Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS



Laurel Line Insulator Shards in River Bed

Insulators Tossed into River

When the Susqhehanna River is low in Wilkes-Barre and the riverbed is exposed it is possible to find shards of the power insulators from the Laurel Line.

Just little shards, maybe part of a top or the side. Not even worth picking up. When the line was scrapped it seems the insulators from the lineside poles were just tossed into the river.

Shot of Laurel Line car going under Wilkes-Barre Connecting RR Brdige

December 1952 view of the Laurel Line in Plains, PA. (Carl Packer Collection)

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