Wordless Wednesday #133

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #90

Last week’s “WW #132” shows a work train over what I believe was called the “Masontown Bridge” over Towanda Creek west of Monroe, PA. In the distance, a crew is working on the ground, possibly lifting rail as part of the 1942 abandonment. Time and the changing course of the creek has erased any trace of the bridge, at least as can be seen by Google Earth…

Wordless Wednesday #132

Bill Caloroso- Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #89

S&NY #119 heads a train eastbound at Towanda in this undated photo in last week’s “WW #131“.

Wordless Wednesday #131

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #88

It looks like an all-hands effort getting the #115 coaled up at Marsh Hill in last week’s “WW#130”. Her crew is keeping her hot, though, as the safety valve is lifting as the photographer captures the moment.

Wordless Wednesday #130

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #87

S&NY #116 pauses at the Towanda ashpit in last week’s “WW #129”. Some of the accoutrements of steam railroading are in the foreground, namely a rack of rakes and other tools used to keep the fire in the engines in good shape, and the clinkers out. I doubt the ladder at the base of the water tank would pass muster in today’s OSHA world…

Wordless Wednesday #129

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #86

Last week’s “WW #128 is a southwesterly-looking overview of Marsh Hill yard with a wealth of detail for the modeler. The coaling tower and water tank can be seen to the right, and the top of Marsh Hill station is visible above the hoppers in the distance at the other end of the yard. An access road crosses all of the yard tracks in the foreground, and a switchmans’ or crossing guard shanty is to the left. A high-target switchstand also guards the yard throat.