Roadgeek Adam wrote:
Even if you could find the Turntable remains, they've probably been either a) built over or b) decrepit in the woods so far and overgrown.
TSTOM wrote:JasW -
Interesting. I only relayed the description of the structure as an engine house from the site (viewoftheblue.com) hosting the pictures. It does look less than long enough to hold an engine, assuming there were doors for an engine on the far, south side not visible (which would also presuppose the turntable being on that side, too, obviously, and I have no idea where the remains of the turntable in the photo are in relation to the structure). There's a DL&W oil house in Steamtown, but it looks nothing like this. Not that I have any idea what one is supposed to look like.
" It was an engine house, which makes sense given that there was an adjacent turntable: "
I'm told off-line we're both wrong on that building.
It's been identified as an 'oil house'. Apparantly these type structures elsewhere around the system were near turntables/roundhouses within yards. They all lacked few if any windows and all were brick to avoid fires if/when(?) the oil stores ignited.
They were decrepit remains when the above photo was taken 40 years ago! Where the turntable and oil house were located is now in an outfield of a complex of baseball diamonds.
Looking at the turntable picture, it now seems obvious that it was located off to the left of the oil house in the photo -- you can see the yard tracks behind the turntable remains, while the oil house was pretty hard by the main line tracks. So no way could it have been an engine house.
BTW, apparently the Incredible Hulk found himself in that oil house and busted out.