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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:16:02 - '2016050319143426623.jpg' 132 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The grade to the right was a short spur to a quarry that the Ma&Pa served.  
 
The grade on the left was the mainline.
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:15:00 - '2016050319132026547.jpg' 188 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The Ma&Pa RR grade is very straight through here. The railroad was known for its curves and sharp grades.  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:14:13 - '2016050319112226469.jpg' 126 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The center pier in the river. This was a substantial bridge!  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:13:28 - '2016050319102426383.jpg' 132 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
Now we are on the other side!  
 
The stone abutments still stand from the Ma&Pa's Gunpowder steel deck truss bridge #122. The bridge was built in 1901.  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:12:37 - '2016050319115026240.jpg' 162 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
Now we are on the other side! The center pier is in the river.  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:11:53 - '2016050319091026351.jpg' 159 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The stone abutments still stand from the Ma&Pa's Gunpowder steel deck truss bridge #122. The bridge was built in 1901.  
 
The center pier is in the middle of the Gunpowder River  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:11:10 - '2016050319082026244.jpg' 166 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The stone abutments still stand from the Ma&Pa's Gunpowder steel deck truss bridge #122. The bridge was built in 1901.  
 
Next to the stone abutment is part of the original narrow gauge abutment!  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:10:22 - '2016050319064726161.jpg' 168 KB
   
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The stone abutments still stand from the Ma&Pa's Gunpowder steel deck truss bridge #122  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:09:31 - '2016050319061026161.jpg' 154 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The stone abutments still stand from the Ma&Pa's Gunpowder steel deck truss bridge #122  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 23, 2016.

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Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: MD Division - By thebigham on 06/17/16 at 21:07:40 - '2016050218591326748.jpg' 188 KB
The Ma&Pa Historical Society has a hike on the Ma&Pa railroad grade each Spring. Here are my pics of the most recent hike.
 
Maryland & Pennsylvania Cromwell Bridge, MD
 
The cement footings for the Ma&Pa water tank near Cromwell Bridge Rd.  
 
The Ma&Pa's Maryland division was abandoned in 1958
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 22, 2016.

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Re: New Jersey's Rockaway Valley RR - By Raritan Clunker on 04/06/16 at 15:32:49 - 'RVRR.jpg' 273 KB
Here's one for now....when I post the other, we can compare and contrast.

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Re: New Jersey's Rockaway Valley RR - By Raritan Clunker on 04/04/16 at 15:39:28 - '010.jpg' 177 KB
And today, the trail is as rural, or more so, as it is not as wide open to farming and has been allowed to go back to nature in many spots. This particular view is a little bit past the halfway point in Far Hills, NJ on a County-maintained arboretum that was once an estate. I have walked this section, not realizing at the time though, that this was the RVRR, even though I knew about the RR and owned said book by Tabor! As you can see, it's beautiful country to take a walk on. What was difficult for trains to traverse, is easy for humans, even where it crosses streams.

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Re: New Jersey's Rockaway Valley RR - By Raritan Clunker on 04/04/16 at 15:35:09 - 'RockawayRRHist1.jpg' 118 KB
As you can see in this first photo, the ROW was EXTREMELY rural, and is still today (where McMansions , condo developments and highways haven't been built upon it). When it was built, this was farm country, and now it's where you live, assuming you make 6-7 digit salaries, so large tracts (mostly horse farms) help maintain the area from too much over-expansion.

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Re: New Jersey's Rockaway Valley RR - By Raritan Clunker on 04/04/16 at 15:29:24 - '10664489-large.jpg' 14 KB
As you can see, the RVRR (not to be confused with New Jersey's OTHER RVRR, the Rahway Valley RR, located to the east) was very what I would call (MA&PA RR-ish), as they had sharp curves, steep grades, and timber trestles, like the one pictured here.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:58:44 - '4-3.jpg' 124 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA  
   
Ma&PA rail in the road crossing by the still standing Laurel station which I did not take a picture of. Sorry!
 
