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LWVRR
April 20th, 2011, 07:23 PM
I couldn't resist so I started decorating a few areas on the map.
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image31.jpg
This is the South Scranton area. I have a few more houses to add to this location.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image30.jpg
Just after the Crown Avenue Tunnel, the trolleys still run over these tracks today all though its reduced down to one track.

gaugetamper
April 20th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Looking great!

LWVRR
April 21st, 2011, 01:11 PM
Moving south...
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image32.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image33.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image34.jpg
At Virginia there is a switchback. This is the start of the 2 mile Minooka Branch Line. The Minooka Branch services 5 on line industries.

simulatortrain
April 21st, 2011, 03:57 PM
That looks really nice!

LWVRR
April 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM
Here are a few more...
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image36.jpg
Heading south from Virginia on a early morning coal run.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image37.jpg
Passing Rocky Glen Pond...I think of it more like a lake.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image38.jpg
Passing the Million Dollar Roller Coaster...looking like it's worth a little less then a million dollars.:D

northcornice
April 21st, 2011, 09:47 PM
Great looking route!

LWVRR
April 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Here is the finished Wilkes-Barre Station by Jananton.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image38%281%29.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image39.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image40.jpg

Kon1786
April 23rd, 2011, 12:37 PM
Looking good !

UP4021
April 23rd, 2011, 03:24 PM
Yes. Looking very good. :D

I have to ask about the roof over the platform on that one Wilkes-Barre station, what with it being held up with brick braces. Is that even possible? :hehe:

LWVRR
April 23rd, 2011, 03:45 PM
I have to ask about the roof over the platform on that one Wilkes-Barre station, what with it being held up with brick braces. Is that even possible? :hehe:

I never thought about until you brought it up! We'll have to look into that.:o

Jananton
April 23rd, 2011, 06:37 PM
I have to ask about the roof over the platform on that one Wilkes-Barre station, what with it being held up with brick braces. Is that even possible? :hehe:
Well, these days it's certainly possible, but for the time of this building it's surely too modern. I actually left it in to not let the polycount go completely through the roof.
Maybe with later optimalisations of the building mesh it could perhaps be possible to make a metal roof carrying construct, but for now it's this I'm affraid. :)

Greetings from nighttime Amsterdam and Happy Easter,

Jan

UP4021
April 23rd, 2011, 07:17 PM
Well, these days it's certainly possible, but for the time of this building it's surely too modern. I actually left it in to not let the polycount go completely through the roof.
Maybe with later optimalisations of the building mesh it could perhaps be possible to make a metal roof carrying construct, but for now it's this I'm affraid. :)

Greetings from nighttime Amsterdam and Happy Easter,

Jan

Got it. :)

It still looks good. I only just realized that after staring at it in amazement for about a minute. :hehe:

LWVRR
April 23rd, 2011, 07:40 PM
The Million Dollar Rollar Coaster got some new paint.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image42.jpg

LWVRR
May 8th, 2011, 06:52 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL006.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL001.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL005.jpg

sawyer811
May 8th, 2011, 07:30 PM
man this looks great...I wish i could use that track(the standard version), but my videocard doesn't like it:o

Anyway, would it be possible to do a "proto-lanced" mod and string catenary on this as a second version? just because we've got plenty more pantograph-operated electric interurban engines than third-rail shoe operated. It's ust got that down-home interurban feel that i think we've been missing from trainz.

just a thought...Ignore it if you want, just thought i'd ask.

LWVRR
May 8th, 2011, 07:37 PM
man this looks great...I wish i could use that track(the standard version), but my videocard doesn't like it:o

Anyway, would it be possible to do a "proto-lanced" mod and string catenary on this as a second version? just because we've got plenty more pantograph-operated electric interurban engines than third-rail shoe operated. It's ust got that down-home interurban feel that i think we've been missing from trainz.

just a thought...Ignore it if you want, just thought i'd ask.


