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 Post subject: Mystery solved
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:07 pm 
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A few years ago Chris and I traveled around the Olyphant powerhouse, in Olyphant. Grown in among the trees were various types of scrap from the power house. One such pieace was the size of an automobile. Could never figure out what it was. Well I was thumbing through the story of anthracite and there this scrap was in a photo. It was part of the automatic stokers used to fire the power plant. Ill see if I could find the pic of it. Just funny when something puzzles you for years. And you finally figure out what it was.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:34 pm 
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wasnt there a date on that big lump of concrete or something?

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I believe it was 1913. I have aphoto of that corner stone somewhere. it read " Olyphant powerhouse 1913". ( unfortunately I dumped all my photos off the computer onto discs) Ill find then somewhere. if Im not mistaken there is another " young" Chris Murley with them.


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haha id like to see that, that was a loooong time ago!

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"The wonder years"


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wow, now we're going back. i wonder if that bridge is even still there? thanks for the photo tony! found some good tings just up behind that bridge eh? hehe.

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NIce! Yeah its still there... at least as of maybe 2 years ago it was

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yeh its still there, as of the summer. The rails to trails had it incorporated into there plans. So I guess its safe.??? But one never knows.


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oh thats cool. i wasnt sure if the rails to trails was going to go that way with the development going on up there.

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The bridge is still there but this past summer, some dick tore off the first 15 feet of ties on both sides and took them. About 13 years the same thing happened but they were thrown into the water. It was months before we pulled them up and put them in place. The pic with Chris on it shows how it was "repaired" until last summer.

Do you know how much I hate riding up South Valley Ave on the dirtbike?

I haven't read anything about RTT using the bridge, what are the plans?


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