Lap was once a water stop for steam locomotives that ran up the mountain. At one time there were three tracks here. The tracks were the double track mainline and a 45 car capacity siding. Lap wasn't too far from Cumberland so is was not used as often as most of the newer and bigger steam locomotives could hold enough water to make it to Deal. The water tower at Lap was mainly used for emergencies only.

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This concrete wall appears to be a support for the hillside. The second photo is the remaining crossties that were once the third track that was at Lap. (Sam Wilson photo)

Looking east towards Lap. (Sam Wilson photo)

Eastward view at Lap. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

Lap Operators Office 1913.

Westward view at Lap and of signal 1744. (Thanks o Jim Coshun for photo)

Looking west at Lap. (Sam Wilson photo)

WM F7 No.59 heads west up the grade approaching Lap. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

Same cut as above but downgrape train led by FA2's/ (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

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