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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 05/02/16 at 15:48:28 - 'RitchfieldJunction.jpg' 39 KB
Hi Jim, but no, sorry, not even close, especially since the DL&W did not run thru Brockport, NY, at least not to my knowledge.  
 
Since both Henry and NEFAN know exactly where this is, I will reveal....This is Bridgewater Jct, NY on the Richfield Springs branch of the DL&W -  
 
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This "branch off of a branch" met the Unadilla Valley RR here. Delaware Otsego's Central NY RR operated here until 1995, when the remaining DL&W trackage was abandoned.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 05/02/16 at 11:51:00 - 'DLW-15.jpg' 56 KB
My Upstate friends might guess this one right away without the clues......Not much to say about this town except that it is very agricultural-based (even to this day), and was a stop on the way to a rail traveler of old to get to another village known for a house built for a famed agriculture implement inventor/industialist that was designed by the famed New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, with landscaping designed by Frederick Law Olmsted!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Henry on 04/27/16 at 12:08:37 - 'DLW-Oops.jpg' 69 KB
Here's one I have had for a few years. It seems to have attracted a lot of attention for a simple derailment. I don't remember where I obtained this photo, but I do know where it is.
 
GTL


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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/27/16 at 11:45:35 - '1280px-Lackawanna_Old_Road_bridge_over_Paulinskill.jpg' 262 KB
NEFAN - D'OH! That's what happens when you have a long-running thread. Sorry 'bout that!
 
Henry - Good clue!
 
Marty - Indeed, it could be, and it almost was!
 
Jim - Nope, sorry, this Butzville, NJ where the L&HR (and the Pequest River) went under the DL&W "Old Road"

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/26/16 at 16:15:06 - 'DLW-14.jpg' 155 KB
Thanks, TB, I appreciate the primer in Cortland/Wickwire history, having never been and not likely to visit anytime soon! Still very interesting none the less!
 
Moving onward.............
 
As we all know, the DL&W LOVED building with concrete.........Here we see a crossing, but where/what? Iron once played an important role in this area. However, the progress, ironically paved in concrete (ha!), is why this remains a silent sentinel.  


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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/13/16 at 16:41:19 - 'DLW-13.jpg' 22 KB
So....While we are looking at an EL-era photo, everything else in this shot is pure DL&W....The engine, the town, and the "star of the show" the crossing tower.
 
Only one part of the DL&W had these (or so I am led to believe), and is still there today.
 
My Southern Tier friends should have no problem with this one, but if you're not from the area, it may be interesting to note that while two railroad branches crossed here, it was the wire cloth factory that really made its mark here.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/07/16 at 14:35:01 - '220px-Mountain_View_DLW_station.jpg' 11 KB
And today, nothing remains, as all traffic to this part of Wayne, NJ (of which Mt. View is a part of) runs through and travels over the old Erie eastward to Hoboken

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/07/16 at 14:33:29 - 'b7b43ea14d2a1a8c122d45c1177b06d8.jpg' 18 KB
I found this one while looking for the above photo, and since I've never seen it before, I couldn't resist sharing.....Just to the east of the tower lay Mt. View station. I don't have a date for this photo, but look at all the commuter's cars! Clearly, this is most likely post 1945, but before 1961 when the Boonton Line was severed just east of here.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/07/16 at 14:29:07 - 'mntwr5.jpg' 24 KB
Once again, a winner!
 
Yes, we are looking at an Erie Train on the Erie's NY&GL branch going westbound to Wanaque-Midvale, while looking east towards Patterson, NJ on the Lackawanna's Boonton Line.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/05/16 at 09:44:42 - 'MVWT.jpg' 21 KB
Here's a tower with a view that could be anywhere on the Lackawanna, but it's not. Out of the two lines here, the Lackawanna was the busier by far, but they are BOTH branches. Today, the diamond is gone and is now a switch back, and both branches are a shell of themselves and are even considered one branch now. And crazier yet, the through route is now stub ended, and the stub is now a through route! Anyone care to GTL?

