Lizard Creek station

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Lizard Creek station

Postby walterconklin » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:49 pm

Hello,

Where was the Lizard Creek station, shown at the link below, located on the LV Lizard Creek Branch?

http://s1228.photobucket.com/user/walte ... e.jpg.html

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: Lizard Creek station

Postby charlie6017 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:47 pm

Here is a great site dedicated to the Pottsville Branch......lots of goodies here and hopefully
there will be the info you are seeking. I just found this site myself (and book-marked it!)

http://onetechy.wix.com/lvrr

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Re: Lizard Creek station

Postby Bethlehem Jct. » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:43 pm

I think that the station building was located on the mainline, where the branch joined the mainline at a wye. The station sign shows the "--- miles to New York" and "--- miles to Buffalo" on either end. That feature was only, to the best of my knowledge, displayed on mainline station signs. Also, Lizard Creek Jct. is in the mainline time tables shown in the Official Guides in Jan. 1905 and Jan. 1910. According to the guides, Pottsville branch trains terminated and originated at Lizard Creek Jct. On the mainline, only a few locals each way stopped at the station.
Judging by the the rocky hill in the background, I'm guessing that the station was within the wye, closest to the (railroad) east side of it. I'm also willing to guess that one of the wye branches runs behind the station in that photo.
On that page that Charlie linked is a 1916 public timetable for the branch. It appears that, by then, passenger (most likely mixed) trains were bypassing the junction station and terminating/originating at Bowmans station.
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