I might be able to do that if enough folks request it. You know there are sections on the layout that uses overhead wire.

sawyer811
May 8th, 2011, 08:47 PM
yeah, i knew that (hope that didn't just sound snotty:confused:) but i just wondered about the whole route being under wire. anyway, even if you don't, nothing's stopping me from doing it myself:D

Dinorius_Redundicus
May 8th, 2011, 09:03 PM
LWVRR

How about a night time shot of the front of the Wilkes-Barre station? I wanna see how that LWVR sign looks in its rightful resting place. If I can work out how to upload it to the DLS as a build 3.3 asset, will you be able to access it? If not, what is the maximum build number I should use (bearing in mind that the higher the build number the longer it will remain as a 'supported' asset under N3V's social Darwinist life cycle policy).

~ Deane

LWVRR
May 8th, 2011, 09:35 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image47.jpg

Here ya go...
I can access build 3.3, if not 2.9.

LWVRR
May 9th, 2011, 08:01 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL007.jpg

This is the Browns Patch or Avoca Stop. Here the Laurel Line had a sub station and a small freighthouse. The substation is being worked on in Blender but the freighthouse can be seen. Also seen...the Consolidated Coal Breaker that looms over the area.

Dinorius_Redundicus
May 10th, 2011, 12:56 AM
...pic removed...

Here ya go...
I can access build 3.3, if not 2.9.

Oh nice, even if I say so myself. I should have left one bulb blown or flickering just for 'reality'. :)

I will see what I can do about uploading the asset in case you publish the layout at some point.

LWVRR
May 10th, 2011, 08:26 PM
This is a picture of the South Street crossing in Avoca Pa. The road crossing was so long that the trolleys and freight motors had to coast over the crossing because there was no contact with the 3rd rail.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL008.jpg

sawyer811
May 10th, 2011, 09:23 PM
how long are we talking about? could you give us a higher view? (sorry, just intrigued by that comment...i think my inner electric fan is showing)

LWVRR
May 10th, 2011, 09:36 PM
how long are we talking about? could you give us a higher view? (sorry, just intrigued by that comment...i think my inner electric fan is showing)


I was just mentioning as a bit of local history about this crossing. The layout dosen't reflect that. At least I don't think it does??? The Laurel Line had very few crossings, this one was especially dangerous. The lights would go out in the trolley because it left the 3rd rail. I also don't know what affect it would have on the breaking system but it can't be good.

LWVRR
May 10th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Ok now that I look at the crossing I can understand the problem. The road is crossing at a very heavy angle...

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image48.jpg

There is lots of space between the 3rd rails!

sawyer811
May 10th, 2011, 09:57 PM
aah, i wondered if that was the problem.

sorry to bother you, but i love modelling railroad crossings (i even tried to get our cat named "Railroad crossing":hehe:), probably more than anything else. the weird, the true, the freaky, that's how i like 'em.

LWVRR
May 10th, 2011, 10:01 PM
aah, i wondered if that was the problem.

sorry to bother you, but i love modelling railroad crossings (i even tried to get our cat named "Railroad crossing":hehe:), probably more than anything else. the weird, the true, the freaky, that's how i like 'em.


You're not bothering me. I like when folks take an interest in something I'm working on. All questions are welcome in this thread! :D

LWVRR
May 12th, 2011, 10:24 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/imaga49.jpg

Here is one of my favorite spots on the layout. I took this LV SW7 on the Laurel Line over the Avoca Viaduct. The viaduct is about the halfway point on the line. This mean I'm almost half done with this layout....NOT!

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image50.jpg

At one time, this area was a busy spot. The viaduct goes over the main lines of the Delaware & Hudson and the Lehigh Valley. In the background is the Heidleburg Coal Breaker. If I was a railfan way back when...this would be the spot I'd go to.

mcguirel
May 12th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Avoca Viaduct Shots are impressive.

Isegrinns
May 13th, 2011, 02:11 AM
Awesome work as always, Scott!
Keep it coming.
:)

Jananton
May 13th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Well, that looks like a very buzy part of the line(s), nice. :cool:

Greetings from sunny Amsterdam,

Jan

LWVRR
May 13th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the nice replies everybody. :)

Here's the next screenshot...
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL010.jpg

South of the Avoca Viaduct is the Dupont stop. We're starting to get into more populated areas. I'm in need of many houses!

