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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:51 pm 
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hey, all, new to the site. I'm trying to make a trip to the abandoned d.l.&w. factoryville tunnels to take some photos. could anybody tell me where on u.s. 11 i should be looking?


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Northbound on 11 on your left, you will come across State Rt. 1010, or, Tunnel Hill Road. The road was built on the old roadbed starting at this intersection. This time of year, from that corner you can probably see them. There is a school just up the road from there.

It was years since I've been there, a friend knew the people that owned the business on 11 just past the garage so they let us access the tunnel from there. I don't know how the others react to requests like that.

It's been a few years, but it's swampy down there and if it's frozen near the portal, careful not to falll through the ice. Certainly worth a stop and look-see though.

Google map these roads and you can plainly see the tunnels from the satellite image and you can get a better feel of the location yourself from there. A Tom Tom or the like will take you there as well.

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yep, better directions than i would have given him...... and i live only a few miles away :lol:

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YAAAAY a post about tunnels! you should email me and we could meet up i would like to see them again!

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thanks, fellas, much appreciated. nick, i'll give you a shout in a couple'a weeks. i want to get up there by the end of january, we'll figure out somethin' then.


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aye sounds good!

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if you guys are feeling really ambicious, right over the hill theres an active tunnel there that has an abandon building there, i'm not sure if it was a train station or a mail building, but its pretty cool


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The building is at the south end of the tunnel. It was an intelocking tower. Be very carefull around the tunnel as it is heavily patrolled by CP police. And they arent tolerent as they used to be. And also it is an active rail line. But is interesting to see.


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I watch the trains go by at Rt 107 which is just a little more South of the interlock building, never had a problem in that area with patrols, but Miner490 is correct about CP Police not as tolerant. Also be careful around the Tunkhannock Viaduct (Nicholson Bridge) as Overfield Twp police and the State Police are NOT tolerant as they use to be, I found out first hand a year ago when walking in the arches. The State trooper was a prick, but the Overfield Twp office was nice and even wanted to see the pictures I took of the inside of the pillar as he had never been inside them.

Also it's cool to check out the air vents for the tunnel, I always go to the Southern one, it's more isolated than the Northern one. If you are lucky or know the schedule (like I do) of a train, it's something to look down the air vent while a train is passing through.


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we almost got caught several times up there on the bridge with parachutes in hand....... but thats a story for neither here nor now, that story is only told in person.

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yeh good idea. Humm the good ol days. Getting 7 AM phone calls ...... remember Chris ( signal indications...)


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haha yea i forgot about that..... hey tony what does it mean if the signal says this......

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Bad boy tisk tisk lol


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Chris wrote:
we almost got caught several times up there on the bridge with parachutes in hand....... but thats a story for neither here nor now, that story is only told in person.



damn, that's a story i'd like to hear.


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hmm why tell the story when a picture is worth a thousand words.......... however there are some good stories which can be told over a few drinks..... :wink:

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thats my buddy jerry who is no longer with us due to a motorcycle accident about to exit

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