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by frankgaron2
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Allentown and Auburn question
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Allentown and Auburn question

It's a long shot but any chance anybody knows the exact route of the former Allentown and Auburn railroad west of Port Clinton where it crosses the Schuylkill River and heads towards Auburn? I've been able to trace it to the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River a few miles west of Port Clinton and f...
by frankgaron2
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Reading Company
Topic: Allentown and Auburn railroad question
Replies: 2
Views: 4374

Allentown and Auburn railroad question

It's a long shot but any chance anybody knows the exact route of the former Allentown and Auburn railroad west of Port Clinton and crosses the Schuylkill River and heads towards Auburn? I've been able to trace it to the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River a few miles west of Port Clinton and from t...
by frankgaron2
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Topic: Laurel Run - Wilkes Barre hiking/biking question
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

Laurel Run - Wilkes Barre hiking/biking question

Looking to finally cover the last bit of the CNJ that I haven't followed in detail this coming winter. Wondering if anybody else here has hiked or mountain biked Laurel Run to Ashley? Looks like it's pretty accessible except for just east of Interstate 81 in Georgetown? Is there a way around that? A...
by frankgaron2
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Topic: Newark Airport spur?
Replies: 1
Views: 2501

Newark Airport spur?

Hi all: Have a question about a spur that would've run through what is now Newark airport. Please see the attached maps for the line in question. What I'm wondering is what was this line used for? There appears to be some sort of yard midway on the route. You can also see some sidings that ended jus...
by frankgaron2
Tue May 23, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: WATCO Companies Class III Lines
Topic: Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (K&O) questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (K&O) questions

Hi all: I'll be in Kansas next week and am trying to get as much Kansas and Oklahoma action as I can get particularly particularly on the former Missouri Pacific Hoisington sub. Any ideas as to what my plan of attack should be? How often do they run on the Hoisington sub, especially the western half...
by frankgaron2
Wed May 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Western Railfan
Topic: Kyle RR action - how best to catch (especially SP units)?
Replies: 0
Views: 2066

Kyle RR action - how best to catch (especially SP units)?

Hi All: I'll also be in KS first week of June & want to shoot as much Kyle action as I can get. No suprise but my main goal is to catch the SP tunnel motors. If you were me & only had a day or two what would your action plan be? How often & when does the Goodland - Limon job run? Any intel would be ...
by frankgaron2
Wed May 17, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Western Railfan
Topic: RCP&E Belle Fourche - Rapid City - Chadron questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2735

RCP&E Belle Fourche - Rapid City - Chadron questions

Hi All:

I'll also be in SD first week of June & want to shoot as much RCP&E as I can get.

Is the Belle Fourche - Rapid City turn still usually a reliable bet in the early to mid morning?

How often & when does the Chadron job run?

Any intel would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Frank
by frankgaron2
Wed May 17, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Montana Rail Link
Topic: Livingston & Billings questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2845

Livingston & Billings questions

Hi All: I'll be in MT first week of June & want to shoot as much MRL as I can get. How shootable is is the shop area in Livingston from public property? Any power usually around in Billings or Laurel? How many MRL trains (Not BNSF) typically run on this part of the line & what days/times of day migh...
by frankgaron2
Fri May 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: C&O Mainline in WV closed? Floods/washout/trees down?
Replies: 1
Views: 2662

C&O Mainline in WV closed? Floods/washout/trees down?

i all: I am told that the former Chesapeake and Ohio mainline is closed between Huntington and Lewisburg West Virginia due to floods and landslides. Can anybody confirm and better yet advise as to when the line is expected to be back in service? The reason I'm asking is I have a friend visiting from...
by frankgaron2
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Leigh Valley Transit Slatington Line
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Re: Leigh Valley Transit Slatington Line

Thanks for that - I didn't have a map from that time frame in my collection. Now to find a good map that shows what streets the Slatington line ran on from center city Allentown to Greenawalds. Past there I have it pretty well nailed down.
by frankgaron2
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Leigh Valley Transit Slatington Line
Replies: 2
Views: 2460

Leigh Valley Transit Slatington Line

Hi All!

I'm looking to follow the former route of the LVT's Slatington Line this winter. I have some old topo maps but could really use a route map or something to better trace the line. Any info would really be appreciated.

Thanks,

Frank
by frankgaron2
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Midwestern Railfan
Topic: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&E Branch questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2191

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&E Branch questions

Hi All: Had a few questions on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie LE&L Branch in Youngstown and would really appreciate any & all answers! 1. What was the main purpose of the line as built? To serve local steel mills or provide a better connection to the NYC/PRR etc than going through downtown Youngstown? 2...
by frankgaron2
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
Topic: CN/NTR Senneterre - Cochrane questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2465

CN/NTR Senneterre - Cochrane questions

I rode this line right before VIA stopped running their one train a week west of Senneterre. Quite a fun tri plodding along at 15-20mph and knowing that you were the only train on the line for the entire week! Some questions please: 1. When did the last freights run west of La Sarre? How frequently ...
by frankgaron2
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Photography & Video
Topic: Powerslide 5000 scanner software
Replies: 0
Views: 2270

Powerslide 5000 scanner software

Hi There:

Would love to be able to use my Powerslide 5000 but I can't find software to make it work with Windows 10. The software that comes with the scanner doesn't work.

Help!

Thanks,

Frank

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