Black Diamond 1964 creations

1. BDW Street Light pack #1

BDW Street Light Pack #1

16 Power poles with wire spline included. 32 kuids in pack.
This power pole pack if for those who desire realistic detail on their street scenes. All poles have LOD added to them.

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2. BDW Power Pole pack #1

BDW Power Pole Pack #1

BDW Street Light Pack #1- 20 different realistic street lighting that covers many decades of your street lighting scene needs. 20 Kuids in this pack.
Light pole are made a bit thiner in size to fit inside the Power Poles. You can mix and match any pole with any street light. All light up at night with a needed corona from the DL Station. You will also need to add your own ground light pools
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3. Gaunlet bridge in Wilkes-Barre


The bridge has 4 part, 2 splines (box girder #3 & truss splines #2). With a separate bridge approach #1 & bridge supports #4. To take advantage of LOD for scenery models, I had to make the bridge support at built 4.6 while the rest of the bridge parts are modeled at build 3.7.

As with all my railroad bridge models, they are designed to use your own “rail -only” track of your choosing across the bridge ties. The bridge piers are also not included as they are the JMR Stone Bridge Piers from the DL Station. They looked good with the bridge so I didn’t make my own stone piers.

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4. Wyoming bridge

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The BDW Wyoming Bridge. Also known by locals as the 8th Street Bridge, crossed the Susquehanna River between Wyoming and Port Blanchard, PA. This Parker Truss bridge was built in 1914 along with it’s sister bridge, the Water Street Bridge that was located about a mile upstream and built by the same bridge company. The bridge was in use until 2011 when a newer concrete bridge replaced it. When build the bridge had a wooden deck (roadway). After a mine subsidence incident that damaged the bridge in the late 1930’s, a steel mesh roadway was adding at that time. By the 1980’s it was replace with an asphalt road.

This bridge pack has 4 kuids, bridge spline, bridge approach, bridge pier and a bridge end. While I added a Maddy25 roadway texture to the bridge, they are designed to use your own pick of road or invisible road splines. This gives more options to the route building that uses my bridges.

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5. Coxton Roundhouse

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This is one of the models from my defunct Coxton Yard Route, the Coxton Yard Roundhouse.

Coxton Yard Roundhouse- Matches up to the TEH 115 ft Turntable located here on the Roundhouse Page.

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6. Coxton Coaling Tower

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coxton ctc

Another one of the models from my defunct Coxton Yard Route, the Coxton Yard Coal Tower.

Coxton Yard Coaling Tower- Model of the Coaling Tower that still stands in the former Coxton Yard. I’m willing to share the Blender model file with anybody that is willing to make this coaling tower interactive in Trainz.

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7. LV “OX” Tower and the “J” Tower

LV Tower Set

Two more models from the Coxton Yard set. This is the Coxton Yard “OX” Tower and the “J” Tower. Both located with-in a quarter mile (if that) of each other. The OX Tower was located in the south entrance of LV’s Coxton Yard. The “OX” was Coxton Yard’s telegraph designation name. The “J” Tower was located just outside the yard in Pittston Junction. It was a switch tower used for the Lehigh Valley crossing with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Both towers where used until the mid to late 1950’s when there were both dismantled. Both Towers where modeled after pictures of the actual towers. For something different I included the outhouses used at these towers. The outhouses are in their actual position.

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8. CNJ Bethlehem Roundhouse

CNJ Bethlehem

By request, I made this Central New Jersey Bethlehem Roundhouse. I’ve added the TBS 130′ turntable from the Approach Medium web site. The model was made from real reference pictures and has night mode lighting.

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9. BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack #1

lwv bridge pack #1

This is the first BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack. As I’m adding these bridge models to the Laurel Line route, I’m making them avilable.

This first six pack of bridges are…
Mill Creek Bridge
Prospect Viaduct
Milvale Bridge
Amesbury Street Bridge
Helen Street Overpass
West Cary Street Bridge

Like with all my bridges, these bridges are designed to lay your own track or road spline on top of them. Some of these bridges are new, some have been updated from the Download Station uploads.

