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Date: 10/07/13 12:28
A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: RDG630

A trip to Coudersport, Pa in the summer of 1968 reveals short line railroading in the northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Of course today all of this is long gone.








Date: 10/07/13 12:30
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: RDG630

Top the diesel engine house
Second the former coal dock
Third GE #2 west of town








Date: 10/07/13 12:34
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: Gateway97

Is that the former B&S?



Date: 10/07/13 12:48
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: train1275

No, but it connected with the B&S (later WAG) at Newfield Jct.

C&PA ran from Newfield Jct. west through Coudersport to the PRR at Port Allegheny.
After floods in 1942 I think they stopped the westward move at Roulette (west of Coudersport).

A branch went from Newfield Jct. to Ulysses to connect with the NYC Cowanesque Branch but that all went sometime in the late 20's or 30's.

WAG later took over the CPA (1964?) but never formally combined it into WAG.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/13 13:34 by train1275.



Date: 10/07/13 15:44
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: 2720

Interesting group of photos!!
Are any of these structures still standing?
Looks like a cool operation!
Mike



Date: 10/07/13 17:04
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: Gateway97

Aaah Coudersport! Home of Pa's Pickles!



Date: 10/07/13 18:25
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: Lackawanna484

That coal dock looks like a real gem. Something for the modeling fan, that's for sure.

I wonder if it was also a breaker? It looks pretty big for a branch line steam railroad, but could have been used to break and size coal for shipment.



Date: 10/07/13 18:52
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: JimBaker

WAG: Wellsville Addison & Galeton ??

Don't think that tank came from Western Of Atlanta !!

--Jim Baker



Date: 10/07/13 19:30
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: ns2557

JimBaker Wrote:
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> WAG: Wellsville Addison & Galeton ??
>
> Don't think that tank came from Western Of Atlanta
> !!
>
> --Jim Baker


Yes. Ben



Date: 10/08/13 08:44
Re: A Visit to the Coudersport & Port Allegany in 1968
Author: YG

Classic coaling tower...

Steve Mitchell
http://www.yardgoatimages.com



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