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Modelling the Laurel Line (diesel era)
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Ashley_John
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« Reply #40 on: Sep 11th, 2009, 10:38pm »
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on Sep 11th, 2009, 7:39pm, MrScott1964 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Boy, what I wouldn't give to borrow Doc Brown's time machine right about now. I started working on the dispatchers office before I work on the powerhouse. I got to give some more thought to how to build the powerhouse. I know there was a coal shed on the track side and I'm guessing that ash was loaded on the back side or creek side. What I really need to see is the powerhouse view from the carshop. I also see that the powerhouse was built lower then the main tracks. I wonder if there was a reason for this?

 
I'd bet Ed Miller could answer most if not all your questions. The powerhouse might have been at a lower elevation to allow for draw of water from roaring brook creek, but that's just a guess.
 
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Ashley_John
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« Reply #41 on: Sep 15th, 2009, 5:24pm »
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Don't know if this will help or not. It's a linen postcard of the area in question.

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Ashley_John
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« Reply #42 on: Sep 15th, 2009, 5:41pm »
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One more

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Ashley_John
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« Reply #43 on: Sep 15th, 2009, 5:45pm »
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And one of the station

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Frank_D
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« Reply #44 on: Sep 15th, 2009, 6:39pm »
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Cool postcards. I wonder if that ash dump is remains of the end of the LI&SC RR. There looks like a track near there, not the LL tracks. When the iron furnaces, and steel mills were in operation that was the end of the tracks of the LI&SC RR.  
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MrScott1964
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« Reply #45 on: Sep 15th, 2009, 11:12pm »
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I know that the main track and bridge are from the Dunmore Branch. That dump site or siding isn't on any map that I have.
 I know one thing for sure. An industry in today's world could never get away with dumping ash next to a creek.


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Frank_D
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 21st, 2009, 10:15am »
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I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner, but the L&WV calendars have some Laurel Line photos. I didn't see any of the power house in the ones I have, and I'm only missing three years, but there are photos in them that haven't been published elsewhere.
 
What you have looks pretty good.
Frank


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #47 on: Sep 21st, 2009, 3:26pm »
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I think I have the 2006 calander, I'll have to check that out. When are the new 2010 calanders due out?

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Frank_D
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 21st, 2009, 4:56pm »
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Scranton Hobby has them now. I assume other places would have them now as well.

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MrScott1964
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« Reply #49 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 1:20pm »
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It's kind of a funny thing. After studying the Laurel Line for many years, I just found out that the old iron furnace is right next to the Scranton yard on Cedar Ave. I'm re-starting the layout to show this.
 
I also know that there was a siding going to the furnace. But what I don't understand is that the old iron works closed in 1902 and the Laurel Line was build it 1903...why have tracks going to the furnace?
 
I taking a run up to Scranton next weekend to take some pictures and see the general land layout of the area.


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adam4562
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« Reply #50 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 5:48pm »
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Scott   hey i believe the iron company had there own tracks they operated themselves. there is a display on ceder ave with maps and pictures next to the frieght house. also at the scranton library there is a great book,` the laurel line a anthracite railroad it has hundreds of pictures , also i found one of the powerhouse u were looking. it is in the albright library on vine street in downtown. just  tell the librarian the name of the book

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« Reply #51 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 6:57pm »
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I got a photo of the back of what's left of the frieght station the other day.

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Frank_D
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« Reply #52 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 6:59pm »
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Here's a 1918 map of the area. The Scranton Ice & Coal Company occupied the Iron Furnace location after Lackawanna Iron & Steel relocated to Lackawanna NY. Hope this helps.
Frank


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #53 on: Oct 6th, 2009, 7:10pm »
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Adam- Yes, I have that book. That is where I'm getting most of my information up to this point.
 
Frank-Excellent map! that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Looking at the picture of the depot, I would say that about a 1/4 of the building has been cut away from the original form. I just finished my second model of the depot, I'll be posting pictures in a day or two.


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #54 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 2:04am »
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I moved my web site to here...
 
but I'm just getting started in the rebuilding the site. I do have 2 pages working.


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #55 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 12:53pm »
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Does anybody have any pictures of the old Spruce Street Bridge?

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Frank_D
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« Reply #56 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 1:07pm »
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I think there might be some in those L&WV calendars, I'll have to look, or maybe in some of those Scranton books.

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MrScott1964
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« Reply #57 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 1:16pm »
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Thanks, I have a guy building the bridges for my layout. I'm having a hard time finding references to send him.

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MrScott1964
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« Reply #58 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 3:07pm »
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I did manage to find some small pics of the bridge in the books that I have.
If anybody find pictures of the Spruce street bridge, we can still use them.


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MrScott1964
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« Reply #59 on: Oct 10th, 2009, 5:03pm »
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I'm also looking for any information on Spruck's Lumber.

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