Origin of this Gas Station, Exeter ?

 

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September 17, 2008

Look at pictures of this Gas Station on Rt. 92 and Tunkhannock Ave. What is its origin ?

It looks a lot like a railroad station, but maybe it was just its design.


Origin of this Gas Station, Exeter ?

I used to pass this every day when I worked at Keystone Automotive and often wondered about it. When I worked there in the early 90s it was still a gas station and a garage.


Origin of this Gas Station, Exeter ?







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From 1981 CONRAIL Timetable :

WILKES-BARRE SECONDARY TRACK
      (Lehigh Division)

3.9    CENTRAL SCRAP IRON  1    
2.5    FRANKLIN CROSSING   1
1.3    ASHLEY              1
174.0  FRANKLIN JCT (Connction to 
       Franklin Ind Track
	   
171.6  SOUTH WILKES-BARRE
175.9  DANA ST. WILKES-BARRE
176.0  WILKES-BARRE
177.2  NORTH WILKES-BARRE
178.3  SHAFER  2
180.3  PLAINSVILLE
185.5  PITTSTON JCT (Connection to Lehigh 
       Main Line - Connection to
	   Taylor Secondary Track) 2
 
The direction from Central Scrap Iron to 
Pittston Jct is westward.
Track Controlled by Train Dispatcher,
Bethlehem 


Note 1 - Distance From Franklin Junction 
Note 2 - Westward Trains must not pass Shafer 
or Pittston Lumber Switch MP 185.0 without 
authority of Train Dispatcher, Bethlehem

(At this point in time, the Lehigh Line has not
been downgraded to Secondary line status)