Lehigh and Mahanoy Branch Questions

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Lehigh and Mahanoy Branch Questions

Postby frankgaron2 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi All:

More questions:

1. Was there ever an actual switchback at/near Switch Back (right by Route 309, east of Hazelton Junction?

2. When did the line come out west of Black Creek Junction and why?

3. Anybody ever walk back into Black Creek Junction recently, and if so, how?

4. Anybody ever walk into Pine Junction/Morea Junction and Delano Junction in Delano, and if so, how?

5. The now-gone bridge over the Little Schuylkill River just west of Rt 309/just east of Hazelton Junction -
why was it built like it was? Meaning, the bridge has piers/abutments, but there's also this enormous sort
of culvert running underneath it as well?

Hope that makes sense - I'll be posting a few pics over the next couple of days.

6. When was the L&M bridge over Route 309 demolished? You could drive right through there and never
know it was there.

Any info greatly appreciated!


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