LWVRR
May 15th, 2011, 12:23 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image52.jpg

Here is an action shot from the same area as the previous picture. Placing all those houses are slowing me down!

LWVRR
May 15th, 2011, 12:31 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image51.jpg

Moving south from the last picture, this is Laurel Street in Pittston. The Laurel Line parallels to the right. The next area that I'll be working on is Pittston. This is the mid point of the line and there are many houses and industries to place. I may be working on this area for the next couple of weeks.

Isegrinns
May 15th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Productive Scott is productive.

http://www.worldofugly.de/ugly/076.gif

Looks great!
I know how you feel about setting up those settlements...

Keep em coming.

LWVRR
May 15th, 2011, 07:35 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL011.jpg
This shows the Bulter Breaker in the background. The Area is North Pittston.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL012.jpg
Another shot of North Pittston and the North Pittston Stop.

Isegrinns
May 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM
I like that bridge in the foreground of the last shot.

You know that there are crossings made for the YARN-splines?

:)

LWVRR
May 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
I like that bridge in the foreground of the last shot.

You know that there are crossings made for the YARN-splines?

:)

Yes, but I keep forgetting to use them. Most of the crossing that I used are BNSF50's 1950's signs using the ATLS system.

LWVRR
May 16th, 2011, 01:58 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image53.jpg

Does anybody remember this old friend? It's the Greenliner with a fresh coat of paint and Laurel Line logos. I updated it to work in TS2009. These trolleys will do until the new ones are made. :cool:

Jananton
May 16th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Hi Scott,

I see it's coming along fine. :)
Btw, that red dot in the last picture is what I meant earlier. Press on it and you should be able to see what component is the culprit. I wonder if that's the breaker we've talked about.

Greetings from cloudy Amsterdam,

Jan

LWVRR
May 16th, 2011, 04:19 AM
Hi Scott,

I see it's coming along fine. :)
Btw, that red dot in the last picture is what I meant earlier. Press on it and you should be able to see what component is the culprit. I wonder if that's the breaker we've talked about.

Greetings from cloudy Amsterdam,

Jan

I checked that out. I think it's because there is no path to the breaker. But that's really just a guess at this point. I'll look into it further.

Isegrinns
May 16th, 2011, 05:48 AM
Well, I should have made it clearer, I meant street crossings.

Anyway, Im taking a look on the Minooka Branch and will post some screens here when something "showable" comes out, if thats okay for you.

:)

scratchy
May 16th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Wow, these shots are very impressive:) Looks like an awesome line to model as well, i love the shots of the viaducts,and that one of the xing.:cool: Best of luck.

LWVRR
May 16th, 2011, 08:03 PM
The fleet...she's a growin'

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image54.jpg

jadebullet
May 18th, 2011, 03:51 PM
A few from me now that some texturing has been done.
http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7dd9ca67ae95d87a3b32001e1f950b04.jpg

http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/7721717caa016b05e773efea4a9d9f6e.jpg

http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/917d60fc3dc15fd78c4abe57cfcc34e3.jpg

http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/6106466fd7180c9f44bf4de75747d744.jpg

http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/79887f134ca7d9b53ece64e440b5f583.jpg

JackieG
May 18th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Ok now that I look at the crossing I can understand the problem. The road is crossing at a very heavy angle...

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image48.jpg

There is lots of space between the 3rd rails!

How do u get the ATLS system?

LWVRR
May 18th, 2011, 05:43 PM
How do u get the ATLS system?

You mean where do you get it? Or how do I set it up?

trainzpro
May 18th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Ok now that I look at the crossing I can understand the problem. The road is crossing at a very heavy angle...

http://home.comcast.net/%7Elwvrr/pwpimages/image48.jpg

There is lots of space between the 3rd rails!

