Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
We made it up the side of the hill to the ruins of plane no.5. The weather wasn't the most pleasant. By the time we got up here, heavy sleet started to fall. So we didn't hang around as long as we would have liked.
We took a hike down the Erie tracks this morning. This is an example of the large pools of water that form along the trail. In the summer this is annoying, in the winter it's worse, with all the ice. This is looking north, between mileposts 12 and 13. The tracks are on the right, and ties are visible on the right, along the pond.
Monday, December 24, 2007
A 1950's postcard of the Sterling-Lindner-Davis Company Christmas Tree in their Playhouse Square store, Cleveland Ohio. Until the store closed in December 1968 this was a tradition for generations of Clevelanders. The store boasted this was the largest indoor tree in the U.S.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
100 years later, the tunnel is still in use. Hurricane Diane in August 1955 caused alot of destruction in this area. The one time triple track mainline, was rebuilt as double track through here. One of the tunnel bores was abandoned at that time. This was taken yesterday morning.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Another view of Nay Aug Falls & Elmhurst Boulevard. This is just above the hairpin curve. The road went up this hill, turned right, crossed the Laurel Line's Dunmore branch, and the Erie's Wyoming Division. Now it's cut off by I-81. Remnants of this road on the other side of 81 are hard to find. The only trace we've found so far is the bridge abutment at milepost 14.1 along the Erie tracks.
An abandoned section of Nay Aug Falls & Elmhurst Boulevard in Nay Aug Park. This road once crossed over Roaring Brook, looped through this section of the park, and headed east. This was once the main road to New York. This view shows part of the hairpin curve. The orange fencing on the left is just above the Lackawanna Railroad's Nay Aug Tunnel. This road hasn't been in use since the mid 1960's.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
The ice is starting to build up here. The west end of Nay Aug Tunnel, on the Lackawanna Railroad. Taken this morning. Some jumbo hoppers are parked from here, through the tunnel and onto the tracks on the east end. The bridge at the bottom crosses Roaring Brook, just below the falls.
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
We stopped by Nay Aug Falls this morning, The creek was running pretty good. Note the treehouse in the upper left. We didn't stick around down here for too long. This was taken about an hour after the walk through the rock cut. By this time the snow was changing to sleet.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
We came across this unusual sight in the Watres addition to Nay Aug Park yesterday. This area was never developed, but there is this bench, next to a rotting picnic table. We also saw some wild turkeys in this area, probably joyous that Thanksgiving is over.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Just below the ruins of the complex on the hill, the plane must have came up through this cut. We followed it part of the way down, but it was on the muddy side, and we worried we might not have a way out at the bottom.
A big find today. We hiked up above that stone wall/foundation north of Milepost 12, and found what appears to be the remains of Pennsylvania Coal Company railroad; Plane No.5. Quite a large complex they had up here.
Monday, November 19, 2007
This is the "subway" under the Laurel Line tracks at the Luna Park station. The Laurel Line spent over $7,000 to add this station to the Dunmore Branch in the spring of 1906. Ridership, and park attendance, never reached the levels predicted and the park closed at the end of the 1916 season. It still looked like fall back here yesterday, dispite all the snow.