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reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad

Walter H. Niehoff

reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad

the story of the Switch Back and the Switch Back operating model

by Walter H. Niehoff

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Published by W.H. Niehoff in Vestal, NY (708 Mirador Rd., Vestal 13850-3129) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Mauch Chunk Switchback Railroad.,
    • Railroads -- Pennsylvania.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-110).

      StatementWalter H. Niehoff II.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF25.M39 N53 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 110 p. :
      Number of Pages110
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL826403M
      LC Control Number95092313

      The D&H Gravity Railroad was constructed in the ’s and was used to haul coal from Carbondale, PA to Honesdale, where it was transferred to barges for the mile trip up the D&H Canal to Kingston, NY. The gravity railroad was “upgraded” around with the construction of a second (and parallel) line so that loaded trains could run on a separate right-of-way from empty trains. The Switchback Gravity Railroad was Pennsylvania's first railway and the nation's second, built before steam engines were in common use here. Designed to move coal from Summit Hill to transportation corridors and the town of Mauch Chunk (fortunately renamed Jim Thorpe in the s) the 9-mile Down Track of the Switchback operated primarily.

        HAWLEY – Information recently uncovered concerning Hawley's gravity railroad passenger trains show where people boarded, and when the rail line began to be heavily promoted as a pleasure excursion route. An advertisement from August announced the start of passenger excursions on the Pennsylvania Coal Company (PCC) gravity railroad. By , White and Hazard had founded the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company and built an efficient transportation system that moved coal nine miles over the mountains to Mauch Chunk by Switchback Gravity Railroad, and forty-six miles along the Lehigh Canal to Easton. With the arrival of the railroads, the Switchback became a major tourist.

      Reincarnation Of The Switch Back Gravity Railroad By Walter Niehoff Ii Sc. Delaware And Hudson Canal And The Gravity Railroad Hardback Or Cased Book. An Eighteen-mile - £ An Eighteen-mile Switchback. The Gravity Railroad At Mauch Chunk, Usa. A Rare Or. Delaware And - $ * Pennsylvania's very first railroad system was the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company's Mauch Chunk Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built to a gauge of 3-feet, 6 inches, which later became recognized as narrow-gauge, it handled coal from a mine near Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe).


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Reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad by Walter H. Niehoff Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad By Walter Niehoff II The story of the Switch Back & the Switch Back operating model Soft Cover Pages When I started this book, my intent was to write an article for a model railroading magazine that would relate aspects of planning, design, and construction of a model of the Seller Rating: % positive.

Copies of "The Reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad" are available at the museum, the Carbon County Tourist Promotion Agency in the train station and the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

T his account from a tourist’s diary in the late nineteenth century, retold in John Drury and Joan Gilbert’s history of Mauch Chunk, PA, describes a ride on the Mauch Chunk Switchback Gravity Railroad, a now-demolished secret of Carbon County, PA, and the forebear of the modern roller coaster.

Thar’s Coal In Them Thar Hills. At the outset, though, the hair-raising trip down the Gravity. The Switchback Gravity Railroad Trail is located in Carbon County. Its endpoints are from Summit Hill to Jim Thorpe. This 18 mile trail, made of crushed stone, is perfect for walking, skiing, and biking.

Mountain bikers will find the gently sloping pathways a great ride, linking Jim Thorpe and Summit Hill to the scenic overlook on Mount Pisgah. Riding the wave of prosperity along the river, canal, Switchback Gravity Railroad, and overland Railroad, the "black diamond" (anthracite coal) was transported by increasingly efficient means.

Famous as the "Switzerland of America" to 19th century rail excursionists, the town declined in the 20th century when petroleum replaced coal and the End date: The Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway or Mauch Chunk & Summit Hill Railway, was built in by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company (LC&N) and the second operational United States railroad—and ran over a hundred years until the middle days of the Great Depression, its last five decades primarily as a tourist attraction.

Begun as a one way gravity railroad that connected Mauch Chunk (now Jim. Walter H. Niehoff has written: 'The reincarnation of the Switch Back Gravity Railroad' -- subject(s): Mauch Chunk Switchback Railroad, Railroads.

