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New Haven Trap Rock Company #43

 
 
New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 Marker
Inscription. The Vulcan Iron Works built engine #43, an industrial saddle tank 0-4-0T switcher, in 1919. The engine was purchased by C.W. Blakeslee and Sons out of New Haven, Connecticut, for work at their New Haven Trap Rock Company quarry.

At the quarry, small switch engines supplied empty gondola cars to steam shovels for filling. Once filled with cut rock, the engine pulled the loaded cars over to the rock crusher.

Larger engines hauled cars filled with crushed stone to the company's railroad at Juniper Point for loading onto barges. Engine #43, a heavy switch engine, was used by the New Haven Trap Rock Company for both quarry work and for the trip to Juniper Point.
 
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 24.444′ N, 75° 40.264′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Roundhouse in Steamtown National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Turntable (here, next to this marker); E.J. Lavino & Company #3 (a few steps
New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 and Marker
from this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Section (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania Boxcars (within shouting distance of this marker); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow (within shouting distance of this marker); DL&W Coal Hoppers (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  New Haven Trap Rock Company #43. (PDF) Additional details from the park service site. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 and Marker
A Look in the Cab of the Engine Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
4. A Look in the Cab of the Engine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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