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By J. W. Booth on 02/23/16 at 08:52:08 - 'DLW_W_PAT_1962_R_Fischer_coll.jpg' 134 KB
Matthew - Good guess, but Rich is correct - We are looking at the West Paterson "High Bridge" on the Boonton Branch in 1962, from the Robert Fischer collection. Today, I-80 runs over this exact spot. Progress?

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By J. W. Booth on 02/22/16 at 16:11:46 - 'DLW-12.jpg' 71 KB
I don't think this will be hard for some people.........Though an EL photo, everything in it is pure Lackawanna....Today, you can still travel this route, though while doing at LEAST 65 MPH and on rubber wheels, not steel ones......If you want to get to Hobken quicker, go one town over and take the Erie.........

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 02/02/16 at 09:30:17 - 's-l1600.jpg' 170 KB
Anyone care to guess where in what part of "E" on the M&E this was taken?

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/27/16 at 08:50:18 - 'LandRR-1910_Lanndingnewjersey.com.jpg' 202 KB
Well that certainly didn't take very long.....................
 
For those of you not familiar wit hthis area, there is still a station here today, just not this one! The water in the background is the Morris Canal, and pleasure boast would pull up and then enter Lake Hopatcong to deliver hotel guests around the lake back in the "good old days"  
 
Photo credit - Landingnewjersey.com

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/26/16 at 13:31:51 - 'DLW1.jpg' 116 KB
Yeah, I don't think "Salmon Pink" was in the DL&W's "Official Standards for Buildings and Structures Painting" book, LOL! IIRC, it was a dance studio, so maybe that's why..........
 
Moving right along, here's another vintage gem. For those of you who enjoy history of a certain nautical quality, at one time, from this very station, you could choose launches of the "White" or "Black" line, depending on your destination.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/25/16 at 16:41:05 - '8404430437_b9f9684954_b.jpg' 173 KB
Well, that sure explains why I've never seen this shot before! Nice catch, Charlie!
 
Without going there and standing in a lot of snow to recreate this photo (not to mention tresspassing!), here is a current shot of the building, looking east as in the photo, but on the non-track (truck delivery) side from a Google Image search.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/20/16 at 15:51:11 - 'DLW-11.jpg' 76 KB
Here's another one I've never seen before until now (don't know how I missed it, either)...................Thank you, SL!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/20/16 at 15:42:49 - 'DLE_emlmira_now.jpg' 194 KB
Having never been to Elmira, I think this might be the same bridge today.....Souther Tier fans and residents, please feel free to correct me!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/20/16 at 15:37:08 - 'DLW_Elmirastargazette.com.jpg' 58 KB
BINGO! As in, yes, it's Elmira, not Binghamton!
 
Photo courtesy of the Star Gazette.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/20/16 at 10:01:36 - 'DLW-10.jpg' 102 KB
This one should be easy-peasy.........

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/13/16 at 15:48:11 - 'DLW-9.jpg' 6 KB
These tracks like to stay hidden............

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/12/16 at 15:28:59 - 'DLW_Wayne_T._McCabe.jpg' 30 KB
Round and round it goes, where on the Lackawanna did this one go?

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Bridge 1A on 01/05/16 at 11:14:31 - 'Untitled.jpg' 172 KB
Yes, clearly, I can see we are all in agreement as to where this is......Here's a more or less modern aerial view. Today, the athletic field is developed and in use. I wonder if the neighborhood has any idea......?
 
PS - Hoboken is to the upper right corner

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By Bridge 1A on 12/21/15 at 13:46:44 - 'DL_M.jpg' 95 KB
How about a real vintage view? Even today, it's still only two tracks, and probably more trains run here today than they did circa 1900, and seven days a week at that! Only thing is, nowadays, you'd have to look up to see them!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/15/15 at 12:39:58 - 'DLW_Ect_BKroA.jpg' 108 KB
Let's go west, shall we?
 
