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Talky Tuesday #68

Last week’s “WW#110” is photo of what is essentially a funeral train. In it, a train of gondola cars loaded with rails lifted from the  S&NY roadbed heads for Newberry, where they will be re-laid at the ammunition plant being built at White Deer, PA or sent for scrap for the war effort.

Wordless Wednesday #110

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #67

A post-abandonment view along Schrader Creek is the scene in last week’s “WW #109”.  The ties remain in place and the right-of-way has not yet been completely lost to nature. Telephone poles stand vigil, but the copper wire linking the stations along the route has been reclaimed for the war effort.

The time is probably high summer, given the foliage on the trees and the shirtless young fellow on the rocks overlooking the creek.

Perhaps a reader can identify this rock formation and the swimming hole below…

Wordless Wednesday #109

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #66

An unknown S&NY locomotive takes on water in “WW #108” of two weeks ago. Timeframe is likely early spring, given the snow on the ground. The water going into the tank is probably C-O-L-D!

Of interest is the coal of various sizes in the bunker and scattered on the tender deck, including a large portion of “fines”, suggesting this is unsorted “mine run” coal.

I cannot identify the fireman in the photo; perhaps a reader can provide the info.