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Lehigh Valley Roundhouse Ruins - Auburn, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
N 42° 55.824 W 076° 34.832
18T E 371026 N 4754297
Quick Description: This former railroad roundhouse was used by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and is located in the City of Auburn, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 8:12:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM431M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 90

Long Description:
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.
It was incorporated April 21, 1846 in the state of Pennsylvania as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. On Jan.
7th, 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was also known as the "Route of the Black Diamond", named after the anthracite it carried.

The 1870s saw the LVRR grow to include the Southern Central from Waverly to Owego and Auburn and reaching Lake Ontario at Fairhaven.

The roundhouse and turntable at this location served the LVRR for many years, up to the 1940's, at which time anthracite transport had declined dramatically. The roundhouse is now in poor condition, with all remnants of the turntable completely gone. The property is now privately owned and is being used for storage. There is still one set of tracks that curve around the roundhouse but no signs of switches or other rails that would indicate the once busy terminal that was once at this location.
Number of Stalls: 6

Year Built: Not listed

Currently in Operation: Not Listed

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