henry6 wrote:Without definition of "railroad ghost town" makes the example list almost endless....Ghost town like not there anymore?
I would nominate Ronovo, PA once on the PRR now on NS. The PRR shops were the only thing in town, like Susquehanna. Ronovo exists as a former town were two roads intersect deep in the valley. Probably more a ghost of itself than Susquehanna despite, I think, a locomotive recycler setting up there.
henry6-I have to agree with you, when I first read the title of this thread, Renovo was the first thing that came to my mind. Renovo was laid out and built by the then Philadelphia & Erie Railroad, starting in 1862. In fact the name "Renovo" is Latin, meaning "I repair".
My father took me there in the late 1950's to see the last of Pennsy steam on a fantrip. Even in the early 1970's there was still some work being done by the Penn Central when I used to pass through on my way to/from jr. college in Williamsport.
A visit about 5 years ago was certainly a shocker-just one single track running through what used to be a huge yard & shop complex with the empty hulks of shop buildings on the north side. Someone has made an attempt to start a Railroad Park there and there were some old Conrail cabooses and other rolling stock that had seen better days on one of the few remaining yard tracks.
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