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11/17/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Richard Makse
Dates:1/1/1962 - 12/31/1969
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DL&W Vass Gap Tunnel
Title:  DL&W Vass Gap Tunnel
Description:  The DL&W's Vass Gap Tunnel was single tracked in 1948 with the closing of Manunka Chunk Tower and the discontinuance of DL&W passenger service on the "old road". Local youngsters used to speak of the farmer with the shotgun who farmed a broad plateau on the mountain top. It was safer facing the bats and constant water flow in the tunnel than confronting the farmer who lived at the top of the step farm road from Route 46.
Photo Date:  4/14/1963  Upload Date: 1/6/2007 8:22:39 PM
Location:  Manunka Chunk, NJ
Author:  Richard Makse
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PRR/DL&W Division Post
Title:  PRR/DL&W Division Post
Description:  Manunka Chunk Junction, located on a high hillside ledge overlooking Route 46 and its namesake hamlet, was no longer a junction on Easter Sunday in 1963. Eight years earlier, Hurricane Diane had washed out a portion of the PRR right of way south of the junction and the cost of rebuilding the track was more than could be justified by the thinning traffic at the mountainside interchange. In true Pennsy fashion, a division post demarcated the maintenance responsibilities of the PRR and what had only recently become the Erie-Lackawanna. The DL&W's "Old Road" itself was living on borrowed time--the mountainside west of the division post would e washed away in 1970, ending life for the torturous main line of the Warren Railroad.
Photo Date:  4/14/1963  Upload Date: 1/6/2007 8:11:10 PM
Location:  Manunka Chunk, NJ
Author:  Richard Makse
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