Mar 24, 2016

The Train of Lehigh Parkway

This holiday season, as people drive over  Schreibers stone arch bridge to get in line for Lights in the Parkway, few will be aware of the industrial past surrounding them.  The Barber Quarry railroad branch line crossed the road, just beyond the bridge.  On the left was the Union Carbine's Linde plant,  the concrete loading dock is still visible.  Although the last train ran in the early 1980's,  the wooden railroad trestle is still there, to the west and south of the bridge.  The area is now used as part of the disc golf course.  The photograph was taken by Dave Latshaw in 1976, and is part of the Mark Rabenold Collection.

reprinted from 2010

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