LV Coxton to Sayre

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LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby BlackDiamond1964 » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:01 pm

Hello LV fans. I'm research the LV main line from Coxton to Sayre for a model railroad project. At the moment I'm trying to hunt down the locations of the stations and depots. According to a Lehigh Valley Guide, there was a depot in Ransom, Pa. Ransom is the location just above Coxton Yards. Does anybody know where that depot was located?

Also, looking at topographic maps of the Ransom area, I see a large building next to the river that had a siding on the LV. That building is still there today. Does anybody know what that building was (is)?
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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:44 pm

ransom pa depot. Image
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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby lvrr325 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:00 am

There's literally a dozen books that in part cover this section.
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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby GP40MC1118 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:30 pm

A friend of mine models this line around the 1985 Conrail period and its
surprising for the lack of photos of this part of LV. There are scattered
photos we've found at Athens, Laceyville, Wyalusing, Meshoppen and
Towanda.

Seems a lot of people concentrated on Sayre, the overlook at Wyalusing
Rocks and not much else. The Towanda bridge shot was also popular too.

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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby scottychaos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:35 am

Large photo showing part of Athens, PA, 1940's or 50's.
Showing the large Ingersoll Rand facility, the LV Athens passenger station, the LV mainline through Athens,
and the LV Chemung River bridge. View is looking Compass West, Railroad East.
Sayre is to the left:
http://scotlawrence.smugmug.com/Railroa ... s%20pa.jpg

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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby scottychaos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:43 am

Large photo of the LV's "modern" steel coaling tower in Towanda PA.
This tower was built in 1940, and torn down in 1950! a short life..
view is looking compass North, Railroad West, the Susquehanna river bridge is just behind the photographer:

http://scotlawrence.smugmug.com/Railroa ... -tower.jpg

The base with a LV diamond date still exists:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2307473

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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:10 pm

Besides published photos, does anyone have photos of Tunkhannock around
1985-ish or know what was left for customers?

Also..the Shawnee Paper mill at Ransom...were both sides still being rail-served
in that same time period?

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Re: LV Coxton to Sayre

Postby TB Diamond » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:34 pm

By 1985 the Tunkhannock station was utilized solely by the CR signal department.

Last time the station was observed, 2010, it was still extant but in terrible condition.
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