Just a few hundred feet away id the Maryland & Pennsylvania Preservation Society based out of Muddy Creek Forks. They offer speeder rides from "MCF" to Laurel. They would love to buy the grade/track to the Laurel station but the current owner wants too much money.
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:54:53 - '3-3.jpg' 149 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA  
 
Some Ma&PA track is still in place at Laurel station area
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:53:35 - '2-3.jpg' 111 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA  
 
A 1910 builders plate is still on the bridge
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:52:46 - '1-3.jpg' 141 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA  
 
A bridge at the Laurel station area
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:46:25 - '9-2.jpg' 153 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA
 
A bridge just north of the Laurel station/bridge
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:45:44 - '8-2.jpg' 148 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
This is where the original line branched off from the relaignment near the Laurel station area
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:43:56 - '7-2.jpg' 148 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
The 3rd new steel bridge on the realignment
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:37:30 - '6-2.jpg' 142 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
The 2nd steel bridge
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:36:36 - '5-2.jpg' 144 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
Another rockcut
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:35:06 - '4.jpg' 147 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
The first of the new 3 steel bridges
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:34:07 - '3-2.jpg' 140 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
Now we are on the new line! One of the new rock cuts
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.  
 


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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:31:31 - '2-2.jpg' 145 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
Part of the sharp S curve. This is where the old line crosses the new alignment
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:29:53 - '1-2.jpg' 126 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA    
   
On the other side of the creek. The original line had a sharp S curve after the wooden trestle which slowed down trains
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:27:40 - '9.jpg' 122 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Laurel, PA  
   
Where the original wooden trestle was on the original alignment
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:26:06 - '8.jpg' 134 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
   
The original line before the realignment. Pretty straight through here
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:24:17 - '7.jpg' 141 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
   
Curves everywhere with old ties on the left
   
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:10:22 - '6.jpg' 135 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
 
Leaving Fenmore as the grade curves towards The Devil's Backbone
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:06:56 - '4-2.jpg' 131 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
 
A better view of the rock cut
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:05:19 - '3.jpg' 151 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
 
An old culvert under someone's driveway
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:04:01 - '2.jpg' 145 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA  
 
A rock cut near the station
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: PA Division - By thebigham on 11/15/15 at 21:02:47 - '1.jpg' 121 KB
Maryland & Pennsylvania RR: Fenmore, PA
 
The local highway is on the exMa&Pa grade as we approach Fenmore.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 25, 2015.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 07/29/07 at 10:32:32 - 'YSGNEW.jpg' 91 KB
Another view of the train crossing Main Street in Sugar Grove. This view seems to have better detail and appears to have been taken at a different time of year-note the grass in front of the coach and the leaves on the trees not present in the first photo. Scanned from a postcard won on eBay, not postally used.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 07/19/07 at 17:46:41 - 'YSG_BUS.jpg' 260 KB
Finally, a scan of a photocopy from the Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal of one of the railbuses that served the line in its final years. Since my initial posts, I've learned that there was a wye in Sugar Grove, installed south of the Seminary (in picture #3) in 1916. Initially the buses were backed up on the 12 mile line from Sugar Grove to Youngsville. However, the buses didn't have enough power in reverse gear to tackle some of the hills so the wye was installed at a late date to allow for turning of the buses for their return trip to Youngsville.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 07/18/07 at 18:01:00 - 'ysg_stock.jpg' 56 KB
Last, but not least, a stock coupon issued on July 1, 1918. Conicidentally, 35 years to the day prior to my birth.
 
I believe I've got the corporate history down now. Originally organized at the "Youngsville & Sugar Grove Street Railway" the railroad was reorganized as part of the "Warren County Traction Company" and finally operated as the "Panama Traction Company" before going to a sheriff's sale in the spring of 1920.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 07/18/07 at 17:55:00 - 'ysg_ticket.jpg' 94 KB
To add to this topic, here's a ticket from the third and final incarnation of this railroad:

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Re: Walking the Wilkes Barre & Eastern - By mike_nepa on 06/28/07 at 10:01:28 - 'Ricketts.jpg' 23 KB
on Feb 20th, 2006, 7:09pm, Lou_D. wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Charlie,I don't know about topo maps,but on a terraserver[Microsoft Virtual Earth],I followed what definately appears to be a rail line.It crosses below the south tip of what you call Ganoga lake,it almost looks like it goes [went..] right across what could have been the dam..I followed it all the way to near Lock Haven going west,and the Lehman Golf Course going east.I haven't had time to try to pick it up past the golf course. It pretty much paralells 118,and crosses it in several places.

 
 
I did some research in the area. My Topo program shows an old RR grade in that area. I looked it up using my SPV atlas and sure enough here it is. It was a Lehigh Valley line and there is a branch of it that does go to Gangoa Lake.
Next time we go to the state park we will have to check it out.
 
