Rockwood/B209.6







1921 and 2012 topo maps

13 car capacity station track. No.1 crossover at B209.7. Eastward Storage Track at B209.9 with a 35 car capacity. Westward Storage Track at B210.2 with a 36 car capacity. No.2 Crossover at B210.2 Rockwood West End at B211.1 was west end of the two tracks.


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Approaching Rockwood hikers can take a break and watch the small waterfall at the bank here. (11-09-04)

Looking east when tracks were down but out of service then again when removed and a hiking trail. (Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS)&(11-09-04)

The former underpass of Rockdale Road at the site of Rockwood Station. This uderpass would later be reomved after the rails were pulled up when a mine east of here closed. (Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS)

Ray Wongus photo atop the overpass of Rockdale Rd. at the former site of the Rockwood Station. Rails were still down when this photo was taken but were out of service. Notice the power/telephone lines now are low over the tracks since trains no longer ran here. I imagine the wires had to be raised when the rails were pulled by the rail train unless trucks did the job?(Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS) The underpass for Rockdale Rd. has been taken out here at Rockwood. (11-09-04)

Photo of the former Rockwood, PA. station. (thanks to Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for photo)

Two photos of the station during construction and near the end of its existence. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photos)

The sign for the Allegheny Highlands Trail is here at Rockdale Rd. The second photo is looking west at the former site of WM's Rockwood Station. (11-09-04)

The shed now serves as a information center for the Allegheny Highlands Rockwood Trailhead. (11-09-04)

The boiler house as stated on the 1917 photo and the dual water tanks looking railroad east. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photos)

Riding the fireman side of a westbound f-unit approaching the fueling facilities at Rockwood for steam locomotives. It appears this location would be the future site of the coal mine posted below as the veiwpoints are similar. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photos)

Along the tracks approaching the former mine tipple at the East End of Rockwood. This mine was the reason the section of track was still intact after abandonment. (Ray Wongus Collection of the WMRHS)

Looking east as stated in 1955 at the coaling tower and water tanks. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)




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