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PHILIP
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DL&W Ballast
 
« on: Aug 29th, 2010, 12:01pm »
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Hey Guys,
Anyway I can findout what ballast was used on DL&W? Would it change from one area to another, i.e. PA going into NY?
I know the DL&W was a clean running RR.
Philip


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« Reply #1 on: Sep 20th, 2010, 10:48pm »
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on Aug 29th, 2010, 12:01pm, PHILIP wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey Guys,
Anyway I can findout what ballast was used on DL&W? Would it change from one area to another, i.e. PA going into NY?
I know the DL&W was a clean running RR.
Philip

 
That is a great question! How could we find that out? Taber? Some way else? Any takers?  
 
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 21st, 2010, 6:29pm »
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I know that the EL used alot of ballast from the quarries on the Gladstone branch.  It's no stretch to assume that the DL&W did the same. Much of it during EL days was used during the 70's when upgrading the main through the Pocono's.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 21st, 2010, 9:32pm »
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If it's of any help at all, here's an image I believe was posted to the ELHS mailing list. The ballast has been cleaned, as shown by the lighter colored rock on the outer edges of the track. The ballast cleaner cannot clean the rock between the rails apparently , as it's still dark and dirty. I bought both light and dark colored ballast for my model railroad and hope to reproduce this effect.    
 
Todd K. Stearns      


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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 21st, 2013, 5:17pm »
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Todd, do you or does any other member here know the location and timeframe of this shot? I'm just curious......and thanks!
 
Charlie


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 23rd, 2013, 8:04pm »
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Sorry, I have no idea.
 
Todd K Stearns


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« Reply #6 on: Apr 23rd, 2013, 9:32pm »
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Not a problem!!  

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