Comments on: Bridges & Yards-Misc. http://www.lvrr.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 By: Cindy Burrrier http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9122 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:27:55 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9122 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!

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By: Cindy Burrrier http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9121 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:26:26 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9121 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!

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By: Cindy Burrrier http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9120 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:22:51 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-9120 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!

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By: Frank Raniere http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-8879 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:12:07 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-8879 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.

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By: Koons http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-5602 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:30:58 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-5602 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.

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By: Doris Piechna Gethard http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-4117 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 19:59:03 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-4117 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

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By: Brian D. Billings http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-929 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:54:37 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-929 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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By: Christopher Baker http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-170 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:32:34 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/bridges-yards_misc/#comment-170 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.

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