Mike


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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:44:16 - 'YSG9_2.jpg' 44 KB
Closeup of the Y&SG crew, personnel unknown.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:35:44 - 'YSG7.jpg' 62 KB
From a photo my father had copied, unknown location. Note how the standard gauge gondola dwarfs the diminutive ex-NYC El loco.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:32:50 - 'YSG6.jpg' 100 KB
Looking back east (from where we just came) here's one last view of the street running trackage in Youngsville. In the foreground the tracks will soon start veering left (north) on their way to Sugar Grove.
 
Scanned from a postcard won on Ebay, postmarked "Harrisburg & Erie R.P.O.", dated Oct. 14, 1910.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:30:01 - 'YSG5.jpg' 98 KB
Closer to downtown Youngsville, here's another view of the bridge seen in the second picture. When I was young, I always wondered why the walkway on that bridge was so wide. Now I know, I never imagined that it carried the ROW of the Y&SG.
 
Scanned from a postcard won on Ebay, not postally used.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:26:42 - 'YSG4.jpg' 91 KB
The Y&SG connected with the DAV&P at the DAV&P depot on Oak Street in Youngsville. After leaving the depot, the Y&SG rails ran along Youngsville's Main Street, as we have already seen in the second picture. Here are a couple of postcard views of the street trackage in Youngsville.  
 
Scanned from a postcard won on Ebay, postmarked Youngsville, PA Sep. 13, 1912.
 
Approaching the town:

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 12:04:28 - 'YSG3.jpg' 107 KB
Here's the Sugar Grove Seminary, built in 1883, torn down in 1963. Note the Y&SG train on the right. The train is about a block and a half from the location shown in the first photo.
 
Personal aside-I attended elementary school (grades 1-4) in this building. The (then) new school was built directly behind where the seminary stood.
 
Scanned from a postcard purchased by my father at an antique shop in Sharon, PA. Unable to makeout date on blurred postmark, card was postmarked in Sugar Grove, correspondence dated May 25, 1911.

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Re: Youngsville & Sugar Grove (PA) Railroad 1905-1920 - By Aa3rt on 05/04/07 at 11:53:10 - 'YSG2_1.jpg' 105 KB
Here are both passenger cars in one train, headed west in "downtown" Youngsville. After crossing the bridge on the left in the photo, the railroad veers to the right and heads north to Sugar Grove.
 
Scanned from a postcard won on Ebay, postmarked Pittsfield, PA, Aug. 8, 1911(?)-date not too clear.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/25/07 at 23:06:30 - 'sny115.jpg' 50 KB
Finally, a builders photo of the #115. Strangely, I can't find a construction number for this loco. #115 was built by Baldwin in 1913 for the S&NY and at one point during her service was rebuilt in the Lehigh Valley shops in Sayre, PA, approximately 20 miles north of the road's northern terminus in Towanda.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/25/07 at 23:02:06 - 'sny109_2.jpg' 48 KB
on Apr 22nd, 2007, 5:08pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Good stuff there Aa3rt. Thanks for sharing.
CHESSIEMIKE

 
Thanks for the kind words CHESSIEMIKE. Here are a couple of more:
 
S&NY 109 again, this time with a log loader and log train. Sorry for the grainy photo, the postcard has a date of August 31, 1910 on the back.


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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/22/07 at 10:18:17 - 'IMAGE14.jpg' 53 KB
A couple of other photos I misplaced when originally posting:
 
The Lehigh Valley maintained trackage rights over the S&NY from Towanda to Monroeton to connect with their "State Line & Sullivan" branch to Dushore, in Sullivan County. From a LONG time ago, here's an ornate 4-6-0, built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in April of 1879, C/N 692. The locomotive is lettered for the "S. L. & S. R. R." and named "North Mountain" and eventually became the Lehigh Valley's #283. This locomotive was scrapped in the early 1900's.

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Washington, Brandywine & Point Lookout Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 22:51:39 - 'WBPTL.jpg' 277 KB
A little known short line in southern Maryland, the Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout ran from a connection with the PRR's Pope's Creek subdivision in Brandywine, Prince George's County through a small portion of Charles County and terminated in Mechanicsville, in St. Mary's County. Here's WB&PtL locomotive #5, their only steamer for some time, on September 1, 1934. This engine was built by Baldwin in 1924 and was sold to the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington in 1938. This view of #5 was taken in Mechanicsville, MD.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 22:46:22 - 'TICKET1.jpg' 24 KB
Finally, a ticket good from the northern terminus of the line in Towanda, to Marsh Hill Junction, where the S&NYs trackage rights over the PRR began.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 22:44:48 - 'PASS2.jpg' 64 KB
A second flimsy paper pass basically stating the passes issued in 1939 would be honored through 1940. Typewritten on the back are the names of the Susquehanna and New York Railroad Co., the Tionesta Valley Railway Company and the Leetonia Railway Company. All were owned by the United States Leather Company, itself a division of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company. All were headquartered in Williamsport, PA.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 22:40:22 - 'PASS1.jpg' 64 KB
A couple of passes from the S&NY, from 1939 with the year and Susquehanna emblem in gold:

