Well, it appears that re-starting this topic has produced results. I love it!
I want to share with you information I received, today (8/21/13), from Jim Kerner: Treadwell was bought by Bethlehem Corporation (not Bethlehem STEEL - it's actually two separate, unrelated corporations; they just shared the same name). Bethlehem Corp. only bought portions of Treadwell's property (buildings), but not the whole plant property or Treadwell's assets. Treadwell did continue to make their products (cement, sugar and rolling mills using commercial castings produced in electric steel furnaces), but they were in a severe state of decline when Bethlehem Corp. moved in. A lot of their business was lost to Pollack and in the 1960s & 1970s, Treadwell was down to making structural steel & shipping that out by truck. He also mentioned that the CNJ's W&E Branch, in fact, did not have a spur into Treadwell (as has been posted in other locations). The CNJ went by Treadwell, but did not physically go into Treadwell.
Also, John Evans on the [email protected]
posted this neat information today (8/21/13) so I'm to quote him here (& give him the credit):
Hopefully I can answer some of your questions regarding the E&N.
Victor Balata Belting received raw materials and shipped finished product in boxcars
Raimo of Easton was a scrap yard and shipped scrap metal in gondolas.
Dixie Cup received paper in boxcars (primarily GB&W cars in the 1970's) and shipped finished product in boxcars. I believe they also received wax in tank cars as many of the paper cups they produced were wax coated.
Schaible's Bakery received flour in airslide covered hoppers if memory serves me correct.
Leone Brothers was another bakery but was not rail served. They were located nearer to center city Easton. They were probably served by a team track located at Northampton Street near Schaible's Bakery. Possibly bagged flour that was then trucked to their location.
The Easton Express was today's Express-Times newspaper and received newsprint.
Easton Iron & Metal is a scrap yard and received no loads but shipped scrap metal in gondolas.
Hummel Lumber received lumber in boxcars but was not receiving coal by the 70's.
Binney & Smith did receive wax by tank car as well as other materials by boxcar. They also received raw material by covered hopper at their Lower Mill. Not sure exactly what it was but assume it was used in the manufacture of either chalk or modeling clay both of which were also manufactured here. They shipped product out in boxcars.
WIS BANG that you refer to was a friend of mine and we grew up less than a block from each other. I believe his reference to Transogram Toys was misinterpreted. Transogram was not on the E&N but was directly rail served on the Southside Industrial Branch. They probably received raw materials and definitely shipped out finished product in boxcars.
Likewise his reference to Stahley TV & Appliance probably refers to boxcars being unloaded on the team tracks in LV's Easton yard, not on the E&N, since Stahley was located only about two blocks from the Easton station and yard.
The two coal trestles he references are, again, probably on the Southside Industrial Branch. One, Easton Coal and Lumber, had a large concrete unloading trestle and would have been located close to the lumber yard as he references. The other was probably Aerni & Hitzel fuel.
The coal trestle he references at 13th St. still stands. It is also a concrete trestle and was originally part of C. K. Williams fuel company.
One coal dealer seldom mentioned on the E&N was Kepler's Fuel Co.'s coal yard in West Easton. It was located between Ridge St. and Palmer St. in West Easton and was actually the first customer on the E&N west of Easton located a few blocks before Victor Balata.
Hope this helps
Again, really neat to see this stuff. I hope this is helping others out. I'll post more as I receive more information.