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Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, 1850-1885

Mary Theresa Connolly

Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, 1850-1885

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Published by Barrett Pub. Co. in Olyphant, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Pennsylvania Coal Company.,
    • Mine railroads -- Pennsylvania.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 53.

      Statementby Mary Theresa "T. C." Connolly.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN336 .C65
      The Physical Object
      Pagination54 p.
      Number of Pages54
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5450508M
      LC Control Number73152522

      The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Delaware and Hudson: Honesdale, Pa. Covered coal storage pockets on Gravity Railroad 's." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed Ap . The Gravity Railroad is shown as well, hauling coal from Carbondale to Honesdale over the Moosic Mountains, a rise of more than one thousand feet. The Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad tells the story of an American industrial masterpiece. Product Identifiers: Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: ISBN ISBN Seller Rating: % positive. Photocopy of photograph. ORIGINAL CANAL COAL POCKETS Source: Delaware and Hudson Railroad and Canal, by Wayne County Historical Society. - Honesdale Coal Pockets, Main & Commercial Streets, between & blocks, Honesdale, Wayne County, PA Photos from Survey HAER PA


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Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, 1850-1885 by Mary Theresa Connolly Download PDF EPUB FB2

"The Gravity": History of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, Unknown Binding – by Mary Theresa Connolly (Author)Author: Mary Theresa Connolly. "The Gravity"; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad,Unknown Binding – January 1, by Mary Theresa Connolly (Author)Author: Mary Theresa Connolly.

The Pennsylvania Gravity Railroad was Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad gravity railroad established to ship anthracite coal in Pennsylvania.

It was established in and covered 47 miles to the Delaware and Hudson Canal. It was succeeded by the Erie and Wyoming Valley Railroad in A historical marker commemorates the line. The earliest gravity railroads had single tracks, which limited traffic, and rope or hemp cables that broke frequently.

The Pennsylvania Coal Company's gravity railroad was in operation between lower Pittston and Hawley (Pa.) from 1850-1885 book Summary note.

Consists of ten photographs of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad, which was used to transport coal from mines near Scranton, Pa. The railroad was completed in May Hawley was named for Irad Hawley, the first president Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad the Pennsylvania Coal Co.

In the gravity was abandoned and a locomotive road was run through. This was about 47 miles running 1850-1885 book Pittston (Port Griffith) to Hawley. Get this from a library.

Pennsylvania Coal Company: Photographs of the Gravity railroad near Scranton: photographs, [Edward Phinney Hulbert; Arthur Maurice Greene] -- Consists of ten photographs of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad, used to transport coal from mines near Scranton, Pa.

from to Each photograph is accompanied by a typed. Home Out of the Wilderness Map of the Pennsylvania coal cos. lands and Gravity Railroad from 1850-1885 book to Hawley. Reference URL Add tags Comment Rate. To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document History of the Scranton Public Library: N.

The success of the earliest gravity railroads - the Lehigh Canal Company's Switchback and the D&H's gravity railroad - convinced the Pennsylvania Coal Co. to create a gravity operation at Paupack Eddy (Hawley) and Port Griffith (Pittston). Some were water wheels mainly on the light track.

The third part is the runout, where the cars would coast to the next lifting plane with a 1 percent downhill grade.

On Moosic Mountain (Planes 8,9,10,11) these were close together because of the grade of the Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad. Init merged with the Washington Coal Company.

Because of an disaster at its Avondale mine in which miners died, laws were passed providing for a second opening to mines and better ventilation. A majority of company capital stock was acquired by the Erie Railroad Company in Map showing the Seaboard, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad and its connections.

Map of northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, coal fields in Pennsylvania, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line. Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co. - Seaboard, Pennsylvania, and Western Railroad Date: From the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania at Carbondale to the Hudson River in New York near Kingston, the Delaware & Hudson Canal Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad and the Gravity Railroad transformed long tracks of wilderness into thriving economic areas.

Conceived as an inexpensive way to transport anthracite coal, the canal began hauling loads in to the Hudson River, where barges to. Railroads of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. GROUP IX. By EARL J. HEYDINGER. RLHS Bulletin VolPages 59 - THE Gravity; history of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad CHUNK RAILROAD.

Pennsylvania's first railroad and first anthracite carrier opened on Saturday, May 5th,when seven cars of coal passed from the Summit Hill mines of the L. & N. Company to their canal at Mauch Chunk.

A gravity railroad (American English) or gravity railway (British English) is a railroad on a slope that allows cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast down the slope by the force of gravity alone. The speed of the cars is controlled by a braking mechanism on one or more cars on the train.

The Delaware and Hudson Railway has a grand and glorious history that began in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. The Delaware and Hudson Canal; Gravity Railroad; the Stourbridge Lion, the first locomotive in America in ; and the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad provided the necessary stepping stones for successfully transporting anthracite by rail to New York State.

She sold tickets and worked tirelessly gathering workers, bakers and basket donations for the annual Historical Society Dinner. She loved railroads and in published The Gravity, History of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad, T.C. graduated from St. Mary of Mount Carmel grade school in and from Dunmore High School in Lackawanna County (Pa.)--History;Scranton (Pa.)—History;Floods—Pennsylvania;Hurricane Diane, The September issue of the magazine focusing on the railroad damage from Hurricane Diane.

