Category Archives: Talky Tuesday

Talky Tuesday #2

Going by captions from Edward Kaseman’s book on the S&NY, the photo from “Wordless Wednesday #30”  was shot near Cold Spring after a winter storm on 15 February 1942 dumped over a foot of snow on the region. The heavy snow pulled down telephone lines, requiring repairs up and down the line, even though abandonment was only a few months away.

Johnnie McGrath is on the pole, and Bill Heskell and Raymond Howe observe from below, per Kaseman.

Talky Tuesday #1

It has been suggested to me, both online and in person, that some sort of follow-up posts be made to describe some of the locations and subjects of the “Wordless Wednesday” photos. So, for the enlightenment of those who enjoy the “Wordless Wednesdays”, and for the completeness of the online historical record of the S&NY, I present the first ‘Talky Tuesday”:

“Wordless Wednesday #29”: This photo was taken by me during a research/exploration trip up the Pleasant Stream and Schrader Creek valleys in early December 2000. The photo shows the abandoned town site of Masten, PA. My photo is roughly from the same location as this postcard view from the late 1910’s:Masten postcard hi-res-1

“Wordless Wednesday #28”: This photo taken on the same safari as “WW #29” shows the abandoned S&NY roadbed east of Marsh Hill along Pleasant Stream.