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Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:19:53 AM »
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Had to post this one...Note circular "siding"

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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 09:26:38 AM »
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Dang. They stole my idea for a name to a steel mill.
Albeit, my idea was based off of NJ's legacy of its bog-iron industry, which a former hub is located in Wharton State Forest.

The circular siding is of great interest though.
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 09:28:45 AM »
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It doesn't seem to be connected to anything.

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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:35:08 AM »
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It doesn't seem to be connected to anything.

It's an inset view. It is indeed connected to the main.
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:40:02 AM »
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Here's the area covered by the map as it appears today...



Some information on the plant here.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 10:33:39 AM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 02:10:47 PM »
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Wonder if all that fancy trackwork is still burried in their lot...
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 11:56:41 AM »
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 12:23:55 PM »
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A circular siding...who's law? ED'S LAW!

Not just a circular siding... but an oval inside a circle!

I also find it interesting that many of the streets have been renamed:

Bethlehem Rd --> William Penn Hwy
Franklin St --> S 27th St
Craig St --> Craigie St
« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 12:30:04 PM by David K. Smith »
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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 02:57:56 PM »
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Barber Quarry Branch, correct?   There is a great Allentown thread over on railfan.net with related info:

http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=LV;action=display;num=1288908817

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Re: Wharton Iron & Steel, Easton PA
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 06:39:26 PM »
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I wonder if they ever ran a little mindless roundy-round for fun?   :lol: