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« Reply #480 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 5:27pm »
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Yah you definetly got that right Mark .

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« Reply #481 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 9:09pm »
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1911 Sanborn Map, Linden Street Yard and turnout to WEB

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« Reply #482 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 9:11pm »
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1911 Sanborn map, WEB - Jordan Creek to Gordon St.

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« Reply #483 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 9:28pm »
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1911 Sanborn map - WEB - Gordon to Allen

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« Reply #484 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 9:30pm »
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1911 Sanborn map - WEB - Allen to Washington

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« Reply #485 on: Feb 25th, 2011, 9:33pm »
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1911 Sanborn map - WEB - Washington to Sumner

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« Reply #486 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 1:12am »
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gfluck1: Very nice addition to this forum.  Thanks very much for posting!  Just one slight correction/clarification if I may.  In your first post of map #34, you stated "Linden St. yard and turnout to WEB".  Actually, at the time these maps were drawn, West End Jct. was located next to where Allen St. dead-ended.  (This is shown as a set of crossovers pictured at the top of map #66 or the bottom of map #78.)  It wasn't until the Jordan Loop was abandoned by the LVRR (very late 1960s) that the official beginning of the WEB was extended south (railroad east) to the turnout located beneath the old Linden St. bridge.
Any chance you have additional maps showing the line continuing west along Sumner Avenue and south (just west of 17th St.) to Liberty?  Again... thanks a lot for sharing these educational tools from 100 years ago.  A very interesting addition! --Mark


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« Reply #487 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:21am »
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1911 Sanborn map - Sumner at 5th

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« Reply #488 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:25am »
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1911 Sanborn map - more snipets of Sumner

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« Reply #489 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:27am »
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1911 Sanborn map - and more Sumner

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« Reply #490 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:30am »
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1911 Sanborn map - going north to Koehler Brothers Coal

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« Reply #491 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:35am »
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1911 Sanborn map - further west, Swoyer Brothers Brick

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« Reply #492 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:37am »
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1911 Sanborn map - back to Sumner

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« Reply #493 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 9:39am »
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1911 Sanborn map - going westward

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« Reply #494 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 10:09am »
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1911 Sanborn map - going south

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« Reply #495 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 10:10am »
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1911 Sanborn map - Head East

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« Reply #496 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 10:12am »
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1911 Sanborn map - And further east

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« Reply #497 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 10:14am »
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1911 Sanborn map - and still further

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« Reply #498 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 10:16am »
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1911 Sanborn map - end of the line

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« Reply #499 on: Feb 26th, 2011, 2:10pm »
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gfluck1: Again, thanks so much for taking the time to post all of those 100-year old maps.  It was very interesting to me to see how many changes happened during the first 50 years after those maps were drawn.  Many more sidings were added in later years, while a number of others disappeared by the time I began exploring the line in the early 1960s.  Also, some stub-ended sidings later became passing or runaround type sidings, while others that began as double-ended sidings later became stub-ended.  As the saying goes... nothing stays the same with the passing of time.  --Mark

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