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The D&H Gravity Railroad carried cars from Carbondale, through Waymart, to Honesdale where it delivered them to D&H canal boats. "The D & H Canal Company planned to transport their coal from the mines in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, to the Hudson River entirely by canal. However, the availability of water at the summit and the number of locks needed to scale the Moosic Mountains between Carbondale and Honesdale precluded this plan. A "gravity railroad" was the solution, and construction began in 1827. The "gravity," designed by D & H Chief Engineer John B. Jervis, utilized a series of inclined planes and steam engines to pull carloads of coal up and over the Moosic Mountains, a rise of almost 1,000 feet."(3)

"The Delaware and Hudson Canal was a 108-mile, man-made waterway, an engineering feat of pre-industrial America that brought a new form of energy from the hills of Pennsylvania out to the Hudson River. From 1828 to 1898, mules pulled barges laden with anthracite coal along river valleys from Honesdale in northeastern Pennsylvania to Eddyville on the Rondout Creek"(2)


D&H Gravity RR
, Plane #1, Carbondale

D&H Gravity RR
, Plane #1, Carbondale

D&H Gravity RR
, Carbondale from #1
L Hensel

D&H Gravity RR
, Carbondale PA

DH Gravity Carbondale
, from Plane 28
L. Hensel

D&H Gravity RR
, Honesdale

D&H canal basin & Gravity station
, Honesdale PA 1875

D&H Gravity station
, Honesdale PA 1875

PA Coal Company’s high works
, Hawley PA

D&H Gravity RR
, Plane 23 in Olyphant

D&H Gravity RR
, Waymart Planes 12 & 18
Bill Buckland

D&H Gravity RR plane #3


DH Gravity Racket Brook Breaker
, from Plane 4
L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 4
, Carbondale 1875

DH Gravity Plane 11

L. Hensel

DH Gravity
, excursion train starting up plane 13, Honesdale

D&H Gravity RR
, Foot Plane #13, Honesdale
Bill Buckland

DH Gravity Plane 13
, Honesdale
L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 13
, Boat Basin running up the Hill

DH Gravity Plane 13
, Honesdale

D&H Gravity RR
, Planes 12 and 18, Waymart
Bill Buckland

DH Gravity
, Prompton
L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 16

L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 17
, Keen's Lake
L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 17

L. Hensel

D&H Gravity Plane #19
, Waymart
Bill Buckland

DH Gravity Plane 24

L. Hensel

DH Gravity Plane 26

L. Hensel

DH Gravity
, Waymart Depot 1895
L. Hensel

DH Gravity from High Works
, Waymart Depot 1875

DH Gravity
, Waymart Depot 1906

DH Gravity
, Keene Lake
L. Hensel

DH Gravity
, Keene Lake
L. Hensel

DH Gravity
, Keene Lake
L. Hensel

DH Gravity
, Shepard’s Crook
L. Hensel

DH Gravity Shepard's Crook


D&H Gravity Depot Farview plane


DH Gravity

D & H Canal Map pt1 | D & H Canal Map pt2 | D & H Canal Map pt3

DH canal eng 'John B. Vaughn' #2
, 1935

D&H 0-6-0 'Lackawanna'
, blt for DH Canal 1862

DH 2-6-0 DH Canal #177
, Dickson Loco Works 1882

DH Canal Co 4-4-0 #37
, 1871

D&H Gravity, Bolton Basin
, Canal boats stranded after towpath break in 1878

D&H Canal
, Lackawaxen, last boat to pass

D&H Canal
, Lackawaxen

D&H Canal Lackawaxan suspension bridge aqueduct
. carrying the D&H Canal over the Delaware River.completed in 1849.

D&H Canal Lackawaxan
. from Prospect Rock, Erie RR tracks, Lackawaxen

D&H Canal
, Honesdale PA

D&H lower canal basin
, Honesdale PA

D&H lower canal basin
, Honesdale PA 1875

D&H lower canal basin
, Honesdale PA

D&H Canal Tow Path Across Lackawaxen
, Honesdale PA

D&H Canal Tow Path Across Lackawaxen
, Honesdale PA

D&H Canal
, Ellenville, NY 1897

D&H Canal
, Ellenville, NY 1897

DH canal
, Ellenville NY 1906

DH canal
, Youngs Lock Ellenville NY 1897

DH canal
, Tom Teller Lock Ellenville, NY 1906

DH canal
, Ellenville lock fm Ctr St bridge

DH canal
, Ellenville dry dock

DH canal
, Ellenville Canal lock

DH canal
, Ellenville, near Center St

DH canal
, Ellenville, Canal Office

DH canal
, Kerhonkson

D&H Canal
, Napanoch, NY

D&H Canal
, Napanoch, NY

D&H Canal
, looking toward Napanoch, NY

D&H Canal
, Napanoch prison, NY

D&H Canal
, Narrowsville PA 1906

Narrowsville Hotel
, DH Canal Narrowsville PA 1908

D&H Gravity engine house at Plane F
, between Olyphant & Carbondale 1890

D&H steam & gravity term
, Olyphant 1860,s

DH canal
, Canal store Port Ben

DH canal
, Pond Eddy NY

D&H Canal
, Pond Eddy NY

D&H Canal
, Phillipsport

D&H Canal
, Phillipsport - Summmitville

D&H Canal
, Rolands PA 1906

D&H Canal
, Rolands PA

D&H Canal
, Roundout NY

D&H Canal lock #71
, 1880

D&H Canal
, Seaside Supply Store at Wurtsboro1880

D&H Canal
, D&H canal
Wurtsboro1880
(2)D & H Canal Historical Society
(3)D&H Canal and Gravity RR
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