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 Post subject: Heckscherville
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Here's some photos of Heckscherville from yesterday:

Dragline:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1392930

Coal Chute:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1392934

Pine Knot Wash House:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1391526

Freight Station:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1391517

Old station or tool shed????
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1391521

Engine House:
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1391515
http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net/sho ... id=1391512

Does anyone have any info on the station(s) & engine house?

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are these near any main roads and easy to find? whenever i see something like this i try to copy down where it is so whenever im near them i can go see them. Thanks


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navycaptain8 wrote:
are these near any main roads and easy to find?


A few miles from Exit 119 off Interstate 81.

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Rt. Number and direction?


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navycaptain8 wrote:
Rt. Number and direction?


Go southeast down the mountain (SR 4007 Highridge Park Rd,)..... Make a left at the stop sign at the bottom.......

You can't miss it......

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did you get a peek in that engine house, anything inside? wouldnt that be something to find a couple of old loco's in there???

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thanks


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We passed the shed & station a while back but never had a chance to take a picture of it. Actually totally forgot about it until you posted these up. THANKS

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Yeah those are some good shots.. I'd love to know if there is anything inside..

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Mike, did you see the pine knot shaft when you were there? its a fenced in area right near the buildings. they're just a mount of dirt now, but theres (at least there were) signs on the fence saying "Abandoned Mine Shaft - Keep out" or something.

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did you get a peek in that engine house, anything inside?


I didn't look inside..... It was too over grown around the doors....

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did you see the pine knot shaft when you were there?


I didn't walk back to the shaft. With all the recent copper thefts, I try not to wander around on Reading Anthracite property. My luck, I'd get thrown in jail.

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Mike T always has some great pics.

Looks like another mission for the boys...

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been there, and under :wink:

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you where in the shaft?


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well we were to it per say, but not down or up it, its filled.

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