This is Nay Aug Falls last Sunday.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
These concrete pillars once supported the NYO&W's right-of-way through Carbondale. When the Scranton branch was constructed, the City of Carbondale wouldn't let the O&W cross through the city at ground level. So the O&W constructed a series of bridges. these pillars remain, in a lot off Dundaff Street, adjacent to the station site. The O&W ceased operation in March, 1957.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This is the Klots Throwing Company building on Dundaff Street in Carbondale, next to the D&H yard. In 1895, H.D. Klots opened his first textile mill in Carbondale, expanding operations to Scranton, Archbald, Forest City, and Moosic by 1916.The company , like many others, struggled through the depression, and was reorganized, in 1937, as the General Textile Mills Corporation. By World War Two the company was using synthetic fabrics to make parachutes for the Army. Later the company began making helmets, their "Rioter Helmet" was a favorite of many police departments in the 1960's. In 1958 the name was changed to Gentex Corporation.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This is the monument to the D&H Gravity Railroad, in Gravity Park in Carbondale. This was erected to honor the Centennial of the D&H in 1923. Originally the D&H operated a gravity railroad to get coal over the mountains to reach the canal at Honesdale.
Yesterday, Saturday, August 18, we rode the "Heritage Valley Express" to Carbondale. This locomotive, an Alco C425, is of Erie-Lackawanna heritage, purchased in the mid-1960's. This line is former Delaware & Hudson trackage.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
With the trolley receding in the distance I was able to get an overall view of the area. A few minutes after this, we were poking around by the bridge abutment on the left, and we were stung by bees. It was rather comical. This was earlier today, Friday Aug, 17.
This is a segment of the D&H Canal, between Hawley and Honesdale from August 2001. This canal, which began operations on April 22,1828, was the first million dollar privately funded project in the U.S. The canal was abandoned on November 5, 1898
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
On some of our journeys we come across unknown ruins from the past. This is just east of the Erie tracks, and is in an unused section of Nay Aug Park. We're not sure what this is, but it was worth taking a photo of. Somewhere around here should be an abandoned stretch of Elmhurst Boulevard, but we've yet to stumble across it.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
This is the same location as the postcard below. This was taken last Sunday, August 5. Barely visible in the heavy growth is a portion of the base of the old footbridge. This is much easier to find in the late fall, or early spring. The park closed at the end of the 1916 season, following a fire. This bridge shouldn't be confused with the Boulevard Bridge, which was further west of this location.