Bridges & Yards-Misc.

9 Comments to “Bridges & Yards-Misc.”

  1. bill arber says:

    hi there i once saw the map from ? time frame maybe teens or so of the lv in cheektowaga ny if you google map it ,there is concret piers the are very tall going east to west .. it was of a coal trestle . if you look south of the cheektowaga yard scroll all the way to the back and you will see the towers. my farther used to crawl over the when he was a kid. haha so i am unable to get a copy of this coal ramp and building as i said i did see one areial photo but can not seem to remember where !! and also seems no one ever seen this or heard of this building . out of all the people that are older no one seems to no if you or anybody does please let me no or send a picture thank you ..bill

  2. Cindy Burrrier says:

    I would appreciate any info concerning an accident from 1911. My uncle, Sterling Burrier, was an Engineer and got hurt in a RR accident, I am not sure of location(could have happened in the yard) on May 17, 1911. He died later that day from injuries. Was taken to hospital in Wilkes Barre. Would love to know the story and see pictures if any were made. I am working on our family tree.
    Thanks for any help you may provide!

  3. Cindy Burrrier says:

    My uncle, Sterling Burrier, was an Engineer and got hurt in a RR accident, I am not sure of location(could have happened in the yard) on May 17, 1911. He died later that day from injuries. Was taken to hospital in Wilkes Barre. Would love to know the story and see pictures if any were made. I am working on our family tree.
    Thanks!

  4. Cindy Burrrier says:

    My Uncle Sterling Burrier was an Engineer and go hurt in a RR accident on May 17, 1911, died from injuries at hospiyal in Wilkes Barre. Would love to know the story and see pictures if any were made. I am working on our family tree.
    Thanks!

  5. I stumbled onto your site and was wondering if it is permissable to share the images on facebook for railroad enthusiasts. I would appreciate hearing from you in that regard. Thank you.

  6. Koons says:

    My great grandfather,Patrick worked in the Sayre roundhouse after he immigrated from Ireland in the mid 19th century. His son, Michael was an engineer on the old Black Diamond and my father, Francis (aka Mick) worked first as a call boy (there weren’t many phones in the area so he actually ran from house to house to let the men know when they were boarded)I’m not sure of the sequence of his jobs – all with the Lehigh Valley – but he ended as a freight conductor at the age of 82. I would like to know more details about all of them but have no idea as to where to look.

  7. Doris Piechna Gethard says:

    My father, Julian Piechna, worked as a truck loader in the Lehigh Valley Warehouse on Frelinghuysen Ave. in Newark, NJ for 35 years between about 1939 to 1974 when he was hit by a car and his working days ended. He helped start a union which was sorely needed. Do you have any information on this branch of the company. How much fun is it to talk about and remember my dad.
    Doris Piechna Gethard

  8. Christopher Baker says:

    The photos of the coal pier labeled as “Fairview” may possibly be mis-identified. Having been a lifelong resident of the area, I’ve never heard it referenced as “Fairview”. To the best of my knowledge, the actual name of the township is “Fair Haven”. There is a town of “Fairview” but it’s downstate along the Hudson River.

    1. Brian D. Billings says:

      I was born and raised in Mountaintop, Pa. I lived there in the 60’s and 70’s.
      As soon as you come south on route 309 from Wilkes-Barre, Ashley area and you get to the top of the mountain, evrything to the east is considered Fairview. I went to the Fairview Elementary school in the mid to late 1960’s, it has since been torn down. I lived along the mainline of the Lehigh Valley and Central RR of New Jersey where it went from a single track coming up the mountain to where it fanned out to about 8 tracks just before getting to Penobscot. This whole area is considered Fairview Township.

      It was a joy to watch trains then. You never new what kind of equipment lashups you would find on the head end and pushers. Most of the RR employees were very friendly except for two LVRR detectives.

      Just thought that maybe this is the Fairview you were talking about.

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