Map of the Pennsylvania coal cos. lands and Gravity Railroad from Pittston to Hawley. "Under the supervision of J.B. Smith." Out of the. Toggle navigation The Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad. Railway ROW Track Structures Searchable Map Template by Derek Eder.

This dirt road (known as Wangum Falls Road) was built on the right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Coal Company (PCC) Gravity Railroad. The bridge spans Wangum Falls, which are located just northwest of Hawley, PA. The gravity railroad was in use until and the PCC was absorbed by the Erie Railroad in Those fortunate enough to have a copy of Manville Wakefield's classic book Coal.

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Inthe Legislature of Pennsylvania passed "an act incorporating the Luzerne and Wayne Railroad Company, with a capital stock of $, with authority to construct a road from the Lackawaxen to the Lackawanna.".

Before this company manifested organic life, its charter, confirmed without reward. The book’s author, Mary Theresa Connolly, stated that the first run of the PCC gravity passenger train was in the late fall of An article in the Wayne County Herald has also been found from December reporting that the PCC had two coaches a day leaving Dunmore on the gravity railroad, for Hawley.

* Pennsylvania's very first railroad system was the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company's Mauch Chunk Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built to a gauge of 3-feet, 6 inches, which later became recognized as narrow-gauge, it handled coal from a mine near Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe).

The article given below is about the presentation that Dr. Powell gave on April 22nd at White Mills, PA, on the Pennsylvania Coal Company's Gravity Railroad. This talk, which was very well attended and very well received, was a part of the annual Tom Kennedy Local History Festival.

The men decided a gravity railroad would instead be built. According to Jim Shaughnessy's book, "Delaware & Hudson: Bridge Line To New England And Canada," the state of Pennsylvania authorized construction of a canal along the Lackawaxen River on Ma A similar act was passed in New York on April 23rd to do the same utilizing the.

Mining and Towns. Mining did not become an important industry until after the completion of the Barclay railroad inwhen the Barclay Coal company took men and equipment to the mountain and began working the original mine. In the Fall Creek Coal company was organized and the first shipment made from the fall creek mines in The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was responsible for another little-known gravity railroad, the Room Run Railroad, another gravity road that ran through the present-day borough of Nesquehoning.

The LC&N hoped that this railroad would enable the company to achieve its desired expansion of the anthracite market. Schurch and Co. Photographers Scranton PA Picturesque Scenery of the Lackawanna Wyoming Susquehanna and Lehigh Valleys Pennsylvania No 6 Plane Penna Coal Co near Dunmore PA.

There is a Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad Bridge in the center in the background is a very large coal. Bythe Pennsylvania Coal Company's (PCC) mile gravity railroad extended from Pittston on the Susquehanna River to Hawley on the Delaware and Hudson Canal.

At Hawley, workers transferred coal to the D and H Canal for shipment to the New York market. Gravity Railroad cars usually were open, flat boxes that typically carried more than a. Gravity Railroad-History of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Railroad by Mary Theresa T.C. Connolly 54pp. Softcover $ Hazelton Trolleys by Benson W.

Rohrbeck pp. "The D&H Gravity Railroad" 8/16/18 connecting Saratoga to the coal yards of Pennsylvania. Robert Powell will discuss those lines and the history behind the D&H’s Gravity Railroad.".

Gravity Railroad cars usually were open, flat boxes that typically carried more than a ton of coal. Other coaches, like the one built by the PCC in and named "Pioneer", consisted of a closed body with roofs and windows, and closely resembled conventional, all-weather railroad coaches.

The Epic Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Coal Baron and the company was bought for $ billion by Virginia-based coal company Alpha Natural he couldn’t buy was gravity.”. Gravity Railroad: Configuration pages, illustrated, ISBN: These volumes constitute the most detailed and comprehensive history of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company that has ever been published.

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The Mauch Chunk Switchback Gravity Railroad. Inthe LC&N Company constructed an mile downhill track, known as a gravity railroad, to deliver coal (and a miner to operate the mine train's brake) to the Lehigh Canal in Mauch Chunk. This helped open up the area to commerce, and helped to fuel the Industrial Revolution in the United States.

Read "The Delaware and Hudson Canal and the Gravity Railroad" by Matthew M. Osterberg available from Rakuten Kobo. From the anthracite mines of Pennsylvania at Carbondale to the Hudson River in New York near Kingston, the Delaware & Hu.

Scranton Dunmore PA Plane No. 7 Gravity Railroad Coal s Stereoview Photo s stereoview photo of "Plane No. 7" in Scranton/Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Coal Company gravity railroad was in operation between lower Pittston and Hawley from to This was plane No.

Photographer E.W. Beckwith out of Plymouth, Pennsylvania. The Delaware and Pdf Railway (D&H) (reporting mark DH) is a railroad that operates in the Northeastern Pdfafter more than years as an independent railroad, the D&H was purchased by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

CP operates D&H under its subsidiary Soo Line Corporation which also operates Soo Line arters: Albany, New York.Centennial History of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company by Gesss, GeorgHanKenedy, Miles C.

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