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MrScott1964
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« Reply #20 on: Aug 27th, 2009, 10:19pm »
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Thanks Andyt293. I went to Google Earth, then to the Penn Pilot maps...1969, 1959 then 1939. In all the maps the building looks to be two  seperate buildings. Is that the case? Were both building the depot?
 
Most pictures I have is from a back view. There is one picture in the Laurel Line book (page 83) that show the front of the building. In that picture it looks to be the only building.
 
Any detail is helpful.


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Frank_D
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« Reply #21 on: Aug 28th, 2009, 10:01am »
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If you look in Trackside Around Scranton, the photo at the bottom of page 66. The building at the left, that says "Dennis Pappas Wholesale Bananas" is the freight house. It don't look too much like that now, but it's still there.  
 
There's also another view at the bottom of Page 13.


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« Reply #22 on: Aug 29th, 2009, 12:50pm »
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I got this photo of what remains of the freight house this morning. This is looking from behind Lackawanna Station.

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« Reply #23 on: Aug 30th, 2009, 2:01pm »
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Here's an early postcard view of the car shop and power house.

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« Reply #24 on: Aug 30th, 2009, 2:07pm »
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Here's a photo of the car shop, from Railroad Magazine, October 1972, p.3.
Stephen Maguire was the long time "Transit Topics" writer.


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #25 on: Aug 30th, 2009, 2:39pm »
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I never seen those pictures before. The first pic has Canon Ball Yard

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Frank_D
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 30th, 2009, 3:25pm »
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on Aug 30th, 2009, 2:39pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I never seen those pictures before. The first pic has Canon Ball Yard

 
From what I understand Cannon Ball was an early name for the laurel Line, possibly even prior to when they came up with the name Laurel Line.


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« Reply #27 on: Aug 30th, 2009, 3:35pm »
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on Aug 30th, 2009, 3:25pm, Frank_D wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
From what I understand Cannon Ball was an early name for the laurel Line, possibly even prior to when they came up with the name Laurel Line.

 
Possibly given by locals and probably having to do with the Crown Ave Tunnel.  
 
The Wilkes-Barre & Hazleton Railway (basically the Laurel Line counterpart which ran from Wilkes-Barre to Hazleton) also had the "Cannon Ball" nick name given because of the speeds at times it would emerge from the tunnel under Route 81. Probably trying to make up time to keep a schedule.
 
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 1st, 2009, 9:16am »
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That's pretty cool!

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 9:18am »
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You might try Googling the heck out of Laurel Line and Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley, you might find some postcards showing the front of the station. I think I've seen some on Ebay at various times.
 
I don't think I'll be at the slideshow in Pittston


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« Reply #30 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 9:28am »
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on Sep 3rd, 2009, 2:28pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
On another note, anybody going to the local railroad historical society's slide show on Nov 7th?

 
I'll be there. Wouldn't miss it.
 
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MrScott1964
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« Reply #31 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 12:58pm »
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From what I understand, Ed Miller will be there. This is a person I have to meet. While I have interest in the other railroads of the area, my main interest is in the Laurel Line.

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« Reply #32 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 2:08pm »
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on Sep 4th, 2009, 12:58pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
From what I understand, Ed Miller will be there. This is a person I have to meet. While I have interest in the other railroads of the area, my main interest is in the Laurel Line.

 
He's an interesting person. He would be one of the people that could answer all your questions. He'd probably also have photos. I met him a couple times on the trolley a few years ago.
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MrScott1964
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« Reply #33 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 2:27pm »
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on Sep 4th, 2009, 9:18am, Frank_D wrote:       (Click here for original message)
You might try Googling the heck out of Laurel Line and Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley, you might find some postcards showing the front of the station.

 
Boy, did I google! And Binged. There just dosen't seem to be a lot of references to the Laurel Line out there. Then again, the railroad has been gone for about 60 years. You've probebly noticed that I have to take a few creative liberties with my models. The detailed info just isn't there. I'm looking at it this way... I'm re-building the Laurel Line in the modern day, mixing historical facts with a little of my own creativity.


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« Reply #34 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 2:30pm »
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on Sep 4th, 2009, 12:58pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
From what I understand, Ed Miller will be there. This is a person I have to meet. While I have interest in the other railroads of the area, my main interest is in the Laurel Line.

 
Ed will more than likely have his hands full with the presentation as well as questions from others (Ed is a celebrity after all in these parts    ). Ed is a very friendly guy who can sit and tell you stories about the railroads and the trolleys till your ears fall off. You better try and get to him first or there may not be time to.
 
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« Reply #35 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 2:40pm »
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You could also try hitting the various historical societies. They have all kinds of stuff. I got to the Lackawanna Historical Society every so often. They're usually pretty helpful.
http://www.lackawannahistory.org/index.html


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« Reply #36 on: Sep 4th, 2009, 5:41pm »
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on Sep 4th, 2009, 2:44pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
If I get the chance, I'll let him know what I'm trying to do. This is a fairly new type of hobby..."virtual model trains". Maybe he'll find it interested since I'm modeling his Laurel Line.

 
I'm sure Ed will be very interested in what you are doing to recreate the Laurel Line. Just try to introduce yourself to Ed early on if you can.
 
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« Reply #37 on: Sep 7th, 2009, 1:57pm »
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This looks good! It'll look great when the tracks and cars get installed.

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« Reply #38 on: Sep 8th, 2009, 1:43pm »
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I know in Pittston there was at least two, Market Street, and Pine Street, and there might have been a few more there.
 
The old "over the hill" line had at least Maple Street in Scranton, there's a couple photos of that in the Laurel Line Book, and probably River Street. I don't think the tunnel route had any grade crossings.
 
The Dunmore branch would at least have Ash Street, Myrtle Street, and Nay Aug Falls & Elmhurst Boulevard.
 
I think the was also a crossing on River Street in Plains, near the border with Jenkins Township.
 
I'm sure I'll end up thinking of a couple more.
Frank


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« Reply #39 on: Sep 11th, 2009, 3:28pm »
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That's an interesting perspective.
Other then the books, I don't know of any other sources for good powerhouse photos.
 
A few days ago we were looking for a spot to get some photos of the north tunnel portal, but I think it'll have to wait for the leaves to come off the trees.  
 
The Harrison Avenue bridge would be a great spot if that fence wasn't along the sides.
Frank


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