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10. Pittston Junction Bridge

Pittston Junction Bridge

Pittston Junction Bridge. This bridge is located at the southern end of Coxton Yards. This bridge has a unique setup as it has a junction on the bridge. This bridge is still in use today. Carries the LV main line over the Lackawanna River.

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11. Harrison Ave Viaduct

Harrison Ave Viaduct

Harrison Avenue Viaduct-This concrete structure was build in 1922 and carried Harrison Avenue over the D&LW, The Laurel Line’s Dunmore Branch and Roaring Brook Gorge in Scranton PA. In modern day it went over the Scranton Expressway. It was replaced in 2018 as the old structure was dropping pieces of lose concrete to the roadway below.

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12. Fort Jenkins Bridge

Fort Jenkins Bridge

Fort Jenkins Bridge. This bridge is one of two bridges located in Pittston, PA. Built in 1924, it was originally designed with two lane of traffic with a trolley track running down the middle. It was designated as US Route 11 crossing of the Susquehanna River. By the 1950, the trolley track was gone. Much like the Harrison Avenue Viaduct, this concrete structure has seen better days and is scheduled for replacement soon. This was a custom “made to fit” model. making as a simple spline would not really work for this bridge due to it’s different parts. In the end I decided to make it one big bridge model.

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13. Forest Castle Junction Bridge

Forest Castle Junction

Forest Castle Junction Bridge. This unique bridge once sat on the west side of the LV’s Coxton Bridge. I serves two functions. One is to carry the LV’s West Pittston Branch over PA Route #92 and the West Pittston & Exeter Railroad. The second is to make a junction with the West Pittston & Exeter Railroad. The bridge is models at the same angle as the Coxton Bridge on the DLS. A must have for somebody modeling the old Coxton Yard. The name comes from the old Forest Castle Brewery that once sat beside the bridge.

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14. BDW LV Black Diamond Bridge

LV Black Diamond Brdige

LV Black Diamond Bridge This bridge is on the same rail line as the Gauntlet Bridge in Wilkes-Barre PA. I made it as a scenery bridge due that it can be seen from the Laurel Line. Today the bridge is still used but reduced to one track traffic. The name “Black Diamond” on bridges seems to be in conflict for the local area railfans. There is another bridge that crosses the Susquehanna on this same line that is also called the Black Diamond Bridge.

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15. BDW Luzerene County Courthouse

Luzerne Country Courthouse

Here is building I dreaded making for a long time. This is the Luzerne Country Courthouse located in Wilkes-Barre Pa. Back in the day the Laurel Line’s right of way traveled around this building. Today where the Laurel Line tracks once ran is now all parking spaces. The Laurel Line had it’s River Street Stop at the edge of the property to transport the government workers. Built in 1909, this building still stand today and is used as the county center of government. Due to it’s shape it was a real challenge to model! Like all my building models it comes with a night mode.

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16. BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack #2

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#1 North Plains Overpass-This bridge had to be another custom made model due to the fact that the top of the bridge has a road intersection on it. It’s shape and angles had to be just right. I recall going over this bridge as a youngin’ not realizing what the bridge was really for. Today, like most of the Laurel Line ROW in this area, it’s been filled in removing any traces of the Laurel Line.

#2-Hilldale Bridge- Leaving the North Plains Stop, The main line goes down grade to Hilldale where is crosses over North Main Ave for the third time. For the model, it was the same angle and type as the Midvale Bridge so I just changed some textures to get the job done. The name “Hilldale” is new to me, I just always thought of this area as Plains. It must be another small patch town name.

#3 Saylor Avenue Bridge- The next bridge I the Saylor Avenue Bridge located in Port Blanchard. The Laurel Line didn’t use the Port Blanchard town’s name for the stop here however, instead they called it #14 Stop. This was due to the Pennsylvania Coal Company’s (PCC) #14 Coal Breaker that sat near by. Much of the passenger traffic on the Laurel Line was miners commuting to the local mines and breakers. The ROW embankments are still intact at this location but prepare to walk through some heavy bramble if you want to go looking for it.

