Friday, April 15, 2011
Remains of a Time Long Gone
Private Property of
The P,L, & W Railroad Line
Pittsburgh, Lisbon, and Western Railroad actually.
Looking around we found the remains of the rails from the tracks. The train could just stop right there at the tipple and unload. The coal would be put down this chute.....
There is a really nice trail to walk back , which I believe used to be where the train tracks ran, at least one set of them. We walked over a mile when we came across this awesome site! It isn't a canal. I realized I was staring at the remnants of the first bridge ever built in Columbiana County. You can find pics of it on the Sandy and Beaver canal picture site by Jerry King. I felt like a kid at Christmas! It is one of those things I expected to have to take a canoe down the creek to see. This just totally made my day perfect!
The scenery in this area was just beautiful. I am greatly looking forward to exploring the other side of the creek very soon. The rock out-croppings are amazing and I can't wait to crawl all over them.
Very close to the old bridge abutment is another canal. I am not sure yet which one, but I can't wait to get a closer look at this one either. Perhaps it is number 56 or 55. Not sure. But excited to find it down there!