Railroad - Tuscarora Valley - Along the Route (Then)

Tuscarora Valley Railroad
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1895 Route Map (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1895

A variety of photos along the route of the Tuscarora Valley Railroad. (Although most of these photos are not from Port Royal, the TVRR was so influential in the history of the town, the photos deserve to be included.)

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1920
This shows the route of the Tuscarora Valley Railroad along with extensions that were never completed. (From George Pierson, Tommy Varnerís Red Rooster: A History of the Tuscarora Valley RR (Mifflintown, PA: JCHS, 1995), p. 19.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/30/13 - Image Year: 1895
ROUTE MAP: Port Royal to Graham Station (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/30/13 - Image Year: 1896
TVRR ACCIDENT - January 1896 (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1910
TUSCARORA VALLEY RAILROAD as it paused in Turbett Township on the Kelly McLaughlin Farm so that this photo could be taken by Howard Bowers. Two passenger coaches were attached as the train came to Port Royal to load with passengers for either Leonard's Grove or Schmittel's Park. Conductor John Neil can be seen in the open door of the baggage car. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1925
E. Ross Weimer (1887-1973) stands proudly in front of his farmhouse in Turbett Township, about 1925, with the tracks of the TVRR in the foreground.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1910
FULL STEAM AHEAD: The TV steams along the Tuscarora Valley. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1912
CONN STORE IN SPRUCE HILL: There is some type of public gathering in front of the Conn Store in Spruce Hill. The tracks of the TVRR are visible in the right foreground of the picture. Apparently there is little concern that the train might appear. (Note that the ties do not appear to be very uniform.) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1934
A Tuscarora Valley RR engine somewhere near Spruce Hill Township about 1934. Professor George Pierson believes that this is TVRR's last #3, a 4-4-0 engine and the last engine on the line in operation. He believes that is almost certainly one of a series of photos of a scrap train in 1934 used to pull up rail and haul everything to Port Royal.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1910
TVRR LOADING MILK at Esh's Crossing (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/30/13 - Image Year: 1897
SPECIAL TRAIN: August 21, 1897 (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1910
PLEASANT VIEW STATION: People are waiting to board the train.
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1920
TVRR Route Warble to East Waterford. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1920
WARBLE STATION
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/22/13 - Image Year: 1909
TRAIN HITS A COW: This accident occurred on Sept. 6, 1909 near Fort Bingham and Warble. The train hit a cow owned by Harvey Book. The engine, tender and three lumber loaded flat cars were derailed. The left side of the cab was crushed, trapping Engineer, Ritnor Taylor, who died a week later of injuries suffered in the accident. (Note the wooden under-frame of a flatcar being kept in place with logs.) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1909
Newspaper account of the death of Engineer Taylor after the train wreck. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1909
First Engine No 3 overturned after hitting a cow on September 6, 1909. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1909
Several bystanders with the First Engine No 3 after hitting a cow on September 6, 1909. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13
TVRR Crossing the Laurel Creek at Honey Grove. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1895
1895 Route Map (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 2011
Monument at Fort Bigham (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13
TVRR Engine wreck at farm owned by R. M. Gray. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13
TVRR Engine wreck at farm owned by R. M. Gray. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/28/13 - Image Year: 1920
TV OFF THE TRACK at Heckman's Station
Contributed by melony.graham on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1896
Engine No 6 at East Waterford (Feb 1896) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1910
EAST WATERFORD STATION (about 1910)
Contributed by melony.graham on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1915
TV going south through East Waterford sometime after 1910. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1916
In June of 1916 Engine No. 2 plunged into a hole about a half mile south of East Waterford because the tracks had washed out. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1916
In June of 1916 Engine No. 2 plunged into a hole about a half mile south of East Waterford because the tracks had washed out. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1916
After the train had plunged off the tracks, it has been uprighted and placed back on the tracks. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1920
TVRR Route East Waterford to Blairs Mills. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1925
LADIES ARE READY TO TRAVEL: East Waterford (About 1925)
Contributed by melony.graham on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1930
EAST WATERFORD TVRR DEPOT
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1930
EAST WATERFORD STATION
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/27/13 - Image Year: 1930
Map of TVRR at East Waterford
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1934
EAST WATERFORD: Scrap train in East Waterford.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1935
SCRAP TRAIN PULLING RAILS in East Waterford (about 1935)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1895
LEONARD'S GROVE PICNIC (About August 1895) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1895
LEONARD'S GROVE PICNIC - Engine No. 2 "Professor" (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1895
LEONARD'S GROVE PICNIC TRAIN (About August 1895) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1930
Replacement wheels for rail cars. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1935
TVRR WATERLOO SHELTER (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1940
TVRR WATERLOO SHELTER (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 2012
TVRR in BLAIRS MILLS
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13
STOCK CAR NO 7 at the Blairs Mills Engine House. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/24/13 - Image Year: 1905
BLAIRS MILLS STATION about 1905. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1922
ENGINE #2 at Blairs Mills about 1922. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1930
BLAIRS MILLS ENGINE HOUSE: (about 1930) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1930
BLAIRS MILLS STATION about 1930. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1932
BLAIRS MILLS STATION about 1932. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1933
BLAIRS MILLS STATION about June 1933. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/23/13 - Image Year: 1934
LAST NO. 2 ENGINE: In Blairs Mills Engine House (March 1934) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 3/28/13
TVRR Salvage Train



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