The Lehigh Valley Railroad used to have a large presence in northeast PA and even into New York City. One of their main car shops was located in what is today Packerton, PA. while the shops have been torn down and many of tracks removed, the history is still rich in this town. The once thriving rail road was owned by Asa Packer which lived just up the road in Jim Thorpe, PA. His mansion along with those of his family members still remain open to tourists.
The railroad used to sell used rail cars to locals for building lumber after they have seen years in service. The railroad even built a company store in the little village of Packerton with the wood from these cars. The wood, being used in the structure of the building was well preserved from the 1900’s til today. I have been able to obtain the Hemlock that was used in the cars and later in the general store. I am offering pen blanks in either stabilized or unstabilized versions as the stabilized is very porous and very dry. You will be buying 1 pen blank and 1 COA for the price listed.