Leetsdale is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along the Ohio River. It is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The population was 1,218 at the 2010 census. Continue reading... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
2. Ohiopyle State ParkOhiopyle Ohiopyle State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 19,052 acres in Dunbar, Henry Clay and Stewart Townships, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The focal point of the park is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the park. The river provides some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern United States. Ohiopyle State Park is bisected by Pennsylvania Route 381 south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The park opened to the public in 1965, but was not officially dedicated until 1971. Ohiopyle State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and its Bureau of Parks as one of 25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
3. Mill Creek ParkCanfield The Township of Norwich is a municipality located in Oxford County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. The preferred pronunciation of the town name is NOR-witch, which differs from the pronunciation NOR-ij used for the city of Norwich, England. The origin of Norwich, Ontario, is more likely Norwich in Upper New York State, the area from which the pioneering families emigrated in the early 19th century, where the community was known as Norwichville. Oxford County Road 59 is the major north–south highway through much of the township, including the community of Norwich proper. The local economy is largely agricultural, based on corn, soybean, and wheat production with dairy farming in the north part of the township and tobacco, vegetable, and ginseng farming to the south. Slowly, ginseng and t... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. FallingwaterMill Run Fallingwater is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 43 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The house was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, located in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. The house was designed as a weekend home for the family of Liliane Kaufmann and her husband, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr., owner of Kaufmann's Department Store. After its completion, Time called Fallingwater Wright's most beautiful job, and it is listed among Smithsonian's Life List of 28 places to visit before you die. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named Fallingwater the best al... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
5. Kennywood ParkWest Mifflin Kennywood is an amusement park located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. The park first opened as a trolley park attraction at the end of the Mellon family's Monongahela Street Railway on May 30, 1899. It was purchased in 1906 by F. W. Henninger and Andrew McSwigan who later formed the Kennywood Entertainment Company, which owned and operated the park as a closely held family business for over 100 years. Kennywood was purchased by California-based Palace Entertainment in 2007. The amusement park features various structures and rides dating back to the early 1900s. Along with Rye Playland Park, it is one of only two amusement parks designated a National Historic Landmark for its history and historic rides, and is one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating in the United States. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
6. Idlewild & SoakZoneLigonier Idlewild and Soak Zone, commonly known as Idlewild Park or simply Idlewild, is a children's amusement park situated in the Laurel Highlands near Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States, about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh, along US Route 30. Founded in 1878 as a campground along the Ligonier Valley Railroad by Thomas Mellon, Idlewild is the oldest amusement park in Pennsylvania and the third oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce and Cedar Point. The park has won several awards, including from industry publication Amusement Today as the best children's park in the world. The park was established by the prominent Mellon family in 1878, and remained family-owned for over 100 years. It expanded greatly throughout the first half of the 20th century, adding rides... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Fun in Pittsburgh, pa
Ok, our travels took us downtown Pittsburgh, Pa, within a half an hour of my home town where I grew up.. We took in a pirate game.. and they won this one.. lol.. walking through Pittsburgh in the summer is a very nice walk.. it's a lovely city..we had to stop and buy tickets, and they were legit!!.. lol... well, we had a great time.. hope you like it..
NS action on the West Slope 7.14.17 PM
After spending the morning at Rochester, I traveled to central PA to railfan the west slope. Starting at South Fork and moving on to Cassandra and the Brick yard. The afternoon saw 18 trains/helper moves bringing the day's total to 32 and the trip total to 171
Waldwick, NJ - Norfolk Southern H8K/H56 - May 30, 2013
Took a run up to Waldwick, NJ to do some railfanning with Waldwickperson. NS-H8K is a Sun-Thur train that runs from Croxton, NJ to Campbell Hall, NY. It returns to Croxton early morning. Pretty good power tonight, and a cool surprise with the geep high hood... Tonights power was: NS-H56 NS 5616 GP38-2