Ghost Signal at Lehighton

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Ghost Signal at Lehighton

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Is the target signal on the abandoned and empty LV mainline in Lehighton still operating? It was at the bottom of the Joint use of Facilities ramp from the CNJ mainline where it connected to the LV main at the east end of Packerton yard. I know it was still working a few years ago and it was eerie to see it at night with no tracks or trains present. I hope to get up that way before it gets too cold.

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Post by metman499 »

Yes it it still operating. In order for the other signal to work properly it has to remain lit.
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Post by AdamCKach »

Resurrecting an old post...

Is this still around, and if so, does it still light up? It's been a year and change since the last post.

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Post by metman499 »

It was when I last passed through that way in December.
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Post by AdamCKach »

Metman,

What's the exact location--is it private, viewable, etc.? Is it foot accessible? I'd like to take a photo of it in the location.

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Post by metman499 »

It is very easily viewable. Head into Lehighton from the south on 209. The former Lehigh Valley, which has been paved over in the last few years for use as an access road further south, will be on your right. You will see the signal in a cut where there used to be a bridge over the Valley for the CNJ. The signal head will be facing you. If you come down from the north 209 splits through town and you will have to turn around after passing through town.
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Post by AdamCKach »

Many thanks, Metman.

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Post by charlie6017 »

Anyone have photos to share of this ghost signal?
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Post by AdamCKach »

I believe I took these in March.

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Post by charlie6017 »

Very cool pics, Adam......thanks for sharing! :-D
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Post by TB Diamond »

May well have been said before, but it is a ghost signal for a ghost train. Nice photos.
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Post by GOLDEN-ARM »

No tower, no bridge, no mainline. I felt like I was at a funeral. The shots are nice, but the loss is very real..... :( Couldn't tell from the pics, but is the station gone, as well? I'm depressed.

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Ghost Signal

Post by IRN750 »

Yes sorry to say the Station and Freight House are long gone replaced by a road around First St in Lehighton. There is also a road built on the old right of way from Lehighton down to old Mahoning yard where they have built a new sewer plant. also there is road built on the right of way from West Bowmanstown to about a half mile east of old Lizard Creek Int.They are all sad sights

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Post by Chessie GM50 »

If the tracks are gone, why do they have to work?

P.S. On my browser, the pics are no longer there. Maybe they can be reloaded.

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Post by metman499 »

It is easier to keep the signal lit. If they tore it out they would have to redo the wiring for the signals that still control the active track. (Photos show up fine in Firefox)
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