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 21:14:58 - 'IMAGE13.jpg' 64 KB
S&NY caboose #15, shown in Towanda, PA on Nov. 20, 1937. Some of you may recognize this car as it is now found at the Arcade & Attica.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 21:13:33 - 'IMAGE8.jpg' 57 KB
S&NY #118, another former New York Central locomotive, built by Schenectady in 1903, C/N 27,137 as NYC # 2699, purchased by the S&NY in 1926.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 21:11:31 - 'IMAGE9.jpg' 51 KB
S&NY #117, a 2-6-0, built by Schenectady in 1900 for the NYC, their number 1748, C/N 5490.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 21:04:32 - 'IMAGE5.jpg' 87 KB
After the S&NY was abandoned, the #116 went on to serve on the Meridian and Bigbee River in Mississippi. Happily, the locomotive survives today at the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in Meridian.
 
You can see the #116 today. Check out: LINK URL

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 20:54:20 - 'IMAGE3.jpg' 202 KB
S&NY # 112, built by Baldwin in 1906, C/N 27,270. This engine was sold to he CPL in 1913 and became their #69. I have a model (well, a reasonable facsimilie) of this engine, built from a MDC kit.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 20:50:42 - 'IMAGE10.jpg' 53 KB
S&NY #109, a 3-truck Shay, built in 1903, C/N 792. This locomotive was sold to the CPL in 1913 and became their #65.

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 20:47:06 - 'IMAGE11.jpg' 57 KB
S&NY #105, a class A-1 4-4-0, purchased from the PRR in 1903:

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Re: The Susquehanna & New York Railroad - By Aa3rt on 04/18/07 at 20:44:20 - 'IMAGE12.jpg' 56 KB
Here's S&NY locomotive # 104, a 2-8-0 of Pennsylvania Railroad heritage:

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Re: Walking the Wilkes Barre & Eastern - By sleauber on 02/03/07 at 21:32:44 - 'reeders.jpg' 53 KB
If anyone is sill out there.  I Talked to my grandfather today and he said that he remembers my greatgrand father saying that the old reeders station was between the general store and the old hotel (now a resturant).  This maked sence because it would be on the home run to Mountain sprins lake houses and the camel back climb as I remember.  I will try to post a ppic. of the old station that I found in cyber space.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By S-12_Dave on 01/04/07 at 06:41:20 - 'My.logo.jpg' 20 KB
Another resource we have now is "Penn Pilot"....fantastic aerial photo's that were all shot in 1939. Wilkes-Barre area railroads during the 1960's is my primary modeling interest as well. Just do a Google search on the site....it's a little "tricky" to use, but once you get the hang of it....it's like a window into the past.....fantastic.
 
Dave  

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Re: Wharton Northern rr - By hummel1237 on 12/27/06 at 19:56:22 - 'jimWharton_Northerntwo_738x421.jpg' 53 KB
Pic #2
 
Jim...  

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Wharton Northern rr - By hummel1237 on 12/27/06 at 19:55:28 - 'jimwhartonnorthernone_734x479.jpg' 50 KB
Does anyone know anything about the Wharton Northern?  My friend Ron found these old pics and is trying to find out who the people are (he's sure they're relatives). Any info would be great!
 
Jim...  
 
pic #1

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Re: Walking the Rondout & Oswego - By eehiv on 10/11/06 at 11:11:43 - 'DSCF1377a.jpg' 88 KB
We have been clearing this section of the line this summer. More pictures can be found under: Regional Area Operations/Eastern New York & New England/Kingston NY Catskill Branch:
 
 
LINK URL
 
and here:
 
LINK URL
 
Here is an updated photo of the same area (Station Road crossing in Pine Hill, MP 39.8 ) shown above.  
 
The annual NARCOA track car meet on the D&U was extended onto this section of track this year.  After traversing the D&U, the meet went east from Highmount 1.6 miles to the "end of track" just before the Station Road crossing in Pine Hill (pictured below). The Station Road crossing has been removed, and we are working to have it put back in so the track car meet can be extended next year.
 