Just out of curiosity, why is there an "invisible" track (or spline, whatever it's called) between the two crossing signals?:confused:

LWVRR
May 18th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Just out of curiosity, why is there an "invisible" track (or spline, whatever it's called) between the two crossing signals?:confused:

I thought that 's how it's set up...It seems to works. Their to indicate to the slave which signals it's working with. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Isegrinns
May 19th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Yep, you need the invisible track to connect the lights with the slave. Then you set up the channel for the triggers and the slave (I think there is one especially for crossings) and there you go.
:)

trainzpro
May 19th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Yep, you need the invisible track to connect the lights with the slave. Then you set up the channel for the triggers and the slave (I think there is one especially for crossings) and there you go.
:)

So what you're saying is that somewhere on the actual tracks there is a trigger, which sends a signal to the slave (which I assume is that blue and white thing), and then that's connected to the lights? In other words, train hits trigger on tracks, trigger sends signal to slave, then slave activates the crossing lights and bells? Please forgive me. I know a little bit about triggers, I just never seen a crossing in Trainz set up like that.

sawyer811
May 19th, 2011, 11:20 AM
I thought you have to cut the running track and attach that invisible track to one of the running track sections (through the crossing) and then pull invisible track over the cut sections? Maybe i'm wrong, but that's the only way i can usually get them to work. I'd throw up a screenshot, but i don't want to hijack this.

someone correct me if i'm wrong?

LWVRR
May 19th, 2011, 11:41 AM
I thought you have to cut the running track and attach that invisible track to one of the running track sections (through the crossing) and then pull invisible track over the cut sections? Maybe i'm wrong, but that's the only way i can usually get them to work. I'd throw up a screenshot, but i don't want to hijack this.

someone correct me if i'm wrong?


You shouldn't need to do that if you are using triggers on the tracks. I'll look into this closer. Cuz now I'm getting confused!

LWVRR
May 19th, 2011, 11:48 AM
The New Scranton Station by Jananton.
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/sshots/LL013.jpg

LWVRR
May 19th, 2011, 11:52 AM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image55.jpgAnd another shot...

LWVRR
May 19th, 2011, 12:36 PM
I thought you have to cut the running track and attach that invisible track to one of the running track sections (through the crossing) and then pull invisible track over the cut sections? Maybe i'm wrong, but that's the only way i can usually get them to work. I'd throw up a screenshot, but i don't want to hijack this.

someone correct me if i'm wrong?


After researching I found that you are right. The difference is that I'm not using any actual crossing. There is no moving traffic on the layout so mine is just set up for the light (signals) to work as the train passes.

Isegrinns
May 19th, 2011, 03:09 PM
Here is a tutorial.

http://www.boatztrainz.co.uk/tutorials.htm

:)

p.s. I needed help to get them running, too.
:p

Adamovic
May 19th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Nice job on your route man! Its looking like its coming along nicely!

nuni7270
May 26th, 2011, 12:46 AM
Cant wait for the release, I love traction routes. Any chance we can get some updates later on?

LWVRR
July 5th, 2011, 03:44 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/Pittston%20Station.jpg

Work continues...Here is the Pittston Station made by Jananton. Next to be built is the Pittston depot that sit right in back of the station. Thanks to Jananton for the great work on the building.:D

northcornice
July 5th, 2011, 05:19 PM
This is a superb screenshot, looks real!

cascaderailroad
July 5th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Very nice builings, great lighting, and perspective.

Almost every town in the US once had a trolley system, thank you for replicating something that is long gone ... super job !

CincySouthernRwy
July 7th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Awesome work.

These have probably been asked, but... is that freight motor available? It appears to be a very accurate model. Also, are you able to make the artwork for the Greenliner reskin available? That way we can copy our Greenliners and drop the new files into the body folders to make L&WV coaches. Can't wait to try it out. (I wonder what L&WV diesels would have looked like... )

I lived in this area for a year. It's a shell of its former self, but it was way exciting the day I located the site of CNJ's Ashley engine terminal and the WB&E-Erie interchange from I-80.

LWVRR
July 7th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Awesome work.

These have probably been asked, but... is that freight motor available? It appears to be a very accurate model. Also, are you able to make the artwork for the Greenliner reskin available? That way we can copy our Greenliners and drop the new files into the body folders to make L&WV coaches. Can't wait to try it out. (I wonder what L&WV diesels would have looked like... )

I lived in this area for a year. It's a shell of its former self, but it was way exciting the day I located the site of CNJ's Ashley engine terminal and the WB&E-Erie interchange from I-80.

