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"The Jackson Coal Mining Company and Gravity Railroad"
"The Jackson Coal Mining Company" Tom Curry opened up the Jackson Coal Mine in approximately 1914. Mr. Curry, who was the Superintendent, had already opened up...
Jan 29, 2012
1873 Luzerne County Atlas On-Line
The 1873 Luzerne Co. atlas is on line at: http://www.usgwarch
luzerne/1873/ -- abram burnett...
Sep 16, 2011
Is this a Gravity car?
Hi everyone, I've been a member here for a while but this is my first post here. I came across this old car in PA right off of Rt. 106 in Greenfield Township...
Jul 18, 2011
How many cars remain from the D&H and the PCC?
As the title says, how many cars are still out there? I know in terms of the PCC, you have the two coaches on display, one at Nay Aug and the other in Hawley....
May 3, 2011
Telegraph Lines on the PCC Gravity
Gentleman , In helping answer the question of the telegraph lines on the PCC Gravity the answer is there was no telegraph communication between the PCC office...
Apr 4, 2011
PCC telegraph lines
I'm interested in finding out some info on the telegraph line(s) used on the PCC, especially in the Dunmore area over to the other side of the mountain. I've...
Apr 4, 2011
Can anyone tell me where the edgerton mines are i know where the town was i have been through a few times but i cant find the mines or the air shafts thanks...
Jan 27, 2011
Does any one know where the Edgerton mine was or the air shafts i have been through the old town many times but could not find the air shafts i am sure the...
Jan 22, 2011
Dunderberg Spiral Railway
I've not seem much (if any) discussion of the Dunderberg Spiral Railway here. It was to have been a gravity railroad purpose-built for a pleasure ride. It's...
May 18, 2010
Opening .KMZ Files ?
I'm a newbie to this group and have much enjoyed going through the message posts. In the Files section, I see many files with a .KMZ extension (taken from...
Mar 29, 2010
1894 Atlas Mapping
Placed a few pdf maps from a 1894 Atlas in the files, creating a new folder. Document can be found here: http://hdl.loc.
Mar 22, 2010
New file uploaded to GravityRailroads
Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the GravityRailroads group. File : /D&H...
Mar 22, 2010
Mauch Chunk & Summit Hill "Switch Back" Gravity Railway
I was just recently referred to your discussion group. Reading your group Description, it seems to suggest that the Mauch Chunk and Summit Hill was not a...
Mar 18, 2010
Railroad tower in Hoadleys ?
Someone asked on my site about a 2 story railroad tower from 1905-1906 that ran through Hoadleys. It has a sign "KR" on the side. Given the dates I wonder if...
Jan 21, 2010
Gentlemen , Something I found out that has to do with the Old Railroad Grade on the 1888 map , it seems to me that the Grade was not Jessups Railroad that...
Jan 8, 2010
Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company railroad ?
From reading the description of the group, A group of us explored the remains of the Lackawanna Iron & Steel company'
s railroad that provided iron ore to the...
Jan 2, 2010
# 8 Incline of the Pa. Coal Co. Gravity Railroad
Just saw the posting of # 8 Incline on the PCC Gravity RR , and to clear a few things up , the # 8 incline was not water powered , never was. The only Loaded...
Dec 10, 2009
As I said it starts next to St. Johns Cemetery and would parallel the left side of the Underwood road and pass thru what is now the Mid-Valley School , then...
Nov 26, 2009
Tone: Nice! Would be great to see that history! It's neat to think that even back then the PCC was a "green" company as they used coal fired steam stationary ...
Nov 17, 2009
To Marty Going over your web site and I must say you are giving out a lot of wrong information as an example the Transfer Station at # 6 ,do you know where...
Nov 17, 2009
Re: PCC Tunnell #2
Gentlemen Just a comment or two to try adding some information to your discussion regarding the light track: West of Elmhurst where it crosses from the north...
Nov 17, 2009
Re: Jessup's Folly PSU Maps
Matt, Yes that's the map (one of only two) showing the "Old Railroad Grade" Tony is talking about. I agree with your hard to manipulate comment on the PSU ...
Oct 31, 2009
Regarding our conversations on the OLD RAILROAD GRADE that came from Winton into Dunmore and maybe it mayhave been a different route than the DL&W Winton...
Oct 31, 2009
Re: PCC Tunnell #2 [1 Attachment]
Dick , Let me start off by saying that some of the DL&W / NS / Steamtown track bed we see today is not the same track bed from 1855 , the original bed in...
Sep 20, 2009
PCC Tunnel # 2
Going thru the groups postings I came across a question from pjkettlejr asking about the supposedely second tunnel on the PCC Gravity Railroad somewhere in...
Sep 17, 2009
Good Mapping Site
I don't remember if I passed this on before, but ACME Mapper is a good viewer that allows you to toggle between Google aerials, USGS topos, Google street maps...
Nov 25, 2008
Trip that might interest the Gravity Railroad group
To our Gravity Railroad group members: As you know, steam engines were vital to the operation of most gravity railroads. We are going to have a Pennsylvania...
Sep 29, 2008
What to look for? PCC state archives.
I have a chance to go next Tuesday to the Sate Archives in Harrisburg and look through PCC records from 1838 to 1871. There are 42 cu. Ft. of records for this...
Sep 27, 2008
PCC plane 10 photos uploaded to the photos section of the forum.
Well I went and visited Planes 8 through 10 on the PCC gravity 9/20/08. I have only uploaded the photos from plane 10 for now, I will upload the rest tonight....
Sep 21, 2008
Saying Hi to everybody.
My Name is John and I live in Scranton, Pa. I came over from an invitation from Duplexdrive who I contacted via Google Earth. I was asking about some maps of...
Sep 15, 2008
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