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The last steam engine in the Carbondale,PA roundhouse | by oxnard6542
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The last steam engine in the Carbondale,PA roundhouse

On April 12,1993 my father,myself, Leon DeAnjou and Chuck Peck were out tracing the remains of the abandoned D&H Penn Division. While driving through Carbondale, PA Leon spotted what looked like a steam engine in the derelict D&H roundhouse. Upon investigation we found this, the ex Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 #126 sitting in one of the stalls. As the last D&H steam had left Carbondale eons ago, we were excited to explore and take a few shots of the little steam engine sitting in there. I returned to Carbondale shortly before the roundhouse was tore down only to find the 0-6-0 gone and I figured it met its fate with the scrappers torch. It wasn't until 2014 that I found out it actually survived and is under its own steam. The 126 is a survivor, but in 1993 looking at it sitting forlornly in the abandoned roundhouse, I would have bet otherwise back then.

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Taken on April 10, 2014