OK, Lackawanna locomotives, re-numbered for the Erie-Lackawanna, on Erie trackage, in a town also once served by the Lackawanna........GTL!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/14/15 at 16:43:37 - 'D3_58.jpg' 230 KB
Bringo!
 
Here's the full photo shown below.
 
As per Wikipedia - "George Howell was an engineer who surveyed the area for the New Jersey West Line Railroad. The station is named after his wife, Rachel Gillette Cornish, who he married while working in the area."
 
Just imagine, if the Lehigh Valley's New Jersey West Line RR had come to fruition as their mainline across New Jersey, this might have been double, maybe even tripple tracked through here, and a much bigger station could have been erected!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/11/15 at 15:47:35 - 'DLW-NJT.jpg' 128 KB
Here, try this one.......Different equipment, almost the same angle!

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/07/15 at 13:28:06 - 'D2_61.jpg' 179 KB
Here's a circa 1961 EL photo, but the location, engine, and car are pure DL&W.........

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/07/15 at 13:25:30 - 'D1_61.jpg' 230 KB
While NEFAN had the correct branch, Charlie had the correct station. This is looking railroad east at Bernardsville, NJ on the P&D, circa 1961.


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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/02/15 at 13:55:07 - 'D1_61a.jpg' 82 KB
Continuing onward with our GTL MU theme...........

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/30/15 at 13:25:20 - 'ELD.jpg' 71 KB
OK, for what I am sure will be an easy one, while technically an EL-era photo, this is a DL&W location, and features ex-DL&W equipment, so...........GTL!
 
"H.F. M."

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015 - By Charlie Ricker on 11/26/15 at 15:33:42 - 'Phoebe_Snow-2.jpg' 61 KB
I would like to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, and an enjoyable beginning to this Holiday season. Stay warm, stay safe!  
 
Charlie

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Re: GG1s On Lackawanna Steel - By NEFAN on 11/21/15 at 19:44:09 - 'NJT_GG1_4877_Hoboken_NJ_100381.jpg' 71 KB
Yes - GG1 on Lackawanna Steel! - Hoboken Terminal Festival 1981  

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/16/15 at 09:35:42 - 'DLW-8.jpg' 70 KB
Doing some hill climbing...............

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/13/15 at 15:46:01 - 'DLW_857x444.jpg' 50 KB
I doubt NEFAN will have trouble with this one, but let's try anyway........

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/12/15 at 11:54:28 - 'DLW-7.jpg' 142 KB
Meanwhile, somewhere on the Lackawanna in 1913..................

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By NEFAN on 10/26/15 at 13:59:37 - 'DLW_old_road_Butzville_NJ_816x612.jpg' 147 KB
on Oct 25th, 2015, 2:54pm, fanoflne wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Buttzville Nj old road up top and L&HR railroad crossing underneath

 
Bingo! - yes it is Buttzville NJ and the old road via Washington. The abandoned L&HR & Pequest river are below. You can walk on the DL&W over that bridge and follow the DL&W for quite a ways.  
 
Here is a cut on the DL&W. This was John Blair's Warren RR. Lots of cut and fill construction.


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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By NEFAN on 08/24/14 at 20:43:26 - 'DLW_2_816x612.jpg' 136 KB
Nice wooden station. Glad it is still around.

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Re: Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition - By NEFAN on 10/22/15 at 17:01:26 - 'DLW_816x612-3.jpg' 127 KB
Good weather for fall hiking and I found this historical spot. The DL&W / EL is on the concrete high bridge passing over a river and another abandoned row that I am standing on . - GTL

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Re: The Bloomsburg Division - By Ashley_John on 07/20/07 at 23:33:34 - 'DLW_RH_INT1.jpg' 96 KB
Interior from the side.

