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Old 12-18-2019, 01:57 AM   #1
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I came across these two UT videos concerning the LGSRY. I thought that ya all from back Pennsylvania way might be interested. Please look at the Chaos video first. What a difference two years make.



Train Chaos at Jim Thorpe

The Final Days of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
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Old 12-18-2019, 05:15 AM   #2
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Neat videos, thanks for sharing. They have a great assortment of locos and rolling stock.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:19 AM   #3
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The beautiful hills of Pennsylvania!!!. I have several cousins that live in Jim Thorpe, and my family came from around that area. I hunted bear and deer down there years ago, along with small game. Nice videos, thanks for sharing.
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Nice, thanks for posting. Brings back memories when 765 was there.
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Old 12-18-2019, 10:04 AM   #5
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Very relaxing videos and I enjoyed watching those.

Does (or did) that railroad provide scheduled service between points or was it strictly a tourist railroad?
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Nice videos. Thanks for posting Erie610.

I’ve taken a number of trips on the LGSRY and RBMN. The LGSRY site now just has links to the RBMN site. Jim Thorpe politicians shot their town in the foot big time.

RBMN runs excursions out of Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Port Clinton and Reading. And I see they have Santa Trains out of Minersville and Tunkhannock.
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:49 AM   #7
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Nice videos. Thanks for posting Erie610.

I’ve taken a number of trips on the LGSRY and RBMN. The LGSRY site now just has links to the RBMN site. Jim Thorpe politicians shot their town in the foot big time.

RBMN runs excursions out of Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Port Clinton and Reading. And I see they have Santa Trains out of Minersville and Tunkhannock.
I have cousins in Pottsville also, and my aunt and uncle are buried in Schuylkill Haven, and I know how to pronounce it too,lol!! Home of Yuengling Beer, the nations oldest brewery.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:04 PM   #8
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Passenger train with a caboose...I LOVE it! Long live the caboose!!

Always heartbreaking to see a RR die.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:05 PM   #9
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On one of the video's comment sections. Someone commented that the tourist RR just moved to another location. So it has not died just resurfaced at a temporary location. Another comment was that the city "Jim Thorpe" may renegotiate to solve the problem.

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Old 12-18-2019, 04:01 PM   #10
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I remember back to when the Reading and Northern ran tourist trains out of the north side of Reading up to Hamburg, where their shop was then. The Pacific, 425, started out in standard black, and the headlight was mounted at the top of the smokebox. They also briefly ran one of the Reading T-1's. IIRC, the T-1 may reappear some time in the near future.
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