For this day trip on November
14th, 1999 to the Centralia & Shamokin areas we met in the center of Centralia
Pennsylvania, just across the street from the main, and pretty much only, landmark in town
called The Speed Shop. 23 vehicles consisting mostly of Toyota Tacoma's from T.T.O.R.A. (Toyota Tacoma Offroader's Association)
gathered at the 10am meeting time. Big thanks to Joe Sheldon for inviting any
Offroaders from our group to join T.T.O.R.A and this excursion into the coal
regions. To check out the PA Chapter's web site for this day trip to the
Centralia/Shamokin follow this link.
group photo above was taken by Steve Liebl, a member of TTORA who snapped the one and only
group picture of everyone. Ironicly there are more people in this picture than those
who currently live in the town of Centralia today. At one time, over 1100 people
lived here. To learn more about what happened and is currently happening here in
Centralia click here.
After the morning briefing and the usual picture taking we headed north towards
the closed section of Rt. 61 to take a look at the damaged section of the highway.