trapper wrote:Also recall a couple of low wooden trestles over a stream or pond that groaned as we passed over....
I think a few years ago the city wanted to take out the remaining tressles from Little Lehigh Creek park. But the anglers protested. That part of the park and creek was purposely designed for fishing. A lot of anglers like to use the tressle to fish.
http://molovinskyonallentown.blogspot.c ... chive.html
(scroll down to the March 20 posting) I think he may have his dates a bit confused. I wouldn't consdier April 1976 to be the "early 1970's," but then again math was never my best subject.
Also, one87th is correct...
http://street-views.com/forums/viewtopi ... 54#p786053
That building on the southeast corner of N. 14th & Gordon was a carbarn for Lehigh Valley Transit Co. I don't remember what business is there now. I worked in that neighborhood for 5 years and in summer when they'd leave the garage door open you could see the tracks inside. Besides I think LVT used "Pennsylvania" gauge so connecting to the West End branch wouldn't have been possible. That must have a heck of a grade from Sumner Ave to 17th street as well.