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wlal21
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« Reply #40 on: Aug 17th, 2004, 2:03pm »
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Guys, dont get too excited about finding any LNE artifacts in the roundhouse or car shops. They have both been in use as private companies since at least the early 70`s. so if there where any papers or things to that nature , I`m sure the tennents after the LNE cleaned that out long ago. You may find some tie plates or spikes out on the roadbed. And technically, the shops are in Plainfield Township. So direct your preservation efforts at the Township Manager. PP&L owned a good chunk of the land. For years the car shops were used by a pipe coating firm and the roundhouse was owned by the Lehigh/Pocono Warehouse Company. Good luck...

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« Reply #41 on: Aug 18th, 2004, 9:00am »
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To the best of my knowledge, I believe the property is now owned by Nolan Perin (all within Plainfield Township).  
 
For those interested, follow this link http://www.twp.plainfield.pa.us/ for a list of local township authorities.
 
As for the turntable, rumor has it that a local rail society trying to develope a museum (or rail attraction) around Easton, PA/Phillipsburg, NJ (the Two Rivers Landing area) approached Mr. Perin about obtaining the turntable.  Although the pit has been backfilled, there may still be some hope for it having a second life.


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« Reply #42 on: Oct 26th, 2004, 8:19pm »
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I got in!!! Really nice people. I'm in a hurry but here's two to pump you up...
 
The L&NE Turntable...
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #43 on: Oct 26th, 2004, 8:23pm »
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Inside the roundhouse!  
 
They told me these holes were vents for the smoke - each bay has one...
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #44 on: Oct 27th, 2004, 8:49pm »
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That rouindhouse looks to be very structurally sound

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« Reply #45 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 7:58am »
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Great pictures!  More coming?

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« Reply #46 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 2:36pm »
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I have to give 'em to ya in piece meal as I'm pressed for time...  
 
Jim...  
 
The back of the roundhouse...


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« Reply #47 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 2:37pm »
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The East end with the last bay door...

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« Reply #48 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 2:42pm »
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The inside of the East end. There are square cut outs in the ceiling of each bay as well. The round ones for smoke. Best guess, these were hatches for sunlight or fresh air or both...
 
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« Reply #49 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 3:57pm »
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Awesome Jim!  Great pics  

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« Reply #50 on: Oct 28th, 2004, 10:44pm »
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Jim -
Nice job talking your way past the palace guards.  Glad you were able to capture images of this invaluable landmark before its demise.    
-Charlie


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« Reply #51 on: Feb 14th, 2005, 10:58pm »
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im 33 and lived in pen argyl all my life i remamber waiting for the train to cross rte 512 on its way to supradur(gaf) now the rails are gone for guite some time and now i work for the owner of the property i am going to get busy taking lots of pics to preserve lots of memories for me and hopfulyl others as well

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« Reply #52 on: Feb 15th, 2005, 4:14am »
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on Feb 14th, 2005, 10:58pm, saw wrote:       (Click here for original message)
im 33 and lived in pen argyl all my life i remamber waiting for the train to cross rte 512 on its way to supradur(gaf) now the rails are gone for guite some time and now i work for the owner of the property i am going to get busy taking lots of pics to preserve lots of memories for me and hopfulyl others as well

 
Please do! The owner is pretty cool and a history buff. I can't for the life of me remember his name just that one of his people told me he said "make yourself at home" and I did! Go for it! I hear the buildings are to come down in March or April - Hurry!!!
 
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« Reply #53 on: Feb 15th, 2005, 9:26am »
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well nice day today gonna go snap some pics ill try to get some really good ones,
i was online all night last night looking at other peoples pictures and maybe
someday ill get my little guy into model railroading and together we can recreate
the l&ne yard in pen argyl


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« Reply #54 on: Feb 15th, 2005, 9:29am »
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ill post my pictures on my website lsited below
www.sawdigitalimages.com/l&ne.htm


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« Reply #55 on: Feb 17th, 2005, 7:30pm »
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Please get as many detail pics as you can of the inside and outside of whats left.   I am working on building scale models of the shop complex.    Is it possible for me to get contact information as I would like to get inther and get my own pics?
 
shane


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« Reply #56 on: Feb 17th, 2005, 10:07pm »
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on Feb 14th, 2005, 10:58pm, saw wrote:       (Click here for original message)
im 33 and lived in pen argyl all my life i remamber waiting for the train to cross rte 512 on its way to supradur(gaf) now the rails are gone for guite some time and now i work for the owner of the property i am going to get busy taking lots of pics to preserve lots of memories for me and hopfulyl others as well

 
I`m from Pen Argyl too. I worked at Supradur and on occasion caught a ride on the local and crossed 512 at that grade crossing.


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« Reply #57 on: Feb 25th, 2005, 9:03am »
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I was at the Pen Argyl shops on Monday.
 
Businesses still occupy the shops and the roundhouse. Someone was plowing the area. A couple of dump trucks were in the shops.
 
I asked the clerk at the gas station in front of the shops if Walmart was still going to be built behind her store.
 
She said yes. She told me there were red flags down the road where a new road was going to be built into the old yards.
 
Would someone here want to organize a day where we could photograph the shops and walk the old yard before demolition? Someone posted here that the owner is friendly.
 
Chris Bigham


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« Reply #58 on: Feb 25th, 2005, 10:14am »
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The occupants are probably better to deal with than the owner (Nolan Perin) of the property.  I'm sure other members who are local to the Slate Belt Area like me can probably attest to that.  Let's hope the local municipalities can rally to slow down or put a halt to the Walmart/Lowes project.
 
Unfortunately, change to that parcel is going to happen.  I'd much rather see the site developed into industries - at least some of the nearly 100 year old buildings might stand a chance to have a new future.
 
If I can get some free time before winter ends I'm planning on walking the site again too.


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« Reply #59 on: Feb 27th, 2005, 4:27pm »
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i also used to work at supradur i worked there 89 through 96

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