From: "Tupaczewski, Paul R \(Paul\)" paultup AT alcatel-lucent DOT com
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:59:38 -0600
Subject: The DL&W over the Poconos, today!
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Here are some photos that were taken last Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, by my
work colleague Frank Etzel. He has offered to share them for teh benefit
of the listers - I think they'll be of interest!
Frank followed the Delaware-Lackawanna's combined Mount Pocono grain
train and Slateford Jct. turn PT-98 out of Scranton, and captured some
wonderful Lackawanna-esque scenes
scranton.jpg shows the combined train, led by an all-Alco lashup -
C630-RS32-C636-C420, with the PT-98 power 60 grain cars down through the
train (a pair of black/yellow RS3s!), 18 empties and an RS11 shoving on
the back of that! The train is just beginning its start out of
Scranton - the station is just out of frame to the left.
midtrain.jpg shows the RS3s
helper.jpg shots the lone RS11 pusher - pushers, just like the days of
the DL&W and EL!
dl3000.jpg shows the train storming under a classic DL&W signal bridge
near the Elmhurst reservoir.
cresco.jpg shows the PT-98 (after it detached at Mount Pocono) sailing
downgrade past the restored Cresco station
gravelplace.jpg shows the PT-98 sailing past the long-abandoned Gravel
Note: Frank also shot video, and I will be putting that up shortly on
YouTube. The sound is incredible! :)
He says it reminded him of the days he saw EL Alcos chortling away!