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Winslow Junction Tower

Posted by Stu On April - 20 - 2003

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We went back to Winslow Junction and discovered someone had broken a side window. It was a squeeze, but I fit through. Inside was in pretty bad shape, worse than I expected. Upstairs had all kinds of paperwork, most of which was trains’ arrival and departure times. While I was inside, a train sped by and shook the whole place. It felt like it was going to topple……felt kinda cool.

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Winslow Junction

Posted by Stu On April - 20 - 2003

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Originally visited 4/03
New photos 2/05

Inside the Tower – 8/03

Some time ago, Winslow Junction was one of the busiest train stations on the east coast. Now, it is nothing more than a street intersection with 15-20 rail cars to the side. Some are in decent condition, but some have every window smashed and cracked paint. Quite a few lines are accounted for here: Amtrak; Southern Pacific; Lehigh Valley; etc. The guys working here were very friendly to us. They don’t mind if people come to take pictures, but entering the trains is a no-no. It looked like they were fixing up some of the cars on our most recent visit.
The sign said something about a train wreck taking place here, but I couldn’t find any information about it.
Up the road a bit from the Junction is an unused tower along an active track.

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Blue Anchor Tavern

Posted by Stu On April - 20 - 2003

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Not a whole lot to say about the Tavern. It was built in 1737, but all that’s left is the foundation and steps. It’s on the side of Rt. 73.

There were a few abandoned cars on the Tavern grounds. Looks like they’ve been there quite a while.

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Ancora Village

Posted by Stu On December - 6 - 2002

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Visited 12/02
Demolished sometime afterward


According to sources, Ancora Village, now abandoned, once was a community of minimum risk patients deemed suitable to live outside the hospital walls (mostly veterans, hence its name, Veteran’s Haven). However, because of a series of escapes, murders, or a lack of funds, depending on which set of rumors you choose to believe, it was closed down. The houses still stand, though it appears a few have been demolished.
~ Daemon

I don’t know much about Ancora. I heard some stories that the hospital was also abandoned but found out this wasn’t true when I drove by it. There are no side streets to park on and Ancora’s roads are blocked off. I must say I wasn’t expecting much out of the village either. I was expecting maybe 10 houses down some side road. How wrong I was! There were about 50 houses, all emptied out and some boarded up. Someone emailed me and said they actually saw the furniture being moved out back in September. Mail boxes and street signs were still up. The place just looked frozen in time.


The mailboxes were completely rusted out

It was so tempting.......


There were a few spots that looked like they might’ve been foundations for houses. Maybe these ones were knocked down already. I’m sure the rest of the town’s not far behind.


How right I was. The houses were all knocked down not long afterward.

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