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From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:54:50 -0500
Subject: Moving Mt Pocono Depot and Buffalo Station
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> It always boggles my mind to know they Lackawanna moved a station the size
> of Mount Pocono ( Photo Attached ) several hundred yards when the line
> through town got relocated. Photo is of the station in it's original
> location.
> Bob Bahrs

Bob and List,

The Lackawanna in 1882 established their first station in a four-story brick
building owned by Aetna. IIRC, they had their New York City offices in the
Aetna building down there. They wanted to save the building, but it had to
be moved back 35 feet and raised 5 feet to meet track level. This was a
substantial structure, measuring I believe 35 feet by 75 feet. See attached
photo. Now this was a moving job.

You can see the watchman's shanty and coal bin to the left. We are looking
east. The passenger station moved to the new building at the foot of Main St
in 1886. However, the DL&W retained offices in this building until 1917 I

Ron Dukarm


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