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Re: The Bloomsburg Division - By Ashley_John on 07/20/07 at 23:32:18 - 'DLW_RH_INT2.jpg' 84 KB
Interior from the back.

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Re: The Bloomsburg Division-Kingston Roundhouse demolition - By Ashley_John on 07/20/07 at 23:29:26 - 'DLW_RH1.jpg' 99 KB
on Jul 20th, 2007, 8:15pm, Maurice wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thought some of you might like to know that the former D.L.&W. roundhouse in Kingston is being demolished. They started yesterday I am told. Sorry to see it go but it was in sorry state.

 
Glad I took pictures when I did.
 
 


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Re: Gravel Place PA - What a Place! - By hummel1237 on 07/04/07 at 21:20:33 - 'train1_725x473.jpg' 56 KB
Here it is! My friend helped me out with his scanner!!!
 
Enjoy and feel free to comment!
 
Jim...


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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Former_Lackawanna on 06/03/07 at 20:06:11 - '025_00A.jpg' 124 KB
Norfolk Southern on the siding in La Plume, PA.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Former_Lackawanna on 06/03/07 at 20:03:58 - '020_05A.jpg' 124 KB
Another Norfolk Southern just entering Dalton after passing the signals in La Plume.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Former_Lackawanna on 06/03/07 at 20:00:55 - '023_01A.jpg' 170 KB
Now this one was taking on a kinda hazy day, although you get the feeling of this picture it kinda refreshing.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Former_Lackawanna on 06/03/07 at 19:56:11 - '024_00A.jpg' 101 KB
Heres another one the same day the same train.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Penn Central SD40 on 06/03/07 at 13:14:56 - 'NS_C40-9W.jpg' 108 KB
Caught this one sitting crew-less on the siding in La Plume back in April....

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Penn Central SD40 on 06/03/07 at 13:00:48 - '3-2.jpg' 112 KB
A high green indicates a southbound about to pass the siding in La Plume on a misty night just after a rain last weekend, the lights from Clarks Summit light up the sky in the background...

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Penn Central SD40 on 06/03/07 at 12:52:57 - '2.jpg' 140 KB
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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Penn Central SD40 on 06/03/07 at 12:43:18 - '1-3.jpg' 150 KB
Heres an NS SD70M-2 going south over the viaduct in Nicholson from last weekend.......

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Re: The Bangor and Portland Division - By CAR FLOATER on 05/09/07 at 12:34:53 - 'Train_20Pictures_20005_1050x554.jpg' 73 KB
Guess where.....!
 
CF

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By railfan1979 on 05/02/07 at 18:40:29 - '0705020004.jpg' 244 KB
What happens when 2 trains try to occupy the same track at the same time? #3360 was at the head of a stopped westbound on the mainline, while #3324 was sitting at the yard in kent. Somehow, 3324 began rolling on it's own, struck the stopped freight, and derailed. oops!

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By railfan1979 on 05/02/07 at 18:32:47 - '0705020003.jpg' 213 KB
Acouple of older pictures, courtesy of the akron railroad club. Former Reading 4-8-4 Northern type T-1 #2102 pulls into kent yard, leading this excursion train to pennsylvania in may 1977. Her sister, the 2101, became the Chessie steam special.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By railfan1979 on 05/02/07 at 17:51:15 - '2007_0325_004.jpg' 223 KB
Another angle with the old light tower in the background.

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Re: Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By railfan1979 on 05/02/07 at 17:44:35 - '2007_0325_015.jpg' 171 KB
east end of the former kent yard in kent, ohio. At one time there was 5 tracks here, if you look into the clump of trees to the left, there is 2 more trestles tucked away.

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Re: Slateford PA - By hummel1237 on 04/30/07 at 18:20:41 - 'portlandpa8-3.jpg' 78 KB
on Apr 27th, 2007, 9:35pm, Eddie M. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
That's the bridge Jim.........When we passed the bridge, it looks to have had the jersey side of the approach removed.
Anywho...I like the picture you guys are painting for me.  That makes me a bit smarter.

