Dec 3, 2010

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.


gary ledebur said...

Great historical picture. Thanks for sharing. I tried to come up with a witty and sarcastic comment about cabooses but failed.

Anonymous said...

Gary's right, that's a great picture, thanks for posts like these, it's always interesting reading.

Patrick McHenry said...

Gary -

I could think of quite a few comments about Allentown City Council and the Mayor having their heads up their cabooses.