Category Archives: Schrader Creek

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 #48

Last weeks’ “WW #76” gives us a calming late winter / early spring view of a typical Eastern Pennsylvania mountain stream, possibly Schrader Creek. If we could return to this location in the present day, I doubt the view would be much changed beyond a few taller trees. One can almost hear the muted roar of the shallow falls in the foreground, but don’t fall in! Even in summer the water is cold enough to curl your toes, shall we say…

Wordless Wednesday #76

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #11

Last week’s WW #39 is a late spring scene along either Pleasant Stream or Schrader Creek. I do not believe this was taken on the PRR Elmira Branch, as the creek does not seem quite wide enough for Lycoming Creek.

Also, the identity of the locomotive is uncertain at this distance from the head-end, and the train is an interesting mix of pre-war freight cars.

Since most of the technical details are lost to time, let us simply sit back against the cushions, bask in the warmth from the spring sunshine shining through the cupola windows and the smell of fresh coffee wafting up from the caboose stove, and enjoy the trip…

Wordless Wednesday #39

Joe Boyd Photo - Author's Collection

Joe Boyd Photo – Author’s Collection

Wordless Wednesday #3

Bill Caloroso - Cal's Classics

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics