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Laurel Line not a Fallen Flag?
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mike_nepa
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« Reply #60 on: Nov 16th, 2008, 7:30am »
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on Nov 15th, 2008, 12:45pm, LV LOU wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This weekend is bad for me,I woke up with a sinus infection,but next weekend should be okay.Yep..The abutment they removed on Market street was LL..Actually,can't remember the name offhand,but the area between the abutment and Heather Highlands was a LL owned amusement park at one time..

 
Yeah with the weather changing I usually get nailed too. I also have midweek days off if that will work.  
 
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grvolans
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« Reply #61 on: Nov 20th, 2008, 6:49am »
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Lou-that park in Inkerman near the LL was Valley View. Not much of an amusement park but more of a picnic area and a ball park.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #62 on: Nov 30th, 2008, 1:28am »
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I should be seeing my father the next few days,he used to go Valley View with my grandparents.I'll see what info I can get outa him on the park,and the LL...

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grvolans
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« Reply #63 on: Dec 1st, 2008, 6:40am »
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Great1 Please let me know exactly where that park was. The book states near Market St. Station. My Dad can't remember. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #64 on: Dec 26th, 2008, 11:57pm »
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Okay..Finally talked to dad last night,didn't remember much,but he said Valley View pretty much was right on Market street.There was a dancehall there,and also a merry-go-round.He told me there was a pond there,too.There is presently a small pond in Heather Highlands,I would guess that could be it...

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grvolans
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« Reply #65 on: Feb 9th, 2009, 7:30pm »
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market street is a distance from heather highlands, isn't it?i thought if you drive down market street in inkerman you get to the abutment before johnny's auto is the laurel line.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #66 on: Feb 11th, 2009, 5:41pm »
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Greg,the L&WV runs right across the entire bottom of Heather Highlands.There's still a bridge at the south end of the park.It's only about 100 yards or so from Market street.The abutment was just above Johnnie's.There was also an Erie bridge between Johnnie's and the L&WV..Erie ran right through Johnnie's...

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grvolans
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« Reply #67 on: Feb 18th, 2009, 6:39pm »
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Thanks Lou. Didn't realize Heather Hghlnds and Market St were so close. am going to walk the row as soon as weather breaks. Still trying to figure out powder mill road trackage. Very confusing.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #68 on: Feb 19th, 2009, 12:41am »
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Greg,most people don't realize it,Heather highlands is HUGE..There are over 350 trailers in there.If you go to the far end,past the pizza place,you can see the ROW running along the road.From the tracks there to Market street,almost the entire area is Heather Highlands.Unless it was removed recently,the track should all still be there..

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grvolans
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« Reply #69 on: Feb 19th, 2009, 8:15am »
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no kidding. where did it cross over at south pittston? looks like it ran along frothingham and over oak street.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #70 on: Feb 20th, 2009, 10:14pm »
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There used to be a trestle that ran across main street right at the intersection at Oak street,it crossed it at a 45 degree angle..The intersection was actually under the 2 track bridge.There was a fill 20+ feet high right where the Medicap Pharmacy is,it ran all the way to the rear of the old armory...If you look behind the laundromat across the street from Medicap,you'll see the remains of the old abutment..I saw the whole thing as a kid,I remember it all.I used to cross the trestle going to town..Greg,the weather is supposed to be decent next Sunday,maybe we can get a posse together,and go on safari...

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grvolans
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« Reply #71 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 7:19am »
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wow. I didn't think it went across main street. i thought it parallelled it. did it run behind where roy's tires is?

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LV LOU
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« Reply #72 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 9:36am »
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Yep...I spent many a scary afternoon crossing that bridge.One was fairly well maintained,the other was abandoned,even the ties were rotted.There were actually two bridges,both L&WV,but one was shared by Erie.I remember seeing Erie Geeps running there..There was actually an L&WV yard behind Roy's.The Erie ran on the high line along the mountain,the L&WV ran down below.They both crossed main street just above the Triangle Diner.The L&WV went under the Erie,and ran through a deep pit that angled across Mitchell's Lumber's parking lot.The Erie ran right across the front of Mitchell's,and crossed Main on a bridge that also crossed the L&WV...Did you know there was an Erie yard where the Pittston Library is?

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grvolans
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« Reply #73 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 11:41am »
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nope. had no idea. did l&wv run behind triangle or on opposite side of the street. station was around there. from pics in book it looks like station was under plank street. station was in front of the cliff near triangle diner. we need to do some exploring.

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LV LOU
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« Reply #74 on: Feb 21st, 2009, 11:44pm »
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The L&WV ran behind the Triangle,actually,almost below it.There was a concrete walled pit that ran from the middle of Mitchell's present yard,to a hundred or so feet past the triangle,and under Main[Plank] street.The Erie crossed the pit just off the street near Mitchell's.

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grvolans
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« Reply #75 on: Feb 22nd, 2009, 5:49pm »
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That's what my Dad said it did. It went under around triangle and thru mitchells lumber. Station was next to cliff behind triangle ( i think)

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LV LOU
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« Reply #76 on: Feb 22nd, 2009, 8:17pm »
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I looked in the pic in the book.The station was the present Triangle parking lot.The lot would have been 20 or more feet deeper than it is.You can get kind of a reference if you look at the upper right side of the pic.The Erie ROW is visible on top,the road bridge is the first bridge in the pic.If you look behind that bridge,you'll see the Erie bridge that crossed the L&WV in Mitchell's parking lot.The road bridge would be just about where the parking lot ends..

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grvolans
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« Reply #77 on: Feb 23rd, 2009, 6:41am »
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You're better at recognizing this area than me. You had the advantage of being around. Now we just have to get the powder mill road row right!

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« Reply #78 on: Feb 23rd, 2009, 3:06pm »
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Re: L&WV in Avoca
The Avoca Station was on South St. in Avoca just north of the intersection of South and Cherry Streets.
    The L&WV had a power substation where the car rental facility is on Plane Street in Avoca.  There also used to be an old bridge at the top of Vine Street that the right of way went under. Some time after the line was abandoned the area was filled in order to aviod the cost of a new bridge. Heading towards Scranton the tracks crossed at grade what used to be the Avoca bypass. When I-81 was constructed that was the end of signs of that crossing. If I remember correctly there was a bridge where the L&WV crossed over the Erie between Powder Mill Road and I-81.   If you are looking for remains there was also a bridge abutment near the intersection of South and Clark Streets in Avoca.  
   I can remember the Lackawanna Railroad having a derailment just off that bridge many years ago. My mother and brother were able to ride the Laurel Line in the last weeks of operation but I was told I too young.  
 


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grvolans
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« Reply #79 on: Feb 23rd, 2009, 4:32pm »
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Thanks for the great info. So that abutment on powder mill road is L&WV? I thought L&WV went under that bridge. Or did L&WV have a station on the Erie? I know they moved it from powder mill to 502.

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