 
Here's one of mine. As you can see the rails extend to at least the center of the bridge...
 
Jim...  


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Re: Slateford PA - By hummel1237 on 04/26/07 at 20:26:33 - 'wncircle2-2.jpg' 62 KB
Here's a pic and info...
 
Jim...

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Re: The Bangor and Portland Division - By Eric_K on 03/19/07 at 20:32:17 - 'Picture_066.jpg' 35 KB
Picture Of NS H75 At Nazereth Pa Somewhere around Dec And January.

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Former Lackawanna Pictures!!!! - By Former_Lackawanna on 03/05/07 at 21:47:15 - 'l_20a33e0c6fb5dd7a08364244e63d9213.jpg' 62 KB
If you have any of the former lackawanna pictures please post them. THis picture was taking in La Plume.

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Re: The Bloomsburg Division - By opt98 on 02/08/07 at 23:47:29 - '1979_EL_RAILROAD_KINGSTON2a.jpg' 450 KB
on Aug 6th, 2006, 3:13pm, S-12_Dave wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Many, many thanks John! That shot off of the LV trestle is fantastic! Just beyond Slocum St. was the spur that ran up to the Harry E coal breaker! A model of which I am working on right now. The area in view of your photo was a real "hang out" for myself and my friends when I was young....about 10 years earlier than your photo. Thank You for adding to the memories! I know I posted the below photo before, but in view of your great image off the trestle.....I thought I would post this one again. Note the yellow water tower....just barely visible beyond it, is a short siding that the Forty Fort lumber Co. used for shipments. I used to walk to school down the Bloom every day. In 1970 I went to 8th grade at the Dana St. School in Forty Fort. I used to get off of the tracks at that siding. I clearly remember the NYS&W cars that used to be spotted there....full of windows for the lumber company. ( I thought the "Suzy Q" cars were great )
By the time of your photo, the LV tracks that also used to squeeze under the trestle just to the left of the EL tracks were gone.  
Dave

 
 
Dave:
Here is the photo of the Bloomsburg Branch looking south toward Kingston. The date is May, 1978. Note the crane in the distance. The North Cross Valley overpass was being built over the Bloom at this time.
The photo, like the one submitted earlier, was taken from the LV trestle in Forty-Fort.

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Re: DL&W Buffalo Terminal (preservation attempts?) - By Henry on 02/05/07 at 13:26:11 - 'DLW_Buff_Danger2.jpg' 11 KB
Here's one more of the sign from a different angle.
 
That's a treasure for sure...
 
Henry


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Re: DL&W Buffalo Terminal (preservation attempts?) - By Henry on 02/05/07 at 13:18:38 - 'DLW_Buff_Danger.jpg' 89 KB
on Feb 5th, 2007, 1:23am, JBS wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I can't resist bragging here, but I have a piece of it's history. I was away at college when the building was torn down, but a plea to my dad to pay the demo contractor to gently remove a sign which hung over the station resulted in successfully salvaging it. It's a 10' long porcelain enamel sign with glass letters (missing) which reads "DANGER    STATION EXIT". It's my most cherished railroad collectible.
sign hanging on viaduct, second pillar from left

 
I downloaded the monster sized TIFF image and this is the best I could do on that sign.
 
Henry


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Re: The Hanover And Newport Branch - By XPLORER on 01/23/07 at 02:16:47 - 'HN_HANOVER_YARD.jpg' 32 KB
Hanover Yard

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Re: The Lackawanna and The Warren - By Milesius on 01/19/07 at 23:42:39 - '743546805206_0_ALB.jpg' 64 KB
Here is a picture looking towards PA
 
on Apr 10th, 2005, 11:35pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Looking towards Delaware NJ...
 
Jim...