#4 Inkerman Bridge- The Inkerman stop sat right next to this bridge and was also the area of the Valley View picnic area that was open until 1941. The actual village of Inkerman was about a 1/2 mile away. The bridge goes over Market Street and is a steel deck girder type. It’s a pretty isolated area and still is today with a few more houses built near by. You can still see remants of the bridge’s concrete foundation when you drive down Market Street today.

#5 Valley View Washery Bridge- Moving into coal property now, originally this this Erie Branch line bridge was a part of the PCC #6 Breaker and it’s washery track that crossed over the Laurel Line. By the era that I’m modeling, the coal breaker was gone and washery operation changed it’s name. This was a deck girder bridge with 4 steel supports.

#6 Ewen Bridge- This bridge was name for the Ewen Breaker that operated just beyond the bridge. It carried the Laurel Line over the Erie Railroad that supported the coal operation at this location. Smaller gauge track was sat next to the Erie Line to move filled coal mine cars from near by mine shafts and car shops. This should be an interesting location to model in the future. The bridge is a through girder type.

#7 Thompson Street Bridge-Just a stones throw away for the Ewen Bridge sat the Thompson Street Bridge. This was one of the smallest of bridges. In later years of the Laurel Line’s operation, the Ewen passenger stop was added and located between these bridges.

#8 Welsh Street Overpass-Located in Port Griffith PA, Welsh Street was the last street overpass before moving into the Pittston City limits. This bridge area was the site of a major accident in the 1920’s that prompted the Laurel Line to use electrical signaling.

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17. BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack #3

BDW Bridge Pack #3

This pack of bridge are located in the Pittston City area. This is about mid point on the Laurel Line.

#1. Erie & Wyoming RR Bridge- This was an Erie Railroad Branch that followed parallels to the Laurel Line. This was the same line we crossed over at Ewen.

#2. Plank Street Overpass- Plank Street is one of the main roads into Pittston City. The South Pittston Passenger Stop is located at the base of this bridge.

#3.Oak Street Bridge- This bridge is a three tracked bridge, 2 Laurel Line tracks and the Erie Pittston Team Track. The bridge crossed over the intersection of Main Street and Oak Street at a 45 degree angle. eventually the Laurel Line portion of the bridge was removed in 1962. The Erie portion of the bridge was removed in 1969. Today you can still see some of the old stone work of the bridge’s northern abutment if you know where to look.

#4. Railroad Street Bridge- Just a rocks throw north of the Oak Street Bridge is the Railroad Street Bridge. This was also a 3 tracked bridge that carried the Laurel Line and the Erie Track over Railroad Street, Today’s Columbus Ave. At some point the Railroad Street Bridge suffered from mine subsidence and concrete footer had to be placed on the bridge to raise the track bed. Eventually this bridge suffered the same fate as the Oak Street Bridge and was dismantled. The former Laurel Line ROW in the area became an alley way. I recall in the 1970’s seeing the old railroad ties still sticking out of the ground in the alleyway’s gravel.

#5. L&WV Passenger Underpass 2- Back during the construction of the Laurel Line the railroad added these passenger underpass at well traveled areas. This was done so the folks wouldn’t need to cross over the track were the live 650 volt 3rd rail was present. There was one of these passenger underpass in the Dupont area and one in the Avoca area. In other areas on the line foot bridges were built. The footbridges will be modeled at a later time.

#6. Broad Street Bridge- This was actually two separate bridges at one time. Reference pictures seem to indicate that the bridges were constructed together sharing the same abutments. The railroad bridge is once again a part of the Erie Wyoming Branch and the adjacent road bridge is the Broad Street Overpass.