We continued cutting another .9 miles past this point to the Giggle Hollow bridge. We plan to continue clearing the line east towards Big Indian early next year.
 
Ernie Hunt
Volunteer, Catskill Mountain RR

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 08:22:01 - 'wilkessecondward2a.jpg' 102 KB
Last one I have. I missed this section on the east tour above. This one is just east of Scott street.
 
 
John

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 08:14:46 - 'wilkes15thward3_001a.jpg' 132 KB
West again, at South Main st crossing near current day Solomon industries. LV and CNJ tracks would be headed railroad east towards Franklin Jct (compass west).

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 08:06:18 - 'wilkes11thand13thmap6a.jpg' 159 KB
West again.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 08:02:26 - 'wilkes11thand13thmap5a.jpg' 199 KB
West of above.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 07:58:31 - 'wilkes11thand13thmap4a.jpg' 155 KB
West of South street.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/16/06 at 07:50:28 - 'wilkes6thward4a.jpg' 145 KB
West of Market street.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/15/06 at 18:11:10 - 'wilkessecondward5a.jpg' 87 KB
Last one for now.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/15/06 at 18:08:27 - 'wilkessecondward3a.jpg' 134 KB
Next.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/15/06 at 18:04:20 - 'wilkesthirdward6a.jpg' 84 KB
East of the last map portion I posted.

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Re: Wilkes-Barre rail yards - By JhnZ33 on 07/15/06 at 18:00:47 - 'wilkesthirdward5a.jpg' 108 KB
Another map, east of E. Market street

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Re: Akron and Barberton Belt - By dansapo on 05/12/06 at 10:20:06 - 'ABB_1203_BrewsterOct_2003_1116x706.jpg' 122 KB
Sitting in the dead line at Brewster Oct 2002

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Re: A&BBRR / ABC Railway #1501 - By DogDad on 05/08/06 at 15:40:06 - 'ABC1501-02.jpg' 167 KB
As of yesterday, Sunday, May7, 2006,  the 1501 looked to be alive and well!
 
She was sitting in front of the Engine House in Barberton, headed west, and  
tied to the string of cars left over from Fridays operations.
 
Linked Image: http://C:\DocumentsandSettings\Owner\MyDocuments\MyPictures\2006Trains\ABC1501-02.JPG
 
The current W&LE paint scheme is a little "drab" if compared to some of the
former A&BBRR colors; but the Engine appears to be in service and  
ready to roll on Monday.
 
No sign of the 1502, the 1203, nor the Cabin Car.
 
The RR Office has been almost crowded off it's downtown lot by a new ramp and  
highway overpass ... begs the question of "Will the Office remain where it is?"

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Wilkes-Barre & Eastern pictures - By mike_nepa on 05/07/06 at 09:21:48 - '100_6043_Small.jpg' 78 KB
This is where the tracks are severed. I think this is Suscon Road. Beyond this point we saw a sign that indicated an explosive factory is near.

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Wilkes-Barre & Eastern pictures - By mike_nepa on 05/07/06 at 09:20:03 - '100_6030_Small.jpg' 118 KB
This is continuing on from Suscon road

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Wilkes-Barre & Eastern pictures - By mike_nepa on 05/07/06 at 09:18:37 - '100_6016_Small.jpg' 77 KB
Here is a picture of the tracks crossing a road.
Up to this point from Dupont the tracks were mainly clear but from here there is much more growth.

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Wilkes-Barre & Eastern pictures - By mike_nepa on 05/07/06 at 09:16:39 - 'Suscon.jpg' 147 KB
Some of the pictures you posted look very similar to a walk my brother and I took yesterday. We followed what was the Erie from Dupont down to Suscon road. Maps I have indicate it was part of the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern shared with the Erie.  The tracks are abandoned but someone is keeping them up by cutting down trees and debris along the ROW.
I plan to post the series of pictures on my website.
 
