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THE DL&W Scranton to Binghamton
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EMDF7John
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« Reply #180 on: Mar 7th, 2006, 3:20pm »
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Yes Greg O.  The hole in the floor was the access to the 2nd level.  All the towers I know of were like this.  
 
Here's is the lower level.  Those members holding the concrete floor of grade level are indeed rails.  Re-use of material was prevalent 100 years ago.  The rails (which have to be over 100 years old) show little or no sign of fatigue.


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« Reply #181 on: Mar 7th, 2006, 3:34pm »
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Even the doorways on the lower level were framed with rails.  In the distance (center of photo) you can see where the sewer line made it's way down to this level and out through the hole heading under grade.  
 
This structure is truely in great condition.  It must be seen in person to be appreciated.


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« Reply #182 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 10:08am »
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Im so addicted to this board! Keep up the good work John!

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EMDF7John
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« Reply #183 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 3:03pm »
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Here's an Eastbound view.  Yes it was raining at the time.

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« Reply #184 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 3:18pm »
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Almost the same view.  This one was last Spring though.

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« Reply #185 on: Mar 8th, 2006, 3:40pm »
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Eastbound in the Springtime.
 
  This ROW at one time was 3 tracked.  There are photos of more tracks (I believe four) but that was probably the Montrose branch, the siding to Kingsley and the main.  I'm not possitive how long that lasted.


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« Reply #186 on: Mar 10th, 2006, 9:28pm »
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My favorite:  Alford Station.  This gem was completed in 1915.  Unlike much of the current DL&W, Alford Station looks much as it did when built.  Clay tile roof, some orig window frames remain, terrazo floor in the waiting room and NO alterations to any window or doorway.  Still there is nothing on the line quite like A. S.  I cherish every moment I've ever spent here.  This place should be on a historical register.

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« Reply #187 on: Mar 13th, 2006, 10:29pm »
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Situated in a narrow valley, Alford may not be afforded the same sunlight priviledges as say; a field high atop a ridge, but it certainly is a desirable location.  A stream cacades nearby and a private pond directly on the other side of the tracks gives one a feeling that they're looking at the kind of scenery you only see in a painting or a book.

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« Reply #188 on: Mar 14th, 2006, 1:43am »
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Another view.  To the left sits a bumping post.

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« Reply #189 on: Mar 14th, 2006, 6:38pm »
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Great work and pics!!! You're doing a fine job!!!
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #190 on: Mar 15th, 2006, 12:29am »
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Thank you Jim.  Glad to be posting on your forum.  
 
Here's the freight end, track-side.


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« Reply #191 on: Mar 15th, 2006, 1:50am »
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Roadside.   A.S. gives insight on how the DL&W constructed it's depots. (in the 20th century)

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« Reply #192 on: Mar 15th, 2006, 1:59am »
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Entry to passenger area from roadside.

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« Reply #193 on: Mar 15th, 2006, 2:07am »
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Heading into the waiting  area.  Been along time since anyone waited for a passeger train to roll up here.

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« Reply #194 on: Mar 16th, 2006, 7:04pm »
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on Mar 10th, 2006, 9:28pm, EMDF7John wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My favorite:  Alford Station.  This gem was completed in 1915.  Unlike much of the current DL&W, Alford Station looks much as it did when built.  Clay tile roof, some orig window frames remain, terrazo floor in the waiting room and NO alterations to any window or doorway.  Still there is nothing on the line quite like A. S.  I cherish every moment I've ever spent here.  This place should be on a historical register.  

 
Great pics John!!! I'm sweet on this one!!! You're right about the Historical Register! At this point anything that's left of the Lackawanna should be!!!
 
Keep up the Good Work!!!
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #195 on: Mar 16th, 2006, 7:12pm »
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Glad you're enjoying Jim!
 
Waiting room floor.  It's terrazo and mosaic tile.  Many stations the DL&W built after the turn of the century employed this method.  (even the Scranton Terminal)


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« Reply #196 on: Mar 16th, 2006, 11:05pm »
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Passing freight last Summer.

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« Reply #197 on: Mar 17th, 2006, 7:31pm »
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Back to the waiting room

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« Reply #198 on: Mar 17th, 2006, 7:35pm »
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Exterior

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« Reply #199 on: Mar 17th, 2006, 7:43pm »
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This station still stands so square.  The masonary held up extremely well.

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