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LV - State Line & Sullivan Branch 1941
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gfluck1
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« Reply #40 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 6:20am »
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Photo of trestle looking west.

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« Reply #41 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 7:36am »
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There is a Northern Pacific box car at a lumber yard at the top of the hill on route 220 heading south out of Dushore.
It was straded after hurricans agnes and is being used for storage.
you can see it clearly from the highway.


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« Reply #42 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 7:40am »
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Or check that it may have been between Dushore and New Albany on 220.

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« Reply #43 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 9:34am »
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Sort of a "then and now".  It sat for the longest time by the old freight station.
 

 
Source:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/7742224@N05/2242696219/
 
Now, as you noted, it is south on the hillside.  The station has been repainted, but sadly (though understandably) the old track removed.
 

 

 
Source:   http://www.flickr.com/photos/luke_warmwater/3315398016/in/pool-32008539@N00


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« Reply #44 on: Mar 11th, 2011, 12:30pm »
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many thx for all those wonderful photos!
davidyur


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« Reply #45 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 12:06am »
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More Dushore trestle, south looking north

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« Reply #46 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 12:10am »
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Another shot of the trestle from the south looking north

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« Reply #47 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 1:27am »
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Am I going to have to outbid you for that photo?  

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« Reply #48 on: Mar 12th, 2011, 1:54am »
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gfluck1-Great photos, thanks for sharing! I've been somewhat interested in this line for a number of years, primarily due to my interest in the Susquehanna & New York Railroad that shared trackage with the LV southwards to Monroeton.
 
In the event you've not seen it, here's a link to a thread on the S&NY in the "Fallen Shortlines" forum that may interest you.
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=fallenshorts;action=display;num=1176941950
 
On the first page, about 2/3's of the way down is a scan of a photo of a State Line & Sullivan 4-6-0 named "North Mountain" built in 1879 by Rhode Island Locomotive Works that eventually became LV's number 289.
 
Back in the early 1970's I attended a junior college in Williamsport and had a good friend from Dushore. I went to Dushore with him a few times (Is there still just 1 traffic line in town?) and recall seeing the passenger car and depot. However, I don't think the historic preservation movement had taken hold at that time and I remember them being in rather sad shape. Glad to see that some effort has been put into restoration.
 
Edit: Still just one traffic light in Sullivan County-see the link:
 
http://www.dushore.com/tour/redlight.html
 
Hurricane Agnes severed the line in 1972, between our 1st and 2nd years of school.


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« Reply #49 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:35pm »
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Hers is another photo of Dushore, west looking east

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« Reply #50 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:42pm »
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Evening train in Lopez (1907)

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« Reply #51 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:49pm »
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Here is a shot of the sandstone plant on the south side of Lopez

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« Reply #52 on: Mar 13th, 2011, 9:52pm »
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Depot square in Lopez

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« Reply #53 on: Mar 19th, 2011, 1:37am »
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Just stumbled across this link this morning with some Dushore photos (A couple have already appeared in this thread.) including a photo of, purportedly, the last LV steam engine to pass through Dushore.
 
http://www.dushore.com/history/railroad.html


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« Reply #54 on: Mar 20th, 2011, 5:43am »
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Back to New Albany, here is a photo of the F.T. Maynard Rolling Mill, which was originally built as an apple storage building for Corcoran Orchards, and later by Ivan Hugo Feed Mill company until the late 1980's or early 90's. This is looking from the west, as you would be standing at the south end of the New Albany Depot.

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« Reply #55 on: Mar 20th, 2011, 5:52am »
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And the Ivan Hugo Feed Mill (early 1980's)

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« Reply #56 on: Mar 20th, 2011, 4:43pm »
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on Mar 20th, 2011, 5:52am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
And the Ivan Hugo Feed Mill (early 1980's)

 
The car parked on the track at left caught my eye...  


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« Reply #57 on: Mar 20th, 2011, 10:02pm »
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Back in the early 1980s there was some trolley equipment stored on the LVRR at Dushore.  
 
Anyone know when it was placed there and when it was removed?


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« Reply #58 on: Mar 21st, 2011, 10:18pm »
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Back in the early 1980s there was some trolley equipment stored on the LVRR at Dushore.  
 
Anyone know when it was placed there and when it was removed?

 
Perhaps remnants of the Dushore Car Company.  See: http://www.ectma.org/library.html
 
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With the help from some friends, Ed Blossom purchased LVT #801, the remaining unrestored Rio car and Philadelphia standard car body #2282 and established the Dushore Car Company in the small Sullivan County, Pennsylvania town. In 1977, the Dushore Car Co. restoration shop was moved to a two-track car barn built adjacent to the Topton-Kutztown branch of the former Reading Railroad in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The intent was for the Dushore Car Company to be a business, both providing a living for Ed and generating additional profits from contracts with transit authorities and railway museums to pay for the restoration of LVT #801. Ed was well known in the trolley restoration world from coast to coast and he was recognized as an authority on the value of transit vehicles and provided expert valuations to individuals and organizations. While several contracts were obtained and executed, unfortunately the business model did not work out. No surplus funds were generated for the restoration of #801 and Ed barely earned enough for a subsistence living. The reasons were many, Ed was not the best of businessmen and in this time frame, long established car builders St. Louis, Pullman-Standard and Budd went out of business due to the difficulties inherent with public authority bid contract realities.


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« Reply #59 on: Mar 23rd, 2011, 10:12pm »
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Shaffers Feed Service of Monroeton. While this is a recent photo, they received rail service from the Lehigh Valley, before Conrail.

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