LINK URL
 
Here is a topo map of our walk using a GPS unit.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By XPLORER on 01/21/06 at 16:30:21 - 'wbe_station_Kingston.jpg' 19 KB
This pic looks bad but what a find.
The WB&E Station in Kingston

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 23:19:40 - 'WBE_103.jpg' 103 KB
Here's a pic of XPLORER "Rick"[First Mate??] taken looking toward the overpass.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 23:13:20 - 'WBE_101.jpg' 117 KB
Here's a pic looking north from the former site of the Suscon overpass.This track runs several miles down to an area near Walmart in Pittston.There was,,[IS??] a long "S" curve in the track halfway down the mountain[this pic is several hundred feet above the last] that ran along the edge of the now abandoned Independent Explosives company.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 23:07:13 - 'WBE_097.jpg' 116 KB
Here's a pic of a branchline just to the right of the abutment pic Bill Branches posted.This was the connection with the D&H,and was also a mine connection.There was also a small yard behind the abutment.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:59:44 - 'WBE_091.jpg' 116 KB
Here's the same location,taken from below.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:57:40 - 'WBE_090.jpg' 116 KB
This is the crossing in Laflin,near the old D&H TOFC site,visible in the far right of the pic..

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:54:35 - 'WBE_086.jpg' 140 KB
Same location,other way..

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:52:57 - 'WBE_083.jpg' 151 KB
Here's a pic of the crossing at Saylor Ave in Plains.

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Re: Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:50:14 - 'WBE_079.jpg' 138 KB
Here's a pic facing the other way,same location..

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Pics of the Wilkes Barre and Eastern - By Lou_D. on 01/16/06 at 22:48:40 - 'WBE_080.jpg' 130 KB
Here's a few pics that XPLORER and I took on Sunday.The weather was AWFUL,so we didn't really get to do much,so we used the day to scout out where we thought the ROW was.We had a very sucessful day,and pretty much found out that all the old timers I talked to pretty much had NO idea where it ran!!LOL!!! I also made a few eye opening discoveries on my computer.Most of us think of the WB&E as being a long lost,long gone railroad.WELL...It may be lost,but it's certainly far from GONE...Using the Microsoft "Virtual Earth" Terraserver,I was able to follow the ALMOST COMPLETELY INTACT mainline from Suscon to just east of RT33 in Stroudsburg.It appears that,except for a few minor areas that have been destroyed by quarries and highway construction,the entire ROW,and apparently,almost all of the track,is still there.The main thing is,it's located 100 yards beyond NOWHERE.I spent quit a bit of time chasing the ROW on the computer so far,now that I know where it runs,I'm going to see if there are any roads near it,so we can get some pics of it in the spring.Most of the track has at least 2 or more miles between it and any kind of access,it's really remote.WE were sucessful in mapping out exactly where the line runs here in the valley,with the exception of a small section right at the very beginning in Plains.Here's a pic of the ROW heading toward William st. in Plains. .

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Re: Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 13:04:43 - 'Rrrr-006.jpg' 177 KB
We finish this little trip back in time with #5 leading two more SW-900's and a very long freight. The end is still in the yard. After seeing these pictures it really hits home as to how much we've lost. Paul has these and other slides and photos for sale. Contact him at   pmcarp5@ptd.net
Photo by Paul Carpenito. Posted with his permission.     George Picyk

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Re: Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 12:56:41 - 'Rrrr-005.jpg' 195 KB
This duo has #6 in the lead at South Amboy. July,1974. Photo by Paul Carpenito. Posted with his permission.    George Picyk

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Re: Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 12:52:29 - 'Rrrr-004.jpg' 172 KB
Here's another picture of #3. July,1974. Photo by Paul Carpenito. Posted with his permission.    George Picyk

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Re: Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 12:46:56 - 'Rrrr-003.jpg' 219 KB
Here we see SW-900 #3 at South Amboy leading a triple header,July,1974. Photo by Paul Carpenito. Posted with his permission.   George Picyk


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Re: Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 12:38:03 - 'Rrrr-002.jpg' 150 KB
Here's a shot of SW-900 #5 working at South Amboy on that July day in 1974.
Poto by Paul Carpenito. Posted with his permission.
George Picyk

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Raritan River Rail Road 5 - By gpicyk on 11/22/05 at 12:28:42 - 'Rrrr-001.jpg' 100 KB
On a day in July, 1974, Paul Carpenito ventured to South Amboy to catch the Raritan River Rail Road in action. Here are a few shots taken on that day. Thanks Paul.
Done with permission of Paul Carpenito    George Picyk

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Re: Trains in and Near Salisbury,MD? - By Charlie_O on 09/14/05 at 00:15:43 - 'Tracks_FortMiles.jpg' 113 KB
Can't remember where I heard this, but I believe that Ft Miles was served by PRR 0-6-0 switchers.  Will try and confirm that tho.
 
I've vacationed at Cape Henlopen quite often and have photo'd a few remnants of her RR past (as well as the QARR's old Vulcan switcher).
 
In this pic, the spring pollen highlights a remaining stretch of rail at Ft Miles...


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