From: Frank P Adams frank DOT p DOT adams AT verizonbusiness DOT com
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 22:13:11 -0600
Subject: The DL&W Nay Aug Pump House
"letter01.jpg" - image/jpeg, 2735x2745 (256c)
Circa 1910, the DL&W builds a red brick pump house at Nay Aug (Dunmore) PA
to serve as a "proposed water supply system for railroad and coal mining
uses." It was "subsequently abandoned ... because it did not produce any
consequential amount of water"
In 1923 the division engineer reported that "some one has torn out a part of
the floor and taken off some of the side walls ... and carried same away"
He asks and receives permission to sell the property "before any more of the
building is carried away"
1947 adjacent land (but not the pump house) is sold
1952 G. A. Phillips recommends to P. M. Shoemaker selling the building to a
contractor who is using it for storage.
There was no record of the sale ever taking place.
Fast forward to the present, and the building just off the DL&W main, minus
the parts "carried away" 84 years earlier, remains.
Thanks to Pat McKnight's of Steamtown NHS for his recent hospitality and
access to the original documents attached here as letter 01-05. I can't
even imagine what else he has waiting there to find!
The photographs from last week, well I had to trudge through some old
blackberry vines to get those :) files are pump house 01-04