Comments for http://www.lvrr.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.5 Comment on Maps & Milages by Richard Evans http://www.lvrr.com/lv-maps-and-milages/#comment-9189 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:50:34 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/lv-maps-and-milages/#comment-9189 I live on the Black diamond railroad near Ithaca and did grow up here Always remember the steam trains and there whistle in the cold night at the farm near Glenwood on the west side of the lake . My father stopped the train in the 1935 flood and prevented it from becoming a disaster in he Glenwood gorge
because the rails and trestle was hanging in the air.
I’am very interested in getting a road bed map of any private crossings from the 1865 Ithaca Railroad Company who started the rail past my house.

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Comment on Bridges & Yards-Misc. 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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Comment on Bridges & Yards-Misc. 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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Comment on Bridges & Yards-Misc. 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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Comment on Steam Locomotives by Jim Zogby http://www.lvrr.com/steam-locomotives/#comment-9019 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:09:23 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/steam-locomotives/#comment-9019 John, how are you? Joe and I haven’t heard or seen you in forty years. What is your address these days?

Jim Zogby

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Comment on Stations by Diane http://www.lvrr.com/lv-stations/#comment-8993 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:12:13 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/lv-stations/#comment-8993 I wish I had a picture of it , too ! I grew up in Luzerne in the 60’s ! My Mom was born & raised in Luzerne . We lived in a double block at 777 Bennett St my grandmother lived on the other side . My grandfather built that house , back in the 1920 ‘s ! Anyway , I remember that train station clearly , because my friend and I were walking home from school , and we decided to cut through the train station , and there was tar by the tracks ! Needless to say , I had to leave my ” black Beatle boots “, in the tar ! LOL !

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Comment on Stations by Gus http://www.lvrr.com/lv-stations/#comment-8973 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:19:43 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/lv-stations/#comment-8973 Do you have any pictures of LVRR’s Pattenburg Passenger & Freight Depots? I have never been able to locate any documentation. Pictures of the Bellwood Park Station/Amusement Park to the west are plentiful and at least one picture of the Jutland Depot & Signal Tower to the east exist. The only remnants of the Pattenburg depot area are the stone wall supports of the 1st water tower (locally called the ‘Chisel House), the concrete bases of the 2nd water tower, and a residence on main street that was supposedly the station master’s home. I have never even seen historical photos of any of these structures.

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Comment on Stations by Mike Strasburg http://www.lvrr.com/stations/#comment-8972 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:50:40 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/stations/#comment-8972 Interesting site, my grandfather Charles E. Strasburg of Bethleham, PA worked for the LVRR for several years before passing away April 1924. My dad Elmer C. Strasburg of Hazelton, PA also worked for LVRR repairing the rails and replacing the ties. My dad got me interested in railroading.

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Comment on Mt. Carmel, Pa., 06/02/1928 by Joe Zogby http://www.lvrr.com/lv-derailments-and-wrecks/dot-reports-2/mt-carmel-pa-06021928/#comment-8937 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:38:41 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/#comment-8937 I have pictures of this wreck.

A friend of mine was on that train.

Cormack Conahan, the brother of Neal was a neighbor of ours.

Cormack was the last general foreman of the Ashmore Shops.

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Comment on Van Etten Jct., 05/31/1920 by Joe Sindoni http://www.lvrr.com/lv-derailments-and-wrecks/dot-reports-2/van-etten-jct-05311920/#comment-8928 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:49:58 +0000 http://www.lvrr.com/#comment-8928 I worked on the LVRR and ConRail as a forman,Switch inspector,and track patrol forman 25 years, I would have to say this derailment was very unfortunate,and I would say a freak accident for a brake rigging of all the places to become wedged in the guard rail.The switch Pt. and frog Pt.are one of the most valnerable places on the track for flange of the wheel to come on top of the rail and just ride off.

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