Talky Tuesday #62

The S&NY facilities at Towanda are in the process of being abandoned in the view of last week’s “WW #103”.

To the left is the Towanda yard office/depot, windows boarded up. The train order board is out of service; the semaphore blades removed.

In the middle of the scene, some track at the engine facility and yard has already been pulled up. The center tracks will remain for the use of Lehigh Valley trains heading for the LV’s Bowman’s Creek branch at Monroeton.

To the left is a mixed string of S&NY rolling stock, including a caboose and ditcher #6. The ditcher shovel boom is secured to the flatcar in the foreground, along with the frog from the recently-removed switch seen to the right. A PRR GS gondola coupled to the flat stands ready to receive salvaged rails as they are lifted from the r-o-w.

A sad scene, but still a very useful one when the model version takes shape.


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