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Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition
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Guess The Location - The Lackawanna Edition
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« on: Jan 5th, 2011, 11:22am »
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Since this has proven so popular since we started this on the Lehigh Valley forum (5 years and running!), I thought I'd "bring it on over" to add some interesting content to this forum.
 
So, first up, I'll lob a softball and see what kind of interest we stir up. Put on your thinking caps, Lackawanna fans!
 
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 6th, 2011, 6:44pm »
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No concrete?? Hmmmm.........
 
North Jersey area?
 
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 6th, 2011, 7:49pm »
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on Jan 6th, 2011, 6:44pm, charlie6017 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
No concrete?? Hmmmm.........
 
North Jersey area?
 
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The DL&W existed for 110 years..
For the first half of it's existence, *everything* was not concrete!
 
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 6th, 2011, 8:08pm »
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Passaic River on the P&D? (Gladstone NJ line)

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 10th, 2011, 10:56am »
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Sorry for the delay in responding, guys....Yes, NEFAN got it, it's the original Millington Gorge tressle on the P&D (Gladstone Branch). Anyone else have a photo to share?
 
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 10th, 2011, 3:52pm »
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Here's one

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 11th, 2011, 11:06am »
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I'm pretty good with my "Truesdale Tower" locations, so let me see.....Is that Port Morris, NJ ("UN") tower, looking eastbound?...I think that's the Landing Rd. bridge in the background, but the foreground looks too weed covered to be.....If it is though, this had to be taken between the time the Cut Off was removed, and NJT moved to Port Morris and "cleaned up" the area.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 11th, 2011, 8:17pm »
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I figured that someone would guess Port Morris. Sorry incorrect. It is in NJ, but the location is farther east.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 11th, 2011, 11:29pm »
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Oh, OK, but east? I see no catenary, and the wire (then) stopped at West Dover (and there were no towers between PM and there), and none on the Boonton Branch, unless you count West End Tower (again, no catenary).
Unless you have very well concealed the wire (and then bravo to you for making this one tuff, the way they should be!), so instead of cheating and going to my DL&W Facilities book, I'll sleep on this one for now....
 
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 5:59pm »
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This is post abandonment. Not only the rails were removed.

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« Reply #10 on: Jan 12th, 2011, 11:27pm »
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OK, post-abandonment, east of Port Morris are the clues.........
 
Alright, then it's gotta be West End, but the foreground AND background details STILL don't match up for my "comfort".........This is a good one!
 
******OK, not 5 minutes after logging off last night and making my guess, it came to me! I sat down, dejected that I could not identify the tower, and it came to me. I will PM you the correct answer NEFAN, so that hopefully some of the other Lackawanna fans that want to play can take a shot at guessing.********
 
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 13th, 2011, 6:32pm »
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FFW-1 figured it out. Here are a few additional hints for anyone else who would like to guess
 
Picture is from 1981. The tower stood at the end of a branch that is now a through route for NJ Transit.


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« Reply #12 on: Jan 17th, 2011, 7:28pm »
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Either the Lackawanna fans area asleep or none are from Jersey!
 
Here is another hint.  
 
The tower controlled the switches to this station before it was replaced in the early 80"s


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« Reply #13 on: Jan 17th, 2011, 8:53pm »
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I'm not from NJ... so I haven't a clue where that location is. Sorry...

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 8:37am »
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Matthew -
 
That's OK, you get a pass, LOL!
 
I agree, I too am "ashamed" of the other Lackawanna fans here, this is there chance to "test their mettle"! C'mon, don't be afraid to guess!
 
Great shot,btw.......I'll give the guys a hint, if that's OK.....There is still a station on NJT with this name, though it's a few hundred feet away from where it (this picture) was. And technically, it's still there, it's just not a train station anymore.


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« Reply #15 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 11:04am »
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How about Montclaire, NJ?

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« Reply #16 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 11:08am »
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Not from Jersey, I've been watching the thread but have absolutely no idea

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« Reply #17 on: Jan 18th, 2011, 12:18pm »
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I'm from as far west as you could get on the Lackawanna, but my first thought (for a completely unknown reason) was also Montclaire. I was surprised to see Ashely John's answer!
 
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on Jan 18th, 2011, 12:18pm, Henry wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I'm from as far west as you could get on the Lackawanna, but my first thought (for a completely unknown reason) was also Montclaire. I was surprised to see Ashely John's answer!
 
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Yeah, if it wasn't for the location being part of the file name of the photo, I would have never had a clue  


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Looks like I gave a "better" clue than I thought! Gotta check those file names!
 
Yes, it is Montclair NJ which was the terminal for the Montclair branch. The wires and rails were removed when I took the photos, which made it more difficult.  
 
Here is what replaced it. Yuk.


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