Posted 3 years ago
The Mill Pond Ice Company of Tobyhanna, PA still harvests ice the old time way. The first image is their ice house where the blocks are stored. The sawdust insulated walls keeps the ice solid well into the summer. That is a vintage ice cutting tool in the left center of the image.
The second image is Mill Pond which supplies the ice during the Winter.
The Mill Pond Ice Company finished restoration of the Lackawanna RR ice car on 10/04/19. This conveyance was built in 1908. This car, and many more like it transferred ice in pre electric refrigeration days to New York and other towns and cities in the East. There were many companies providing ice, and traveling by rail, from the mountainous areas of eastern PA and northwest NJ back in those days.
Last is a photo of the Lackawanna RR interlocking tower of Tobyhanna, PA. Though no longer in operation, this tower stands a proud reminder of the Lackawanna Railroad's legacy.