#7. William Street Overpass- William Street is one of the main roads coming out of Pittston City. It is also US Route 11. In the old days Route 11 would turn left onto Laurel Street and head towards the town of Dupont. Going straight would take you to the William Street Bridge and the North Pittston Stop. Access stairs were located on the top of this bridge. Interesting note. This bridge is where the first recorded Laurel Line accident occurred. In 1903 the Laurel Line had just opened and somehow a pedestrian fell off the William Street Bridge killing himself on the tracks below. Don’t know if it was the fall or the 3rd rail that killed him.

#8.Laurel Street Bridge- Getting closer to the Dupont area, this is where the Laurel Line crossed over old Route 11 (Laurel Street). The crossing was at such a tight angle a unique structure was needed to be built. This is the most unusual bridge on the Laurel Line. At the north end of the bridge was where the Dupont Passenger Stop was located. Oddly enough the north abutment of this bridge is still standing today. For some unknown reason they never took it out. Route 11 was diverted to the Pittston Bypass which was built over the Laurel Lines ROW in 1959-1960. along with the north abutment of the former Laurel Street bridge, a ramp to the bypass is in this location today. Some old lumber pieces of the passenger stop can still be found under the brush next to the abutment.

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18. BDW Avoca Viaduct Pack

Avoca Viaduct

BDW Avoca Viaduct Bridge Pack

The crown jewel of the Laurel Line is the 685ft Avoca Viaduct- 1902-1965. This huge bridge carries the Laurel Line over the Lehigh Valley, Central New Jersey Railroads along with the Heidleberg Breaker spur tracks and US Route 11.

This pack includes all the following kuids.
#1- The Avoca Viaduct Main Structure.
#2- The Avoca Viaduct Fence Spline
#3- The Avoca Viaduct Bridge Track Spline
#4- The Avoca Viaduct Power pole Spline (these are designed not to stretch the pole model to ground level.)
#5- The Avoca Viaduct Concrete Footers
#6- The Avoca Viaduct Power Pole Supports (These are metal support that are connected to the main beams for the Power Poles.)

While these items are made with the viaduct in mind, These items can be used separate for your own creations.

I suggest using the RTRAX Guide (Check) Rails <kuid2:37581:80015:2>, <kuid2:37581:80016:2> from the DL Station on all my bridges. They match my track fairly nice.

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19. BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack #4

BDW L&amp;WV Bridge Pack 4 (Updated)

After the mighty Avoca Viaduct, moving north along the Laurel Line we’ve moved into the Avoca area.

Bridge #1-Vine Street Overpass-This was one of the last bridges I discovered. It was only because of the picture of the next bridge did I realized this bridge was even there as the photographer often took pictures from these overpass bridges. From this bridge’s location you can look down on the North Avoca Stop and Avoca Electrical Sub-Station.

Bridge #2-Plane Street-Site of the North Avoca Stop at the south side of this bridge. To the north side was the sub-station and a small freight house. I’m not sure why they named the street “Plane” street but it might have to do with the road ending up at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Airport. The airport was just being built in this time period.

Bridge #3- Powder Mill Road-After passing the Avoca Sub-Station the rail line goes through some more old coal property, an almost lunar landscape of coal/culm piles. This area was known as Brown’s Patch. At the end of this area was the Luzerne/Lackawanna Country Line. Just beyond that was the Powder Mill Road Overpass. This was basically out in the middle of nowhere and connected the Brown Patch section to a long gone coal operation.

Bridge #4-Erie Overpass Bridge-Just south of this bridge was the location of the great Laurel Line train robbery of 1923. A group of men ambushed a trolley by hiding in a near by rock cut. The trolley was transporting some coal company money. One man lost is life by not acting fast enough for the robbers demands. All robbery where eventually caught. For the bridge this is where the Erie & Wyoming RR crosses over the Laurel Line on a hard curve. This made for an interesting bridge design.

Bridge #5- Route #502 Bridge- Just north of the Erie Crossover bridge and the Moosic Passenger Stop is the Route #502 Bridge. This was a rather small bridge to drive under and as somewhat of a traffic hazard. In later years Rt #502 was re-built to the railroad grade and the bridge was removed.

