LV amusement parks in PA

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LV amusement parks in PA

Postby Proformance cycle » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:55 pm

To all:

Living in the Wilkes Barre area I have heard of 3 LV amusement parks.

1. Hanson's Harvey's Lake Pa

2. Mountain View near Georgetown/WB

3. (can't remember the second but location was) Dallas Pa

Any info, pics, or more parks discussions please

Thanks
LC
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Re: LV amusement parks in PA

Postby JhnZ33 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:26 am

Proformance cycle wrote:To all:

Living in the Wilkes Barre area I have heard of 3 LV amusement parks.

1. Hanson's Harvey's Lake Pa

2. Mountain View near Georgetown/WB

3. (can't remember the second but location was) Dallas Pa

Any info, pics, or more parks discussions please

Thanks
LC


To my knowledge, I only know of one LV amusement park in this area, and that would be Hansons on Harveys Lake.

CNJ had Mountain Park, just northeast of Georgetown (compass NE).

The only park in Dallas, that I know of, was Fern Brook Park (where the water tower and the printing business are along route 309). But I believe that park was built by the Trolley company, though I could be wrong.

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Postby Proformance cycle » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:34 am

Thanks:

Great info!

I thought the line from Ashley through Soloman's Gap was LV? Or did they share track rights with CNJ?

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Postby CAR_FLOATER » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:37 am

PC -

All depends on what time in LV-CNJ history you are talking about...........

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Postby Proformance cycle » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:51 am

Guys:

It's amazing and how I forget the past as time goes on. There were many parks related or built by railroads! Rocky Glen on the Laurel Line. I guess it was good business to have a rail next to a nice place to play or visit! San Souci is another but I don't know if it was associated to the trolley that ran by it! http://www.rcdb.com/pd1213.htm
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Re: LV amusement parks in PA

Postby toolmaker » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:42 am

Fernbrook, PA (Dallas Township) The Lehigh Valley ran past this park on their branch line to Harvey's Lake, Noxen and on to Mountain Springs. I heard the park shut down after a fire.

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