R.O.W. building at Wayland

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R.O.W. building at Wayland

Postby john56 » Sun May 22, 2016 2:48 pm

While fishing this week between Perkinsville and Wayland I came upon an old,abandoned red brick building on the Lackawanna right of way about a mile or so west of Wayland. It's in the middle of nowhere between two swamps.Because of it's fairly large size , construction,location ( right off the right of way ) and distance from anything I could only think it must be connected with the railroad.There were some old wooden structures behind it in the stream ( a water pumping station ? )Does anyone have any information on this structure ?
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Re: R.O.W. building at Wayland

Postby s4ny » Thu May 26, 2016 12:08 pm

I think you are referring to Mill Creek.

The Shawmut (PS&N) terminated around that point and there was a
yard for transfer of freight (mostly coal from PS&N to DL&W).

The Shawmut passenger trains operated on DL&W tracks for the last 1.1 miles from that point to the
Wayland DL&W station.

Shawmut had a wye a bit closer to Perkinsville.
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Re: R.O.W. building at Wayland

Postby john56 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:51 pm

This could have been a Shawmut structure,it's on the same side of the Lackawanna R.O.W. as their line entered , about a mile to the west.The structure sits right on Mill creek.
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