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hummel1237
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« on: Nov 26th, 2006, 9:36pm »
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I can't believe I let this slip by! The most exciting part of The Former Lackawanna that still runs Steam! I'd like to see someone who fans this section and takes photos of present day activity and is into its history to take over this thread. I'll handle it for now but please chime in if you want it and we'll put your name on it and sticky post it at the top of the board...
 
Jim...


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« Reply #1 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 6:21am »
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One of my favorites too! But since DL changed their operating schedule (see GVT board), I can't get up there to railfan the DL as much anymore  

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 8:49pm »
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Here's Toby with steam!!!
 
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 8:50pm »
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Tower shot...
 
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 8:57pm »
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Henryville Pa...
 
Jim...


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« Reply #5 on: Nov 29th, 2006, 9:39am »
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Great Pic Bryan! I know you must have more...  
 
Jim...  
 
Here's DL at lower Slateford with the cut-off bridge in the background...


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« Reply #6 on: Nov 30th, 2006, 10:40am »
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Slateford Yard with wreck train...
 
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Slateford Yard South...
 
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 30th, 2006, 10:43am »
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Slateford Tower with DL caboose...
 
Jim...


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« Reply #9 on: Nov 30th, 2006, 5:27pm »
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hummel wrote, "Slateford Tower with DL caboose."
 
 
Hi,
 
Does anyone know the PC/CR number for D-L 703?
 
Thanks, Roger


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on Nov 30th, 2006, 5:27pm, caboose9 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
hummel wrote, "Slateford Tower with DL caboose."
 
 
Hi,
 
Does anyone know the PC/CR number for D-L 703?
 
Thanks, Roger

 
Hey Roger, does this angle help?
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #11 on: Dec 2nd, 2006, 10:48am »
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"Does this angle help?",  Jim  
 
 
Hi Jim,
 
I don't think the PC/CR number is on the caboose body.  It might be stenciled on the center sill &/or trucks.  If not, I was hoping someone might have seen/photoed it before &/or while it was being repainted.
 
It has been reported as "possibly ex-PC/CR 18578", but ...?
 
Thanks, Roger


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« Reply #12 on: Dec 3rd, 2006, 3:50pm »
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Didn't DL have a roster board? I remember looking at pics from their site - a roster shot with a sentence or two about the engine. I think rolling stock was only a click away as well...
 
Does anyone remember the web address?
 
Jim...


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« Reply #13 on: Mar 30th, 2007, 6:49pm »
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Started really chasing this section and found out a few things I didn't know so I'll share them here. First of all the trackage;
 
Scranton to Henryville - 3 tracks wide
 
Henryville to East Stroudsburg - 4 tracks wide
 
East Stroudsburg to Delaware Water Gap - unknown (at least 2 tracks wide)
 
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Scranton to East Stroudsburg - Original Lackawanna
 
East Stroudsburg to Minisink - unknown
 
Minisink to Delaware Water Gap - unknown
 
Delaware Water Gap to Portland - M & E!!! (Wow! Did not know that!)
 
Portland PA to M & E Junction, NJ - M & E
 
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 31st, 2007, 2:17pm »
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Delaware Water Gap to Portland - M & E!!! (Wow! Did not know that!)
 
Portland PA to M & E Junction, NJ - M & E
 
Jim...

 
?? Jim??  
The Warren railroad (built soley by the DL&W, but considered it's own railroad on paper only) ran/owned, technically speaking only, from Portland to Hampton Jct. Upon completion it was operated by the DL&W.
The M&E ran Hoboken to Phillipsburg, including the Sussex, Chester, Boonton, Montclair and P&D branches.
Now, the "modern" Lackawanna considered all track in NJ and in PA ONLY the B&P as part of the M&E DIVISION.
Not sure if that was what you meant.  
If you have a source of info, please share. My info comes right out of Taber's Vol.3
 
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:15am »
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Taber, DLW in the 20th Century is my source. The Warren was built by John I. Blair (iirc) in the very early 1850's. I believe DLW started leasing it as soon as the  Manunka Chunk tunnels opened in 1856. I think the Lackawanna took over total control of the sections in question sometime between 1899 - 1911 and they may have been M&E at that time is what Taber may have been trying to indicate but I really don't know. Is the Portland Station an original Lackawanna Station or was it built by Blair, M&E or someone else? Let me know your sources as well please, I really want to get this right...
 
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 11:31am »
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Trackside! Here's some more news from the old Lackawanna:
 
Caught #2461 in the lead at Cresco, Analomink, East Stroudsburg and Minisink on a nice sunny day yesterday! DL #2461 is my favorite engine being in old DLW/EL colors! Looks great on video...
 
Did you know the train stops at a Lumber Co just after Cresco Station? That gives one enough time to get to the lower crossings with ease...
 
It takes about 6 min. for the train to get to Cresco Station after blowing regulation at Devil's Hole...
 
Jim...  


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« Reply #17 on: Sep 22nd, 2007, 1:24pm »
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Here comes a picture essay of my wife and I visiting Scranton over the Labor Day holiday.
   First up the 1908 Lackawanna Station with my sweety.


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« Reply #18 on: Sep 22nd, 2007, 1:28pm »
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We're making our way down to the yard with the Candian Pacific steamer making up our train.

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« Reply #19 on: Sep 22nd, 2007, 1:31pm »
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As you can see in the shot, the ROW has been encroached on by the Steamtown Mall.  However, the tower here though silent, keeps it's vigil over the tracks.

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