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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 #60 on: Jun 4th, 2006, 10:42pm »
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on Jun 3rd, 2006, 8:51am, JhnZ33 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Please snap a picture of it and post it if you wouldn't mind.

 
Here it is. Like I said, it's not very intact, only recognizable.


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #61 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 4:07am »
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on Jun 4th, 2006, 10:42pm, Josh U. wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Here it is. Like I said, it's not very intact, only recognizable.

 
Thanks for posting the picture. I gotta get Xplorer to post a pic of the one we found.
 
 
John


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XPLORER
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« Reply #62 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 10:17pm »
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on Jun 5th, 2006, 4:07am, JhnZ33 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Thanks for posting the picture. I gotta get Xplorer to post a pic of the one we found.
 
 
John

 
John,
I got the hint. LOL So here is 2 pics of it. Enjoy Josh. BTW good work.
RR


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« Reply #63 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 10:17pm »
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Now the crappy view

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Grey_Beard
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« Reply #64 on: Jun 5th, 2006, 11:02pm »
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May I make a suggestion?  If you would include something like a ruler or a quarter dollar in your photos, people would have an easier time judging the scale of the object. I know what insulators look like because I've seen/handled lots of them, but some people, kids mostly, aren't as familiar with stuff like that as we are.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #65 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 4:17am »
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on Jun 5th, 2006, 10:17pm, XPLORER wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
John,
I got the hint. LOL So here is 2 pics of it. Enjoy Josh. BTW good work.
RR

 
LOL. I figured sooner or later you'd get a pic of it in here.  
 
When you get a chance, could you reshoot and repost the pic with a ruler or tape measure for reference?  
 
Thanks, John


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« Reply #66 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 6:12am »
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[quote author=Grey_Beard link=board=Traction;num=1053481726;start=60#64 date=06/05/06 at 23:02:51]May I make a suggestion?  If you would include something like a ruler or a quarter dollar in your photos, people would have an easier time judging the scale of the object.
 
Grey Beard,
Sorry. I don't model so I don't think about it but a good idea. I'll try to keep this in mind when I do this in the future. Here you go.
RR


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #67 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 7:23am »
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Thanks Rick! Now that's service!
 
 
John


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Grey_Beard
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« Reply #68 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 10:57am »
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GREAT!  A hundred years from now, someone is going to be glad to piece together the past with greater accuracy.


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Josh U.
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« Reply #69 on: Jun 6th, 2006, 1:45pm »
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on Jun 5th, 2006, 11:02pm, Grey_Beard wrote:       (Click here for original message)
May I make a suggestion?  If you would include something like a ruler or a quarter dollar in your photos, people would have an easier time judging the scale of the object. I know what insulators look like because I've seen/handled lots of them, but some people, kids mostly, aren't as familiar with stuff like that as we are.

 
Good idea. I'll try and get another pic as soon as I can.  


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #70 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 3:14pm »
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Rick (XPLORER) and I took a quick jaunt out to the WB&HRR ROW in the Mountain Top area today. We started at Nuangola station intending to try and get to the south portal of the tunnel through Penobscot mountain, but it seemed every road we took was a dead end. After trying to chase a way to the portal by vehicle and meeting a dead end every time, after about a half hour (not really having a lot of time for exploring), we finally gave up and decided to concentrate our little time we had available to the ROW south of the fire station.  
 
We proceeded south along Henry drive to cover as much as we could. Although I didn't take a picture of it, the first thing we saw on our left was the Nuangola powerhouse, identical for the most part to the one at Georgetown.
 
Just a little past the powerhouse, we came upon a bridge over, I believe, Little Wapwallopen Creek. The concrete abutments are original, but we are almost positive the bridge sitting atop of them is not.


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #71 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 3:18pm »
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On the south approach to the bridge, it looks as though under the timber above, sits a tie from the line.

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JhnZ33
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« Reply #72 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 3:32pm »
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Next we came upon the highway overpass abutments near the Ice Lakes. A before and after, and although not taken at the same angle, you can see the abutmants and area were the ice harvest spur was in the background.
 
(View looking North)


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Warren_Thompson
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« Reply #73 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 3:57pm »
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on Jun 10th, 2006, 3:32pm, JhnZ33 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Next we came upon the highway overpass abutments near the Ice Lakes. A before and after, and although not taken at the same angle, you can see the abutmants and area were the ice harvest spur was in the background.

 
While many see it as progress, every time I see a railroad RoW converted to a road or trail, I shed a tear. We have two such examples here in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania: the former Pennsy branch to Conewago Junction and the Cornwall RR/Reading/Conrail line to Cornwall that served an ore mine and an Alcoa plant.
 
An old interurban RoW makes me especially sad (I live on a street in Lebanon where the Hershey Transit once ran on what is now a grass median) ....


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JhnZ33
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on Jun 10th, 2006, 3:57pm, Warren_Thompson wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
While many see it as progress, every time I see a railroad RoW converted to a road or trail, I shed a tear. We have two such examples here in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania: the former Pennsy branch to Conewago Junction and the Cornwall RR/Reading/Conrail line to Cornwall that served an ore mine and an Alcoa plant.
 
An old interurban RoW makes me especially sad (I live on a street in Lebanon where the Hershey Transit once ran on what is now a grass median) ....

 
Here, here!


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JhnZ33
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« Reply #75 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 6:01pm »
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From the bridge, we moved onto Pineview Station platform where we found that someone had erected a sign similar to what stood there when the line was in operation and a wooden box/plaque with a little history of the line and the station we were at.

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« Reply #76 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 6:06pm »
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A view of the box/plaque and the information it contains.

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« Reply #77 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 6:20pm »
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Another before and after view at Pineview Station.

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« Reply #78 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 6:39pm »
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At Blytheburn, we found the station platform that Josh attempted to take pictures of (posted in this thread) which was too overgrown to snap a picture of (we plan to do so in the fall).  
 
We then came upon the concrete overpass at Blytheburn. Once again, a before and after (top one taken in 1970's, bottom one present day).


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« Reply #79 on: Jun 10th, 2006, 7:52pm »
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on May 20th, 2003, 9:48pm, duplexdrive wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is what remains of Blytheburn lake. In the distance you can see that the bridge over the entrance to the lake is still in place!

 
After exploring this area today, I need to correct the information provided by duplexdrive. This bridge is NOT over Blytheburn lake, but over Big Wapwallopen Creek. The ROW never spanned any part of this lake.
 
The photo below, taken from the book "Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway", shows the same bridge as is posted by duplexdrive in the first post of this thread. Photo was taken in 1970.


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