• Pottsville, PA station (Grizzly Flats)

  • Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.
Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.

Moderator: scottychaos

  by scottychaos
 
I am digging for some history the "Grizzly Flats" station..
Found out it was based on a Lehigh Valley Station!
in "Pottsville NY"
according to this site:

http://www.discoverlivesteam.com/magazine/19.html

well,,I just couldnt find a "Pottsville NY" anywhere!
no references to it at all anywhere on the internet..weird.
So I went and got my "LV Bible" (the Archer book! ;)
and looked up Pottsville..
turns out its Pottsville PA!
the author of that Ward Kimball info got the state wrong..
(or the wrong info has been passed down through Disney history..)
the LV had a Pottsville branch deep in the Pennsylvania anthracite fields..

So now im looking for 2 things..
anyone ever see any drawings of this station?
(the Ward kimball version is probably much more likely to have drawing than the original LV version)
and im looking for a prototype photo of the LV station..
anyone ever see one?

thanks,
Scot

  by Tamping Pick
 
I'd like to get a drawing too Scot. I think and only think that there was one in a OLD RR mag.( more like Railroader,pre 50's) at one time. Take a look back in Archers book at the Orwigsburg station! That was a real big building, long gone now. LV really ment to push RDGs button when they built that Pottsville branch. The branch was only built to stop RDG from going into the LV coal fields on Buck mountain. Seemed to work.
I saw a pic of LV Pottsville station somewhere, but don't remember where.
PICK

  by scottychaos
 
Thanks Pick,
actually a fellow member of my G gauge club found the plans!
she is going to bring the magazine to the club meeting next week, and I can borrow the issue and scan the plans..
I can then email the plans to anyone interested..
(i think thats legal isnt it? I know those magazine plans usually say they can be copied for personal use..I won't post them on-line, but I think emailing them is ok..)
Scot