DL&W: Gouldsboro Ice House Remains
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad had several ice houses which began operation sometime in the late 1800's There was three of them in Gouldsboro which was capable of storing over 10,000 tons of ice. When refrigeration was invented, the demand for ice dropped off and the ice houses closed as demand dropped off. I don't know when the Gouldsboro ice house closed, but one document shows it burned down in 1963. Nearby is the switching tower still stands, and controlled staging tracks just north of the ice house location. The two smaller ice house located at Lake Watawga are totally gone.
1939 aerial image of the Gouldsboro lake ice house
I photographed this from a book at Steamtown during an excursion to the Tobyhanna lake Ice house (which a replica has been built) I don't know the name of the book but this shows the track arrangement for the Gouldsboro Ice house. The top portion shows the staging tracks and just a section of the track that went to the two ice houses located at Lake Watawga. Note, this lake was originally called Harvey Pond.