Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

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Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby JJMDiMunno » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:38 pm

Hey guys,
Anyone here have any images of trains on the Lucaston Paint Works spur around Gibbsboro that they'd care to share with myself and the group? I'm looking for a few particularly for personal reference...

Thanks in advance guys.

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Postby mitch kennedy » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:07 am

I have a great Bob Long aerial shot from the mid 60's that I could scan and post, assuming no one copies it for illicit purposes. The plant shut down in the fall of 1978, but rail shipments were sporadic prior to that-probably only the occasional tank car of solvents, etc. There was an old NATX 3-compartment tank car used as a storage tank, on its own wheels, just opposite the old Gibbsboro Tavern (where I spent many anight I had difficulty remembering!) that didn't come out til the "Paint Works" complex went in around 82 or 83. Once in a while in the late 60's we'd see CA 289 or 298 switching there around 5 or 5:30--not a day they went back to Camden under their own power no doubt! How come these posts always make me feel old??
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Postby JJMDiMunno » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:20 pm

Thanks for sharing that...if you'd like to post that photo (which I'd love to see personally), you may want to place a copyrigth notice of some kind embedded in the image to hamper copying.

Of course, all credit should go to Bob on that...

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Lucas Paint Works Spur

Postby south jersey trains » Thu May 08, 2008 11:00 pm

Hi Mike ,I have a photo of several box cars on a siding dated 1915 of Lucas Paint works.Plus several early pictures of the Kirkwood station.I dont have a way to post them but I could meet you at Stratford dinner and lend them to you to make a copy if you like. I use to live in Kirkwood.
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Re: Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby jarmat1 » Mon May 11, 2009 1:33 pm

I was wondering if any of those pics materialized. I drive by the site on United States Ave every day to & from work. I'd love to see them.

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Re: Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby JJMDiMunno » Mon May 11, 2009 1:42 pm

jarmat1 wrote:I was wondering if any of those pics materialized. I drive by the site on United States Ave every day to & from work. I'd love to see them.

Thanks,
Bill L


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Re: Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby railworker1987 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:51 pm

The Freight Depot for Lucaston is still standing.
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Re: Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby MedicSutton » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:25 am

Thats funny.. I always wondered about that.. I worked for an ambulance company for two years in that development for two years before it moved to a bigger facility in West Berlin.. A lot of those tracks are still intact..
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Re: Lucaston Paint Works Spur?

Postby JJMDiMunno » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:57 am

That's interesting...no, I never knew the freight station still existed. Where specifically is it? If you have a photograph and /or aerial map showing it's location, that would be most helpful...

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