Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019
The Central Railroad station, Rochester, N.Y., was built with cement from Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company. The Central Railroad station, Rochester, N.Y., was built with cement from Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.
The Pennsylvania Railroad station, Pittsburgh, was made with Coplay cement. The Pennsylvania Railroad station, Pittsburgh, was made with Coplay cement.
Crews work to build this aqueduct in the Catskill Mountains. Crews work to build this aqueduct in the Catskill Mountains.
The aqueduct was built with cement from Coplay. The aqueduct was built with cement from Coplay.
Photos courtesy of Larry OberlyThe Pierce Arrow automobile plant in Buffalo, N.Y., got its cement from Coplay. Photos courtesy of Larry OberlyThe Pierce Arrow automobile plant in Buffalo, N.Y., got its cement from Coplay.
This aqueduct in the Catskill Mountains supplied fresh water to New York City. This aqueduct in the Catskill Mountains supplied fresh water to New York City.

Remembering: Taking a tour aboard the LV Railroad

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The year is 1920, and this writer and my friend Larry Oberly are at the Lehigh Valley Railroad station in Coplay. With us is Mike Bednar, a railroad engineer and rail historian from Darktown, Whitehall Township.

We convinced Mike to flag down a Lehigh Valley passenger train so we could board the train and visit some projects that have used cement from the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.

We will be traveling to the Catskill Mountains in New York state to view the construction of an aqueduct that will supply fresh water to New York City.

We will also be stopping at the Central Railroad station in Rochester, N.Y., and the Pierce Arrow automobile plant in Buffalo, N.Y. Yes, there was an automobile named Pierce Arrow!

On the way back to Coplay, we took a slight detour to stop at the Pennsylvania Railroad station in Pittsburgh.

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In two weeks, our tour will continue. We will meet you at the Coplay Lehigh Valley Railroad station. Don’t be late!