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Laurel Line not a Fallen Flag?
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Frank_D
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« Reply #200 on: Aug 14th, 2009, 1:53pm »
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We got a few photos of the trolley at Connell Junction this morning.

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« Reply #201 on: Aug 14th, 2009, 1:55pm »
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Heading south, passing the old bridge abutments.

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« Reply #202 on: Aug 14th, 2009, 1:56pm »
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About a half hour later, northbound, near milepost3.

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« Reply #203 on: Aug 14th, 2009, 1:58pm »
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Passing Milepost 3, heading north.

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MrScott1964
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« Reply #204 on: Aug 14th, 2009, 2:33pm »
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I'm really suprised that the name Laurel Line isn't on that trolley car...It should be. Or at least have 1 trolley in Laurel Line Colors.

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Frank_D
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« Reply #205 on: Aug 17th, 2009, 1:42pm »
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We lucked out this morning, and caught a freight train passing milepost 3.

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« Reply #206 on: Aug 17th, 2009, 1:43pm »
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There were a pair of diesels pushing a half dozen covered hoppers south.

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« Reply #207 on: Aug 17th, 2009, 1:46pm »
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The train recedes in the distance, crossing a bridge over Stafford Meadow Brook. We hung around near Connell Junction for over an hour hoping we'd catch the return trip, but that didn't happen.

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« Reply #208 on: Sep 6th, 2009, 1:53pm »
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We caught Philadelphia Suburban no. 80 this morning passing the bridge abutment at Meadow Lake Road.

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« Reply #209 on: Sep 6th, 2009, 1:55pm »
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A short time later we caught no. 80 northbound by the bridge abutments near Connell Junction.

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« Reply #210 on: Sep 6th, 2009, 8:30pm »
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We rode the morning and afternoon trollies. Looks like you can see remnants of the original laurel line in the rotted ties in the foreground of your photo.
 
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MrScott1964
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« Reply #211 on: Sep 6th, 2009, 8:45pm »
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I was thinking on taking a trip to this area and points north. How much private property do you have to walk on? I also like to see the Rocky Glen area but also heard that it was on private property. Sometimes it's hard being a railfan!

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mike_nepa
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« Reply #212 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 8:37am »
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on Sep 6th, 2009, 8:30pm, Ashley_John wrote:       (Click here for original message)
We rode the morning and afternoon trollies. Looks like you can see remnants of the original laurel line in the rotted ties in the foreground of your photo.
 
JP

 
That is the remains of the second track.  


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mike_nepa
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« Reply #213 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 8:39am »
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on Sep 6th, 2009, 8:45pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I was thinking on taking a trip to this area and points north. How much private property do you have to walk on? I also like to see the Rocky Glen area but also heard that it was on private property. Sometimes it's hard being a railfan!

 
It depends on what areas you were interested in photographing. Accessing some of these areas can be done via the ex-Erie's Wyoming Division which is abandoned.  
 
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MrScott1964
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« Reply #214 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 11:25am »
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on Sep 7th, 2009, 8:39am, mike_nepa wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
It depends on what areas you were interested in photographing. Accessing some of these areas can be done via the ex-Erie's Wyoming Division which is abandoned.  
 
Mike

I guess any area from Rocky Glen north. I've explored what's left of the LL's south end. Never explored the north end. I also would like to see if I can find an original pole conductor laying around.


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Frank_D
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« Reply #215 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:04pm »
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Later in the fall I hope to get down to the Rocky Glen area. It's supposed to be rattlesnake alley down there, so it might be best to wait until it gets cold. I'm not sure how much is on private property, so other then following the Erie I really don't know for sure.
 
The Connell Junction area can be reached by following a train down from the Erie tracks. We usually enter off River Street. Pipeline construction is under way now, so Sunday would be the best time to avoid that until they're done.
 
There's all sorts of third rail insulators laying along the right-of-way. I have yet to find one that's in perfect condition, but there are some good ones I've seen every so often. Bring something good to carry it in, they must weigh about 25 pounds, and lugging it around down there can get tiring pretty quickly.
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« Reply #216 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:06pm »
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We caught no 80 again, this morning, running south, passing the Meadow lake Road bridge abutment. This time, looking down from the LI&SC RR right-of-way.

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« Reply #217 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:08pm »
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About half an hour later, no 80, running north, after just passing under the Stafford Avenue bridge. This is about where the South Scranton Station was.

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« Reply #218 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:09pm »
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Another view.

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« Reply #219 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 2:10pm »
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Making its way towards the tunnel.

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