Jul 22, 2008
BNSF East Thomas Yard - Birmingham AL. 2005
These "Jim Crow" era signs were painted over long ago but as the paint ages over the doorways on the old SP depot in Wharton, Texas, they begin to emerge again to remind us of that history.
Pensacola FL - 2008
October 1979, Knoxville, TN
Not a railroad sign per se, but one with a direct link to the Lehigh Valley Railroad's wealth and history. Back in the late 1970s my friend skillfully handpainted this logo on a wooden coal box filled with anthracite that we used to heat a small building. I thought it was so cool that I had to take a picture of it.
From the early 1980s, two fading remnants of the Erie, including a waiting bench at the Tuxedo, NY station and a highway underpass near Pond Eddy, NY.
As found at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in 1991, a large sign from the original Norfolk Southern.
I'm not so sure I'd quench my thirst here, but a century ago, my grandfather probably did.
From March 1979, a grimy and battered C&NW cab unit has survived another winter in Chicago commuter service. Gosh, I miss this logo.
Great Falls, MT:
July 1982, Hagerstown, MD
Black Diamond drumhead on LV 353, the Lehigh Valley's former business car at Bay Head, NJ [02/1983] and the sign on the PRR's NASSAU Tower at Princeton Jct, NJ [07/1980].
AAPRCO Summer Convention May, 2014 in Gulfport, MS
Now 100 years old, I found a Pennsylvania Railroad keystone impressed into a branchline concrete highway underpass at Ringoes, NJ in 1980 and a year later found a seasoned CNJ lock still providing service at Woodbridge, NJ.
The DL&W name stands proudly on the Bush train sheds at the Hoboken, NJ terminal. [01/1981] These platform canopies were a unique design, eschewing the large vaulted arches which were common in the era in favor of low profile cantilevered roofs with slots centered along the centers of each track to provide ventilation for steam locomotive exhausts and skylights to illuminate platforms. Inventor Abraham Lincoln Bush was the DL&W's Chief Engineer.
S&NY Bridge abutment at Long Valley Run 2020. RR scraped in '42 so rail could be used at Army depot at White Dear Pa.
Rail in creek bed, Long Valley Run, 2020. Rail from Long Valley inclined plane. Long Valley Coal ceased operation in 1909.
I believe Long Valley Coal Company supplied coal to the Erie RR. I'm still learning about the operation.
Just below here and across the creek
was a very small yard and engine shed, locomotive, not hoisting engine.
Susquehanna & New York's Powell station, 2020.
Relocated some time ago. Now a residential storage shed.
I told my wife I want to buy it. She didn't think it was funny!
You found some very cool artifacts out there logging loco. With the last run of the S&NY taking place nearly 80 years ago, it's amazing that you've been able to discover as much as you have.