The Gravity Railroad was suggested by engineer Benjamin Wright, engineer of the company, as a more practical means of hauling coal over the Moosic Mountains than sleds and wagons used previously.

It was on the tracks of this railroad that the first commercial locomotive - the Stourbridge Lion -turned a wheel by steam in America. Like its rival the B&O Railroad, the Mauch Chunk at first used animal power.

Inthe town of Mauch Chunk was renamed Jim Thorpe, and today that city serves as a trailhead for both the mile Switchback Railroad Trail and the mile D & L Trail/Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail.

switchback railway facts. Octo Category: Uncategorized. Pennsylvania Bythe line's success and subsequent traffic necessitated a separate “back track” for empties.

Le Marcus Thompson's Switchback Railway at Brooklyn's Coney Island opened in Spring Early silent filmmaker Lyman H. Howe, famous for thrilling footage. Lee Mantz began collecting postcards and stereo views of Summit Hill and the Switchback Gravity Railroad more than a decade ago.

The images in Summit Hill are drawn from his personal collection, along with the Summit Hill Historical Society's collection, and represent the town as it was in the height of the coal-mining industry and the tourist influx caused by the Switchback Gravity Railroad.

Reincarnation Of. Reincarnation Of The Switch Back Gravity Railroad By Walter Niehoff Ii Sc. $ An Eighteen-mile. An Eighteen-mile Switchback. The Gravity Railroad At Mauch Chunk, Usa. $ Images Of. A: According the Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation Inc.'s Web site, the railroad was built in to haul anthracite coal from the mines at.

The Switchback Gravity Railroad, built inwas only the second railroad built in ran nine miles, hauling coal from Summit Hill down to the town of Mauch Chunk and the Lehigh Canal in east central Pennsylvania.

As the name implies, it relied on gravity, with mules hauling the empty cars back up the hill. Switchbacks. A railway switchback, also called a zig-zag is a way of climbing hills in difficult country with a minimal need for tunnels and heavy earthworks or trestles. For a short distance (corresponding to the middle leg of the letter "Z"), the direction of travel is reversed, before the original direction is resumed – see diagram right.

Model Railroad Co. Photos of this little layout appeared, I thought, in MR but it could possibly have been in Railroad Model Craftsman. A distinctive feature of this version was a supposed model (really quite small) of the Atlas factory, complete with a billboard sign IDing it, located on the left end, upper track level, of the layout.

Six years later, the Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation was established to investigate the feasibility of developing the route. Various plans were considered to restore the railroad to operating condition but the funding proved elusive over the next decade and a half, and there was opposition to the plans by some local landowners.

Mountain Biking Switch Back Gravity Railroad Add a review # of mountain bike trails in Pennsylvania # in the world. Starting in the center of town, the first hill is paved and pretty killer.

Once on the trail, its a pretty easy ride. The book is something like 8 bucks. I rode it. Add to another list. Switch Back Gravity Railroad. Automatic operation of a model railroad switchback layout.

Mountain railways often resort to a switchback track plan so their trains can reach a mine or a logging operation. A train shuttles back and forth from one switchback to the next to climb a steep mountain face.

A predecessor to the Class I Delaware and Hudson Railway, the s-built Delaware and Hudson Canal Company Gravity Railroad ('D&H Gravity Railroad') was a historic gravity railroad incorporated and chartered in with land grant rights in the U.S.

state of Pennsylvania as a humble subsidiary of the Delaware and Hudson Canal and it proved to contain the first trackage of the later organized. ByWhite and Hazard had founded the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company and built an efficient transportation system that moved coal nine miles over the mountains to Mauch Chunk by Switchback Gravity Railroad, and 46 miles along the Lehigh Canal to Easton.

With the arrival of the railroads, the Switchback became a major tourist s: 7.A gravity railroad (American English) or gravity railway (British English) is a railroad on a slope that allows cars carrying minerals or passengers to coast down the slope by the force of gravity alone.

The speed of the cars is controlled by a braking mechanism on one or more cars on the train. The cars are then hauled back up the slope using animal power, a locomotive or a stationary engine.An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. RAILROAD SWITCH CHALLENGE is a PC program designed to chal- lenge the best of the armchair wayfreight train crews. The game objective of RRSWITCH is to move railroad.