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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 01/18/07 at 15:18:33 - '10-23-06_2_NMilfordSTaLocation.jpg' 177 KB
on Jan 18th, 2007, 3:14am, AdamCKach wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I wonder what this led to (besides the basement).
 

The Coal Bin.   All of the stations on the line had one!  
 
 Wonderful photos Adam.  I'd still like to organize a little journey from Scranton to Bingo when it warms up a tad.  Simply to pay homage to the exisiting stations/structures and the sites of the fallen.  About 14 stops in total.  Need some feedback on this to see how many folks are actually interested in such an event.    
 
Here's a view of nearly the same location that Mr Young photographed the Eastbound consist in the photo above.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 01/16/07 at 12:12:44 - 'DLW_NMilford_1966_WSYoung.jpg' 109 KB
Hello all:  I've had quite a time trying to locate a photo of N. Milford Depot.  I decided to use this one below & give credit to the photographer, Mr William S. Young.  He author'd a great book on this section and took this West-facing photo in 1966.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 23:03:00 - 'discover.jpg' 146 KB
Guess who's going to sleep first? They almost had me  

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 23:00:24 - 'end-2.jpg' 53 KB
Looking at the end of the tunnel. Is there another access point without going through the tunnel? I do, however, feel safer going through this tunnel.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:58:36 - 'light.jpg' 174 KB
How long is this tunnel? I like the idea you can see light at the end of the tunnel. No pun intended.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:56:49 - 'small.jpg' 128 KB
This looks smaller than its sister.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:55:40 - 'tunnel-3.jpg' 182 KB
Getting close to the tunnel and more water  

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:54:27 - 'guess.jpg' 228 KB
Not sure what this is. Any idea  

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:53:32 - 'tomanunkachunk.jpg' 197 KB
Looking towards Manunka Chunk

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:52:19 - 'building.jpg' 167 KB
Just another close shot of the structure.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:50:58 - 'brick.jpg' 196 KB
What was this structure? In the The Lackawanna in Northwest NJ, there's a structure next to the tunnel where an employee worked giving orders. Same structure?

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:49:04 - 'telegraph.jpg' 196 KB
On to the Oxford Tunnel. Another fun climb  

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:46:58 - 'bolts.jpg' 198 KB
The bolts again. What was bolted here. A signal for below?

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:45:16 - 'below.jpg' 191 KB
Looking down from the top of the tunnel. There are some bolts mounted on the top. Signals?

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:43:10 - 'inside-2.jpg' 114 KB
While the tunnels look big, I wonder if today's engines would make it through.
 
Also, without going through the tunnel, where can you access the other side from?

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:40:29 - 'two.jpg' 199 KB
What can we expect to find in these tunnels? Rats, Bats and Snakes? How deep is the water? How far is it to the eastern side?

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:38:27 - 'dark.jpg' 197 KB
The Lackawanna in Northwest NJ has some great photos of this and the Oxford Tunnel.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:37:29 - 'twotunnels.jpg' 156 KB
It's very easy to see why the DL&W had enough of this tunnel. I'm sure it was no different with flooding today as it was in the past.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:35:35 - 'left.jpg' 162 KB
The left tunnel looks to be in good shape. At least from the outside.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:34:19 - 'perspective.jpg' 159 KB
Putting things in perspective.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:33:11 - 'decay.jpg' 159 KB
Looks like the tunnel, at least on this side, is starting to show its age. We dare not go in as it looks like there's more issues.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:31:00 - 'twins-2.jpg' 168 KB
We make it across the water and steep incline with no problem. Dad slips twice  

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:28:51 - 'boys.jpg' 145 KB
Hope those legs are in good shape. It's a short walk but a steep incline.

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Re: The Old Road - Manunka Chunk & Oxford Tunnels - By njvike on 12/28/06 at 22:27:18 - 'ties-3.jpg' 257 KB
Sorry. I didn't know there was an intetest in going to these tunnels. I just went today and am glad I did. The weather was pefect.  
 
