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wlal21
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« Reply #60 on: Feb 27th, 2005, 5:17pm »
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on Feb 27th, 2005, 4:27pm, saw wrote:       (Click here for original message)
i also used to work at supradur i worked there 89 through 96

 
 
Yup, you and I worked on the front end together. Small world isnt it?


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« Reply #61 on: Mar 19th, 2005, 3:09pm »
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and you are?

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« Reply #62 on: May 13th, 2005, 8:48am »
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Well a local newspaper (the Express-Times, 5/12/05 edition) is reporting that a Walmart/Lowes groundbreaking could come as early as July.  Hopefully any historical preservation (if any) can be done before then.  
 
Rumor also has it that the turntable has been sold and is awaiting removal but I'm not sure to whom.


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« Reply #63 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 4:20pm »
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Although the buildings may fall to the hive of scum and villiany known as developers and WalMart, the turntable is safe in a new home.  The turntable was purchased by the Strasburg RR and arrived there last night.  I stopped by there on my lunch today and watched it being unloaded.  It appears to be in good condition (remember it was abandon over 40 years ago) and was transported in one piece.  
 
The railroad employees really did not know about the plans for it.  Actually, they did not even know where it came from, and, this is funny, one employee I asked thanked me because he didn't know what it was. Strasburg RR must operate on a need to know policy.
 
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« Reply #64 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 9:23pm »
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Hmmmm, must be nice to be able to stop by Strasburg during lunch huh Brian?  
 
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« Reply #65 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 4:19am »
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I heard Steamtown was to buy it now this. I'm glad someone has it and I know it has a good home in Strasburg. Does anyone know what they paid for it? A dollar maybe?
 
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« Reply #66 on: Sep 24th, 2005, 11:09am »
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Any news on the shops?
 
Are they gone?
 
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« Reply #67 on: Sep 26th, 2005, 8:41am »
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Chris,
 
The shops are all still intact and none of the current tenants have moved out.  Here is the skinny on what's going on ...
 
The land has not actually been sold to the developer wanting to bring in Walmart/Lowes - they are however under contract to purchase the land pending certain zoning approvals.  Currently the developer is slowly and painfully moving through the zoning approval phases.  
 
Living locally, my guess is that sadly the shops will come down - it's just a matter of when.  The target date for beginning was Fall of 2005.  Hopefully the strong local anti-Walmart/Lowes groups can rally and save the area.


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« Reply #68 on: Sep 29th, 2005, 7:17pm »
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Thanks for the good news.
 
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« Reply #69 on: Oct 13th, 2005, 8:39pm »
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whats the best way of going about getting onto the grounds to take pics?
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« Reply #70 on: Nov 24th, 2005, 2:28pm »
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on Oct 13th, 2005, 8:39pm, HB90MACH wrote:       (Click here for original message)
whats the best way of going about getting onto the grounds to take pics?
shane

 
Actually, just go there and take your pics.  
 
Any more updates on this?


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« Reply #71 on: Jan 8th, 2006, 9:24pm »
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I drove through Penn Argyl this past week on business. ( 1-5-06 ) Everything still seemed to be in place. There were some large blue and yellow structural steel items out in front of the shops near the road. I dont think they were torn out of the L&NE buildings...they looked to be freshly painted. I took some photos back in the mid 80's of all of the buildings...including the turntable. It will be sad to see it all gone.  
On a (sort of) related note, a good freind of mine who used to model the L&NE passed away not long ago. I will be selling most of his custom painted L&NE locomotives and cars (HO scale ) on ebay in the next few weeks. ( 4 RS-2's / 2 FA-1's / 1 S-2 , some cars and a caboose...all L&NE )


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« Reply #72 on: Jun 4th, 2006, 7:27am »
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Any status?

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« Reply #73 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 8:54am »
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As of this writing, all structures are still intact and the site is unchanged.  But, the proposed Wal-Mart development project for that area recently received approvals from the local authorities.  I believe the only thing that can slow (stop?) the project is now PennDOT.
 
Anyway, my guess, although I haven't heard any firm plans, is that the site could see changes towards the end of 2006 as preliminary construction gets underway.  
 
Other local area railfans may have heard more.
 
On a happy side note, a fellow L&NE friend found a contact that got us into the shop buildings for a tour.  To our surprise, the company renting the car shops was busy at work restoring a caboose for a customer (I can't recall for whom though).  We all were taken back and glad to see that the shop had come full circle in her lifetime ending on a good railroad related note.  


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« Reply #74 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 8:57am »
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Thanks for the update. Sounds like I need to get out there right away to get pictures before it all ends  

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« Reply #75 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 9:19am »
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I`m staying with my sister for a few days and she lives about 500 yards from the shops. There is excavating and tree clearing to the west of the shops right now. You might want to get here as soon as possible to get your pictures..

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« Reply #76 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 12:10pm »
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on Jun 5th, 2006, 9:19am, wlal21 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I`m staying with my sister for a few days and she lives about 500 yards from the shops. There is excavating and tree clearing to the west of the shops right now. You might want to get here as soon as possible to get your pictures..

 
Thanks BBB. I will get there asap


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Pen Argyl caboose?
 
« Reply #77 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 6:51pm »
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SteamWhistle wrote, "An L&NE friend got us into the shop buildings for a tour.  The company renting the car shops was at work restoring a caboose for a customer.  I can't recall for whom though. "
 
 
Hi,
 
What caboose was it?
 
Maybe your friend recalls the caboose &/or its owner?
 
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« Reply #78 on: Jun 7th, 2006, 8:31am »
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Roger,
 
I think the caboose was a CNJ and originally stored at a RR club in Phillipsburg, NJ.  If I come across more details, I'll pass them along.


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« Reply #79 on: Jun 8th, 2006, 4:21pm »
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SteamWhistle said, "I think the caboose was a CNJ and originally stored at a RR club in Phillipsburg, NJ."
 
 
Wood, cupola, CNJ 91197, built 1902, belonging to the Phillipsburg RR Historians is/was in a Park, Cross St. & Pine Alley, Phillipsburg, NJ.  Just a thought.  Roger


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