Jim Thorpe is a nice town. Cramped though. Parking in the county lot is $3, I think. Railtours has hourly trips starting at 0900, or 1000. Last run should go all the way up to Lake Hauto. Power could be the SC, the U30, or the F's. Dugan's, about half a block up Broadway, has the necessities. The 5&10 has some useful stuff too. There yoostawas a hobby shop on Race Street, Anthracite Hobbies. Open on weekends, and one weeknight/week. John did great custom work, and sold Railpace, TRP, Morning Sun, etc... Out of business. You can access PQ tower by driving up past the yard. If you go up there, stay to the right to get around the 'river track'. You'll see what I mean. Go up along the tracks, the tower's about 3/4 mile up. Nothing left inside, but you can see it was meant to last forever (till the owner took the roof off). I don't know the freight schedules, but if they run, you can catch the Reading and Northern mid/late afternoon coming down from Pittston. As for the CN trains, I wish I could help. Also, going to Glen Onoko is nice, though overrun by people at times. Ask the ladies in the train station for directions.
That's all I can think of. You'll see what else is available just by sight and sound.
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