We're still working on a few more Laurel Line buildings at this time. When we are done with them we will be moving on to the L&WV rolling stock. The greenliner models are there just for show. There are plans for new coaches and combination cars in the works. The boxcab itself is only about half finished at this time. It needs lots more work before it can get released. As time rolls on, these models will be posted on the Laurel Line site.

nuni7270
July 7th, 2011, 09:47 PM
That looks amazing. :udrool::mop::D

simulatortrain
July 8th, 2011, 05:37 PM
I am not very familiar with Scranton but would have picked out that last shot in an instant. Great work!

LWVRR
July 11th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Here is the latest picture of the Pittston Laurel Line Station and Depot.
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/Pittston%20Station%20%26%20Depot.jpg

LWVRR
July 17th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Here are some of the latest pictures.
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image60.jpg
Trolley passing the Ewen stop. The Ewen Breaker and the Valley View Washery looms in the background.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image61.jpg
Approaching the Pittston Station and Depot.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image62.jpg
A freight train passing the South Pittston stop at Plank St.

LWVRR
July 17th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Here a few more pictures
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image63.jpg
Freight motor at Pittston Station

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image64.jpg
The same freight motor entering Pittston gorge.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image65.jpg
A trolley entering the Port Griffith area at Welsh St. south of Pittston.

sawyer811
July 17th, 2011, 10:31 PM
beautiful, utterly beautiful. I wish i had half your skills!

I'd type more, but i gotta go find a drool mop. :udrool: :udrool: :udrool:

Jananton
July 18th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Nice series of shots Scott. You've been really busy I see. :cool:

Greetings from nighttime Amsterdam,

Jan

cascaderailroad
July 18th, 2011, 04:14 PM
I must say, that yours, are mighty handsome looking trolleys !
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image53.jpg

Septa at one time had many different types of trolleys, very few, if any are on the DLS.

Altoona and Johnstown once had an extensive trolley system ... sadly they were all intentionaly torched & burned to the ground, rather than disassembly & scrapping, as they were full of asbestos.

sawyer811
July 18th, 2011, 08:31 PM
I just noticed something on the first shot (the one of the ewen stop). the tracks seem to float, ballast and all, to the bridge piers. you probably know this, but if you set the plateau button to the last height before the abyss and set the terrain circle-thing (i should know what this stuff is called by now:o) to its smallest setting, you can create convincing outcroppings that also keep the track on level ground.

again, i'm sure i'm pretty much talking to myself at this point, but i just thought i'd say something. the route looks great either way!

LWVRR
July 19th, 2011, 07:50 AM
I just noticed something on the first shot (the one of the ewen stop). the tracks seem to float, ballast and all, to the bridge piers. you probably know this, but if you set the plateau button to the last height before the abyss and set the terrain circle-thing (i should know what this stuff is called by now:o) to its smallest setting, you can create convincing outcroppings that also keep the track on level ground.

again, i'm sure i'm pretty much talking to myself at this point, but i just thought i'd say something. the route looks great either way!


Good eye! I've already gone through and fixed most of the bridges.

Rail4Pete
July 19th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Great route. I especialy like your use of houses. Yes there are some new houses (Davesnow's and the brickhouses) availiable. The use of NZ-houses by Sirgiby has been very popular and these houses are also nice, but does not alway reflect the North American ones.

Thanks!
Rail4Pete

rwk
July 21st, 2011, 04:34 AM
What track is that that you're using? It looks so realistic. Is it publicly available? Is this the same route that trolleys now run on from Steamtown platform south across the Roaring Brook curved bridge, through the tunnel? I rode the trolley once, but it stopped short of the curved bridge in a small freight yard because the extension wasn't completed yet. In fact, I'm working on the line myself but in present day tourist operations and Steamtown lines as well, and other RR lines like CP, etc. It's a huge DEM map going to Sunbury, Binghamton, Delaware Water Gap. I might merge it with my other route of merged routes Reading and Northern, Norfolk Southern etc. from Sayre, PA south through Pittston/Dupont to Jim Thorpe, Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Manville, NJ etc. It will be a huge route of northeastern PA railroads and parts of NJ, NY as well. Some of the items Bendorsey made are of great use to me for my route, like the DL&W Scranton Station, Roaring Brook curved bridge on the trolley line, etc.

