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UnearthSullco
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« Reply #60 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 12:53am »
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In the mid to late 90's the trolley's that sat between the Reading's wreckmaster car and Harrington & Co.'s ice house at Dushore were taken away on trucks. Not sure where they went. But Tom "Doc" Shoemaker, could fill you in on that. He owns the depot, and the newspaper, if he's not in the newspaper office (the fire house looking building on East Main Street), he's probably in his vet office, which is just above the Agway store on Headley Ave. Anyhoo, they looked terrible, covered in torn tarps, wasting away. We used to sit on their roofs and watch the fireworks that the fire company set off. The car works, largely is still recognizable. The tracks are there, the building is there, it's an Agway store now. If you look at the parking lot at night, and I discovered this by accident in our loaner ambulance. It sits low to the road, headlights shine across what appear to be paved over ties. Follow that to the end of the parking lot by the propane tank, and under the fence posts, is the "end of the line". Beyond that, is the abutment for the trestle.  
 
The box car from New Albany is now sitting at Dushore Materials, or Rexer Well Drilling, about 2mi south of Dushore on US 220. There used to be an old W&NBRR Caboose in their back lot, but I believe it's gone now due to the fact that there is a huge hole there now (quarry).
 


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Chris, Historian
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« Reply #61 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 1:15am »
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Incidentally, some of the railroad related property is for sale.. http://www.americaschoicere.net/default.asp?content=expanded&search_content=office_listings&this_format=0&mls_number=23665&page=1&sortby=2
 

 
 


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UnearthSullco
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« Reply #62 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 1:18am »
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You have to be able to view these at their largest point, so I also posted the URL. These are scans of pages from the 1959 Centennial Booklet. A nice collectible to have, everyone wants one. Living in one of the oldest structures in town, I feel it's my obligation to keep it in my collection.
 

 
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p79/cmk1883/dushorecentbook/Museum2A060.jpg
 

 
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p79/cmk1883/dushorecentbook/Museum2A062.jpg


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Re: LV - State Line & Sullivan Branch 1941
 
« Reply #63 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 5:53am »
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on Jul 20th, 2011, 12:53am, UnearthSullco wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In the mid to late 90's the trolley's that sat between the Reading's wreckmaster car and Harrington & Co.'s ice house at Dushore were taken away on trucks. Not sure where they went.

The trolley cars were at the shop of Ed Blossom, noted trolley car restorer. They left Dushore for Mr. Blossom's new shop in Topton, Pa. Mr. Blossom has since passed away and most of the cars have found homes at the Electric City museum in Scranton.
Keith


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Re: LV - State Line & Sullivan Branch 1941
 
« Reply #64 on: Jul 20th, 2011, 1:16pm »
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on Jul 20th, 2011, 1:15am, UnearthSullco wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Incidentally, some of the railroad related property is for sale.. http://www.americaschoicere.net/default.asp?content=expanded&search_content=office_listings&this_format=0&mls_number=23665&page=1&sortby=2

 
Do you know the history behind this property/structure?


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« Reply #65 on: Aug 29th, 2011, 9:52pm »
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Another recently acquired photo of the Dushore trestle.

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gfluck1
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« Reply #66 on: Dec 3rd, 2011, 7:59am »
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Recently obtained photo of New Albany, PA (circa 1900)

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thebigham
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« Reply #67 on: May 2nd, 2012, 10:33pm »
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Thank you for this *great* thread.  
 
I had never seen pics of the Dushore curve nor the cut.
 
Technically, the track in Mildred was a switchback, correct?
 
Is the track to Monroetown still out of service? Something about a washout and dispute on who was going to pay to fix it..


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« Reply #68 on: May 3rd, 2012, 7:23pm »
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Yes, it was a switchback before the connection to the Bowman Creek Branch.
 
I believe it is currently operated by the Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern.


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thebigham
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« Reply #69 on: May 4th, 2012, 5:57pm »
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What year were the tracks abandoned from west of Lopez?

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gfluck1
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« Reply #70 on: May 5th, 2012, 6:34am »
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It was closed in 1972 due to flooding caused by hurricane Agnes which had washed out the Towanda Creek bridge in Monroeton.

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« Reply #71 on: May 5th, 2012, 6:37pm »
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Sorry, I meant east of Lopez.

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gfluck1
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« Reply #72 on: May 5th, 2012, 7:02pm »
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Lopez to Noxen was removed in 1940

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« Reply #73 on: May 9th, 2012, 7:57pm »
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The line from Mountain Springs to Lopez was abandoned in 1938 and removed in 1940.  The segment from Noxen to Mountain Springs was not abandoned until 1950.  Then it was removed.
 
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« Reply #74 on: May 10th, 2012, 1:36pm »
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on May 9th, 2012, 7:57pm, Bowmans_Creek_Bra wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The line from Mountain Springs to Lopez was abandoned in 1938 and removed in 1940.  The segment from Noxen to Mountain Springs was not abandoned until 1950.  Then it was removed.
 
Harry

 
True, everything south of Lopez was part of the Bowman's Creek Branch though, the State Line & Sullivan ran from Monroeton to Bernice and later the line was extended to Lopez and eventually connected to the Bowman's Creek Branch. Also there was an agreement with the S&NY for trackage rights for the connection to Towanda, which the LV would obtain in 1942.


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« Reply #75 on: May 12th, 2012, 5:24pm »
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Went back in time (with Penn Pilot Photos) and snagged a Monroeton area photo from 1939 to provide an illustration of the trackage and the Monroeton Junction with the Susquehanna & New York. (Like carefully and you might see a train).


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« Reply #76 on: May 12th, 2012, 5:26pm »
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And now a recent Google Earth shot of the missing Towanda Creek bridge.

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« Reply #77 on: Jan 16th, 2013, 7:46am »
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Attached below is the 1897 Segment of the Sanborn Map of Dushore.


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« Reply #78 on: Mar 1st, 2013, 11:11am »
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Just arrived, photo of the Dushore Depot, south looking north, great shot showing slidings, which I never knew existed.


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« Reply #79 on: Jul 1st, 2013, 12:15pm »
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on Dec 3rd, 2011, 7:59am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Recently obtained photo of New Albany, PA (circa 1900)

 
Attached is a recently obtained segment of the 1911 Sanborn map of New Albany


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