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Wordless Wednesday #119

Herb Trice photo – Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #76

Last week’s “WW #118” is a poor-quality shot of #115 leading an excursion of some kind. Behind the #115 is an idler boxcar, followed by another locomotive, and a string of steel passengers cars. #115 flies the white flags of an extra.

I have no other information regarding the date or occasion of the special train.

Wordless Wednesday #118

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #75

#114 pauses at the Towanda ashpit in this early morning (?) view in last week’s “WW #117”. In the background is the Towanda enginehouse/car shop.

Wordless Wednesday #117

Author’s Collection

Talky Tuesday #74

3 REA wagon-loadsĀ of express packages await the next train at the Lehigh Valley Towanda station in last week’s “WW #116”. Hard to say if all that was brought in on the S&NY train (S&NY combination car #206 is in the background) or if it is just parked there for the next LV train. Curious as to what might be in the soft duffle-bags…


Cutting up cardboard in a 95 degree garage is not very “model railroad-y”, but sometimes one has to do the grunt work to advance a project…


Wordless Wednesday #116

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #73

Last week’s “WW #115 gives us a look at the rural nature of the territory served by the S&NY. Not a house or structure in sight. The track is spiked directly to the ties without plates, and weeds and brambles encroach on the right-of-way. The only thingĀ breaking the pastoral tranquility would be the fleeting passage of a train…