Bridge #6-Springbrook Bridge-This is the third largest bridge on the line that crosses over Springbrook Creek and the former Springbrook Railroad. The Springbrook railroad must of still been operating during the building of the Laurel Line in 1902. By the 1950’s it was long gone.

Bridge #7-Passenger Underpass #1-Moving out of the Moosic area the Laurel Line move into the Rocky Glen area. This is a amusement park which originally the Laurel Line had access too. Along with the park, the Rocky Glen Park also had a small lake that the Laurel Line grade cut right through. To let the water flow from one side of the lake to the other, a small water inlet and bridge was placed. In this case I used this Passenger Underpass Bridge #1 model as the Rocky Glen water inlet bridge.

Bridge #8-Stafford Meadowbrook Creek Bridge. Leaving north from the Rocky Glen area, the Laurel Line moves into forest area to that was mostly made up of wooded area, swamps and walking paths. The Laurel Line crosses of Stafford Meadowbrook Creek three times. One of the bridge was big enough that it needed it’s own model. These three bridges are still used today for the Scranton Trolley Museum.

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20. BDW Laurel Line Bridge Pack #5

LWV Bridge Pack #5

This is the final bridge pack for the Laurel Line bridges.

#1- Log Road Overpass- This is the last of the bridges out there in boondocks. This bridge carries Log Road over the Laurel Line in the South Scranton area. I never found what this bridge was for or when it was built. That area has changed over time in the Laurel Line era. I’m still doing some research on the area. I do know that in the early years of the Laurel Line a small lake was located here.

#2-Stafford Avenue Overpass- Very close to the South Scranton passenger stop. From the looks of the old pictures of this bridge, local residents used the bridge as a parking lot. This bridge was re-built in the 1990’s by the Trolley Museum.

#3-South Portal of the Crown Avenue Tunnel- We’ve come to the second jewel of the Laurel Line, the Crown Avenue Tunnel. Built in 1905 to redirect main line traffic from hitting the steep grades of the old main line, a 4750ft Tunnel was constructed under Crown Avenue. The tunnel was single tracked so the northbound traffic would have to stop at a phone booth just south of the tunnel and get the all clear from the dispatchers office in the Scranton Yard.

#4-Crown Avenue Tunnel Spline-This spline is a repurposed trainboi1 WP Tunnel that I changed with his ok. I used this tunnel because the portal where small and I can make new Laurel Line Tunnel Portals over the original portals.

#5-North Portal of the Crown Avenue Tunnel- The Crown Avenue Tunnel was used up until the Conrail years and was abandoned until it was bought by Steam Town Trolley Museum. The tunnel was re-built sometime in the 1990’s and was re-name Edward Miller Tunnel for Ed Miller who’s photography collection of the Laurel Line from the 30’s to the 60’s was the only reason I was able to add all the historical details to this project.

#6-Roaring Brook Bridge-Just past the tunnel the line goes over the Roaringbrook Creek on a curved bridge. Many pictures have been taking of local train traffic passing over this bridge both past and present. Most of these picture where taken from the Harrison Avenue Bridge looking down onto the bridge. Like the Tunnel this bridge got a new lease on life and is used as a part of the Scranton Trolley Museum. It also sees weekly freight traffic from the from the local Delaware & Lackawanna RR that delivers product to a plastic factory the still operates on the Minooka Branch.

#7-Spruce Street Bridge- While this bridge is technically not a Laurel Line Bridge, you can’t go anywhere with in the L&WV Scranton Yard without seeing this bridge as it spans the yard itself. This was a typical 1880 design bridge that had originally had room for to lanes of traffic and a trolley line. The bridge is basically a big ramp that crosses the L&WV railroad and terminates next to the DL&W Scranton Passenger Station. From there a ramp takes it down to the streets of Scranton. The bridge was removed in 1969 to make way for the Scranton Expressway.

