18pm »
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I wonder if a road like Steamtown or DL would be interested in the turntable or at least the working parts (might be cheaper to pour a new cement pit). There's lots of room in Stroudsburg for a turntable. At least it would have a local history to it and be an operational period piece as well...
 
Phone calls must be made...
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #37 on: Aug 1st, 2004, 5:09pm »
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Seriously guys, how much more time do we have left? We have to think of something quick!!! Whether a scavenger hunt or maybe some kind of dedication or preserve pieces like hummel said with the turntable.  

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« Reply #38 on: Aug 15th, 2004, 9:22pm »
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Can somebody get mew the phone number of the local governemt there in Penn Argyle?  we could start with trying for a scavenger hunt there.
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on Aug 1st, 2004, 5:09pm, NS3360 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Seriously guys, how much more time do we have left? We have to think of something quick!!! Whether a scavenger hunt or maybe some kind of dedication or preserve pieces like hummel said with the turntable.  

 
An employee that was there when I took the pics said Spring '05...
 
Jim...  


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