In the early 80's my wife and I were looking for a building lot somewhere in the Tewksbury area. We drove to a wooded lot, walked in, and found what I thought may have been an ore loading ramp, but may have been a coal pocket. It was heavy concrete, pretty large, and totally overgrown with trees.
Might this have been a remnant of the Rockaway Valley? I didn't know about the RR at the time, and didn't investigate further. Old geographical survey maps (www.historical.maptech.com
) don't show enough detail. I do remember (from Tom Tabor's book?) that there was one coal pocket built along the line that wasn't finished until the line closed.