LWVRR
July 21st, 2011, 12:34 PM
What track is that that you're using? It looks so realistic. Is it publicly available? Is this the same route that trolleys now run on from Steamtown platform south across the Roaring Brook curved bridge, through the tunnel?

The track is a repaint of the S301's track. It's still in testing. I may have to change the track to something a little more user friendly in the end though. If I do use the track, it will be added to the Laurel Line site with the rest of the models.

Yes, this is the same route that Steamtown uses today for their trolley excursions.

SUBWAY125
July 21st, 2011, 12:44 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image47.jpg

Here ya go...
I can access build 3.3, if not 2.9.
Where did you get the crossing in the bottom-right corner?

LWVRR
July 21st, 2011, 12:51 PM
That's a BNSF50's 1950's crossings that are on the DL Station.

rwk
July 21st, 2011, 02:57 PM
The present day trolley line goes from Steamtown, crosses a couple of city streets, goes under Spruce St. bridge, through a small freight yard, crosses the curved bridge over Roaring Brook, goes through the tunnel and then follows I-81 down to the ball park near Moosic. Would there be any feasibility of extending the trolley line further down the former L&WV right of way? Where did it go past that point? To Pittston and Wilkes-Barre? Is the Rocky Glen wooden coaster gone now? I thought I saw an article that it was razed. There used to be several amusement parks in NE PA, now all that is left is Knoebel's.

LWVRR
July 21st, 2011, 07:11 PM
The present day trolley line goes from Steamtown, crosses a couple of city streets, goes under Spruce St. bridge, through a small freight yard, crosses the curved bridge over Roaring Brook, goes through the tunnel and then follows I-81 down to the ball park near Moosic. Would there be any feasibility of extending the trolley line further down the former L&WV right of way? Where did it go past that point? To Pittston and Wilkes-Barre? Is the Rocky Glen wooden coaster gone now? I thought I saw an article that it was razed. There used to be several amusement parks in NE PA, now all that is left is Knoebel's.

http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image66.jpg
Here is a pic the southern end of the Scranton yard showing the north portal of the Crown Ave Tunnel.

Today's trolley line uses the LWV mainline to the Little Virginia area then crosses over to the Erie & Wyoming line before it ends at the ball park.

I guess if they wanted to they could extend the line to Rocky Glen, but south of that point the L&WV grade is long gone.

LWVRR
July 25th, 2011, 08:02 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image69.jpg

This was a common sight at one time in the coal regions of northeastern Pennsylvania. Black piles of coal waste littered the valley floor in all directions. Most of these waste piles have been cleaned up today but there are still a few left.

This picture shows the Port Blanchard area with the #14 coal breaker in the background.

LWVRR
July 25th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Here we see a northbound double trolley stopped at the #14 stop. This stop was added to the Laurel Line schedule (In later years) for the miners that worked at the near by coal breaker.

LWVRR
July 25th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Moving south, The Laurel Line crosses over Saylor Ave to a siding. This siding was for loading coal from the near by #14 coal breaker. The area in the background is Hilldale.

Isegrinns
July 25th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Looks great Scott.

Kon1786
July 25th, 2011, 08:42 PM
looking awesome ! I been through this area of pa and your shots make it feel like PA great Job!

LWVRR
December 3rd, 2011, 10:53 PM
Since I've gone back to work I haven't had much time to work on the Laurel Line. It's now time to start the project back up again. Here are some of the latest structures added to the Laurel Line Layout.
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This is a picture of the Plains Laurel Line Station/Sub-Station.
http://home.comcast.net/~lwvrr/pwpimages/image74.jpg
The new Laurel Line flag Stop.
Both structures are made by Jananton.

hert
December 3rd, 2011, 11:33 PM
Welcome back. Its looking great. Keep up the excellent work.

hert:wave:

Isegrinns
December 4th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Good to read & see that you are still working on it.
:)