I say lets do this with everyone that's intetested in going. Let's start with either Changewater or where the connection with the CNJ to Delaware

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/18/06 at 17:17:58 - '10-23-06_NM_ROW_NewTies_DepotSt_Mod.jpg' 238 KB
on Dec 17th, 2006, 6:17am, XPLORER wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Then again I could be wrong. Well I guess Bill didn't like something about the 1903 grade?

 
Perhaps it had something to do with reducing the risk of flooding.  It's been said that this stretch has excellent drainage.
 
Below we see improvements along the line.  The location of this tie pile is several yards East of the location where the New Milford Depot once stood.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/13/06 at 16:31:59 - '10-23-06_NM_SaltLickCreekBridge_17_Mod.jpg' 227 KB
From the other side.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/13/06 at 16:24:10 - '10-23-06_15_Mod.jpg' 182 KB
1913 as well.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/13/06 at 16:19:10 - '10-23-06_4_Mod.jpg' 173 KB
Now for some photos of this span over Salt Lick Creek.  
 
Below you see two builders dates.  It would appear that that bridge was raised from it's initial (1903) level to it's current location in 1915.

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Re: Lackawanna System Research Map and Discussion - By XPLORER on 12/13/06 at 00:05:30 - 'bible.jpg' 102 KB
From the bible.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/11/06 at 20:36:53 - '10-23-06_24_Mod.jpg' 177 KB
A closer look at this bridge with some traffic.

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Re: THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton - By EMDF7John on 12/11/06 at 20:20:31 - '10-23-06_NM_ROWWest_Mod.jpg' 160 KB
Moving along we reach a stretch that was once 4-tracked.  Ahead in this photo remains a 4-track plate girder bridge carrying the ROW over Salt Lick Creek.  Although only one track remains in use, ties are still in place on all four sections of this span.  
 


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Re: The Bloomsburg Division - By opt98 on 12/10/06 at 22:39:04 - 'TRAIN_PHOTOS-Kingston_80s_page_17_674x489.jpg' 50 KB
To Rick & Dave:
Here is another photo. Same date, May 1983. A Conrail switcher is approaching the Union Street, Luzerne Crossing.
The train had traveled earlier from the Acme Warehouse, Forty-Fort  to pick up empty cars and stopped at Nelson Furniture, Kingston.
The Bloomsburg line had seen a freight train at least three times a week when this picture was taken.
Today, the line rarely sees any trains.
John

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Re: The Bloomsburg Division - By opt98 on 12/07/06 at 22:57:10 - 'TRAIN_PHOTOS-Kingston_80s_page_16_726x518.jpg' 53 KB
on Dec 3rd, 2006, 5:12pm, S-12_Dave wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks for the update John. My goodness how things have changed. When we were young, those rails were NEVER rusty.
 
Dave

 
 
 
 
Dave:
Here is another photo of the Bloom during the waning days of Conrail operation.
This one is the Conrail switcher approaching the Union Street, Luzerne crossing in May, 1983.  Take note of the crossing signals the line used during the EL days of operating two through trains.
These signals were removed two years after PNER took over.  
JOhn


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Re: Why no modern DL&W steamers preserved? - By hummel1237 on 12/07/06 at 17:07:52 - 'nsr366.jpg' 39 KB
Forgot I had this pic. Was this one Lackawanna before it was EL?
 
Jim...

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Re: Delaware Valley RR - DL&W Connection - By Charlie_O on 12/05/06 at 22:48:17 - 'marshallscreek.jpg' 185 KB
Jimmy -
I'm not sure ifthis aerial will help at all, but here goes... I've marked the gold course and Stroudsburg for reference.
-Charlie
 
PS -  
If you can, find this book....
Country Carrier of the Poconos: The Delaware Valley Railroad
 by James Henwood
 
Perhaps the Monroe County Historical Society has a copy.


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