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A remnant of the Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway
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JhnZ33
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Re: A remnant of the Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Rai
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« Reply #20 on: Apr 4th, 2006, 10:55am »
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Another view of the front.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #21 on: Apr 4th, 2006, 10:56am »
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Front view from near road.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #22 on: Apr 4th, 2006, 10:57am »
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A view of the back from across the road.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #23 on: Apr 4th, 2006, 11:04am »
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This is a shot from behind the previous shot, slightly to the left from the last picture.
 
I took this shot because of all the railroad ties strewn about. Could these be remnants of the track that once passed through this area for the WBHRR?


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 9th, 2006, 9:09pm »
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A photo of the WBHRR/CNJ Backtrack overpass in Ashley, PA.
 
The CNJ RR passed over the WBHRR at this point on it's route to and from the Ashley yards.
 
This overpass is located between the I-81 southbound lanes and the route 309 southbound lanes.


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 9th, 2006, 9:16pm »
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A closer look at the north side of the overpass.
 
Note the date above the portal, 1903, the first year of operation of the WBHRR.


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #26 on: Apr 9th, 2006, 9:20pm »
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The south side of the overpass.

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Josh U.
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Re: A remnant of the Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Rai
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 13th, 2006, 9:12pm »
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Here's a shot of one of the concrete overpasses, in part of the horseshoe curve near Kis Lyn. Taken last summer.  The orange water flowing under it is from the Jeddo Mine Tunnel.

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Exploring the old WB & H, and looking for old pictures of the right of way.
JhnZ33
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 8:57pm »
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I was out with the quad today to take some pics in the Sugar Notch area. I have been interested in trying to trace the WBHRR route from Sugar Notch to Georgetown and Wilkes-Barre, though not too much is plainly visible.
 
I found the area where the WBHRR curved down towards Sugar Notch affording the "grand view" of the Wyoming Valley below. I have taken some pics of the area.
 
This picture is the first thing I saw when approaching the area. It looks like 2 culverts for the creek running through it, with the WBHRR ROW above. Although, I can't understand the large difference in materials used for the 2 culverts. I would suspect one is a bit older than the other being it is constructed out of stone.
 
The only thing I could see that would explain this would be that on the other side there is what looks to be the remains of some sort of dam and concrete structure (long out of service), which could have been a resevoir for something, I don't know.


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:01pm »
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A closer view of the culverts

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #30 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:05pm »
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A view of the concrete structure on the other side of the ROW

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #31 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:10pm »
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The remains of the concrete dam wall

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #32 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:18pm »
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A view of the ROW from near Route 81. THe ROW crosses over 81 to the former bridge over Solomon's creek near the Brass Rail restaurant.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #33 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:29pm »
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A view looking North/northeast where the WBHRR ROW crosses route 81 on it way down to the bridge at Solomon's creek. You could just see route 81 through the overgrowth.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #34 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:34pm »
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A view of the ROW heading towards the rock cut of Wilkes-Barre mountain near Sugar Notch

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #35 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:39pm »
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The rock cut looking south

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #36 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:45pm »
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Another view looking south. We are approaching route 81 where the ROW follows along side the road embankment (for the most part) up to the north side of the tunnel through Penobscot mountain.
 
The ROW is on your right and route 81 can just be seen on your left


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #37 on: Apr 19th, 2006, 9:51pm »
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Last one for now.
 
A view of the valley (albeit a terrible one) from the WBHRR ROW looking towards Sugar Notch. This view shows the creek which flows through the culverts under the ROW and the recent land grading below.


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RDG484
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« Reply #38 on: Apr 20th, 2006, 1:15pm »
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That reminds me; whenever I get the chance, I might take some photos of the old Liberty Bell Route ROW from Norristown to Allentown.  A lot if it still exists, 55 years later, much of it still marked by the Electric Co. pole line.

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« Reply #39 on: Apr 20th, 2006, 6:47pm »
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John,
You are right on with the ROW. I can get you to the LVRR and out to the Cannonball
(the tunnel) from there where you shot those pics. You could see the row across 81 on route to Gtown as plain as day just follow the power lines.
RR


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