Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ironton Rail To Trails (Whitehall, Pa.)

The IRT Commission is to be congratulated for the excellent condition it is today.

When we last rode I ran into a couple of old work buddies from before I retired. We jawed about how much nicer to spend a morning outside on the trail then the rest of the suckers, who still choose to continue working.

If you have never been on these "Rails to Trails", take a walk or ride one day. It's a great way to relax and get a bit of exercise while you take in some great views all at the same time. We usually pack a light lunch.

I really appreciate the money and effort that were put into these things. Most of which were weeded over for decades of no use to anyone.

I came across some video on YouTube. It shows an old wrecking engine and cars on the old Ironton RR tracks where a portion of the current biking/walking trail runs through Whitehall, Pa.

It was uploaded by John Pechulis (from Sugar Notch, Pa.) on March 2, 2011.

The Information Says..
This is a preview from Railfanning With The Bednars Volume 3.

Direct digital transfer, editing and production by John Pechulis Media. This production is available on DVD.

Contact: for more details.

DVD Summary:
The third volume from the Bednar collection taken from Easton, PA to the Southern Tier of NY, Enola, Reading and Rutherford in the late 60's/early 70's. . Footage includes many scenes of fallen flag railroading action. Subject railroads include: Lehigh Valley, Reading, Central RR of NJ, D&H, Penn Central.

Digitized and edited from super 8mm film by John Pechulis Media.

Color: approximately 55 minutes total run time. Synchronized sounds, background music and narration by Mike Bednar.

The Official Ironton RR Rail Trail Website

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