#8-Cedar Avenue Bridge-Again, this bridge belongs to the DL&W, however this bridge sits right in front of the Laurel Line Scranton Passenger Station so I had to model it. This bridge is a custom made bridge that has two levels of track, to main line tracks, and two spur tracks. Today the bridge is still there however it only has one track on it. If you are modeling Scranton, this bridge is a must have.

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21. BDW Water Street Bridge Pack

Water Street Bridge

Deep in the heart of hard coal country the Water Street Bridge was built in 1914, along with it’s sister bridge the Wyoming Bridge (8th Street Bridge) that sat downstream on the Susquehanna River. While the Water Street Bridge was constructed by the same bridge building company and looks similar to it’s sister bridge, the construction on this bridge was lighter as it was a shorter bridge. This bridge is also one of two bridges for the city of Pittston Pa. Just upstream from this bridge was the Fort Jenkins Bridge (built 1924). Both bridge carried traffic from Pittston to West Pittston. While both Pittston City bridges are in need of replacement, the Water Street Bridge has been closed to all traffic for several years. Both Wyoming and Fort Jenkins Bridges are available on this page for download.

This bridge pack has four parts, the bridge spline, two ends and a bridge pier. The fence in the screenshot is from the Avoca Viaduct Bridge pack. The bridge had 3 lod levels and is build 3.7. I removed the invisible road spline that was on the older version.

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22. BDW L&WV Building Pack #1

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BDW L&WV Building Pack #1

#1-Swift & Company Building (Updated)-Added the triangle shaped storage building to the main plant.

#2-L&WV American Stores Building-Scenery building located in Wilkes-Barre PA.

#3-The Heidleberg RR Bridge-The last bridge that I forgot to add to the last bridge pack!

#4-L&WV (Half) Shelter #7- This has a typical L&WV passenger shelter but only half size used when space was tight.

#5-L&WV (Mini) Shelter #8- This was a small passenger shelter added at the Ewen Stop for the miners of the near-by Ewen Coal Breaker.

#6-L&WV Stop Long Platform #1- Longer passenger platform with a stone foundation.

#7-L&WV Stop Long Platform #2- Longer passenger platform with a concrete foundation.

#8-L&WV W-B Scale House-A small scale house that was used in the Wilkes-Barre Rail Yard.

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23. BDW L&WV Building Pack #2

BDW LWV Building Pack #2

BDW LWV Station Pack

#1 BDW LWV Rocky Glen Dam-Stone Dam used to hold back Rocky Glen Lake.

#2 BDW LWV Rocky Glen Entrance -The former Laurel Line entrance to the Rocky Glen Amusement Park. Burnt down in 1950.

#3 BDW LWV Shelter #9 (Dunmore Branch)-Laurel Line passenger shelter with station name signs on both ends of the shelter for 1 track service.

#4 BDW LWV Shelter #10 (Rocky Glen)-Shelter used at the Laurel Line stop for the Rocky Glen Park.

#5 BDW LWV Retaining Wall #3-Stone block retaining wall with earth texture on top.

#6 BDW LWV Retaining Wall #4-Stone block retaining wall with a gravel texture top.

#7 BDW LWV Gravel Platform Spline-A bendable spline with gravel texture and wooded edges.

#8 BDW LWV NOMM Bridge Track-A added scenery track that does not show up on the mini map. NOMM (Not On Mini Map)

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24. BDW L&WV Shelter updates

Shelter Updates

L&WV Shelter Update Pack- Fixes some errors with these three shelters.

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25. BDW L&WV Scranton Iron Furnace

Scranotn Iron Furnace

LWV BDW Scranton Iron Furnace-Old Furnace once used by the former Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company in Scranton Pa. In the 1950’s it was used for coal storage. Today it’s a historical site.

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26. BDW L&WV Spruck’s Lumber Office

Sprucks Brothers Lumber Office

LWV BDW Sprucks Lumber Office-The office to the Sprucks Brothers Lumber Company in Scranton Pa. On-line customer of the Laurel Line.

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