Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby charlie6017 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:56 pm

Thanks very, very much for these great photos!

Sad occasion to be sure, but historical nonetheless.

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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby NYSW2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:33 am

Here's something more cheerful
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby NYSW2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:35 am

Greendell
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby NYSW2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:37 am

Pre conrail I know but still cool EB exiting Roseville
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby NYSW2 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:38 am

Another exiting the tunnel
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby Pacobell73 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:52 pm

All very good photos. Sad to be sure, but it is good that the actual dismantling process is accounted for. Nice work...
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby KevinD » Fri May 30, 2014 7:13 am

The DL&W signal system was unique, and its assets were pretty much unusable in a recovery and re-use way. It wasn't worth the effort to salvage them
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby glennk419 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:43 pm

I recall being in Scranton in June 1993 ( pre-Steamtown ) and exploring the ROW. The signal system was very obviously out of service but there were still relays in the cabinets at that point.
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Re: Conrail salvage of the Lackawanna Cutoff

Postby s4ny » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:33 pm

I recall that some NJ businessman purchased the ROW and was planning to
remove the fill and use it elsewhere. (Later stopped by NJ)
The rest of the salvage may have been part of the deal.
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