Railfan.net Home Railfan Photos ABPR Archives Staff Safari Photos Railfan Links

Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums Railfan.net Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please Sign In or Register. Dec 17th, 2017, 10:34pm
Categories •  FastIndex •  LongIndex •  Help •  Search •  Members  •  Sign In •  Register


Post reply
   Railfan.net Web Forums
   Fallen Flags
   Delaware & Hudson
   Post reply ( Re: D&H "Where Is It?" )
A Username and Password are REQUIRED to Post.

If you are seeing this, you are either not logged in or your browser is not honoring the username and password cookie.
 
Username:
Password:
Post reply
Subject:
Message icon:
Add YABBC tags:
Message:

Photo Attachments require Netscape 4 or greater or IE5 or greater
Disable Smilies:

Check this if you'll be adding code (or don't like smileys).

shortcuts (IE and NS6 only): hit alt+s to send, alt+p to preview, or alt+r to reset


Topic Summary
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 12th, 2015, 1:09pm
I can't believe this forum has gone "unscathed" for so long without this popular RF.net "game"!  
 
So let's start with this one.....Where is it?  
 
"H. F. M."
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Nov 12th, 2015, 8:18pm
Colonie?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 13th, 2015, 7:51am
Close my friend..................
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 13th, 2015, 9:30am
That is the long gone D&H roundhouse at Mechanicville NY. What a great place to watch trains back in the late 70's and early 80's.
Posted by: NKP759fan Posted on: Nov 17th, 2015, 1:03pm
Nice pics! What else ya got for us?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 24th, 2015, 9:57am
NEFAN scores again!
 
Let's see if you can get this one!
 
"H.F. M."
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Nov 24th, 2015, 3:28pm
Oneonta?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 24th, 2015, 3:39pm
No sir........
 
"H.F. M."
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Nov 24th, 2015, 7:34pm
Saratoga Springs?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 25th, 2015, 8:03am
Matthew -  
 
Now, when I firat tsaw this photo, that's what I thought, too......But according to the info I have, no. This is a cropped photo, and what is cropped out is what makes me believe the info I have is correct (in other words, it's not Saratoga Springs)........I do reserve (and welcome) the chance to be corrected by more knowledgable folk, however!
 
"H.F. M."
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 25th, 2015, 9:13am
Whitehall NY ?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 25th, 2015, 12:34pm
No sir.............
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 25th, 2015, 1:21pm
Albany - Rensselaer is my final guess.  
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Nov 25th, 2015, 9:15pm
on Nov 25th, 2015, 1:21pm, NEFAN wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Albany - Rensselaer is my final guess.  

 
I think you are right on with that guess.
 
Charlie
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 26th, 2015, 8:35am
You are correct, sir! Taken September 1974 at Albany....Here's the un-cropped photo, with an PC E-8 to the left.
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 26th, 2015, 10:41am
The area has changed some since then with the new station building. That RS3 is an ex B&M unit with a steam generator. - good photo.
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 28th, 2015, 4:23pm
For this one, not only GTL, but what line is crossed at this junction and the tower identification?
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: Nov 28th, 2015, 10:00pm
I will take a stab at this one and say that this is Mechanicville at the crossing with the Boston And Maine. The tower is XO.
 
 
Frank
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Nov 29th, 2015, 12:23pm
Correct Frank on all three! The B&M is in the background and crosses the D&H just to the left of the engines. The Tower is still there just to the right and is a  museum.
 
What a great place to watch D&H and B&M trains back in the 70's and early 80's.
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Nov 30th, 2015, 2:44pm
Ho-Ho-Ho, more power!
 
GTL......................
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Nov 30th, 2015, 8:37pm
Belden Hill?
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Nov 30th, 2015, 9:19pm
Starting to climb out of Carbondale?
Posted by: NKP759fan Posted on: Nov 30th, 2015, 9:53pm
Looks like near the Stillwater reservoir approaching Uniondale.
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 9:38am
NKP759 nailed it on the head!
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 1:44pm
Lets see if NKP759 can get this one, though I am sure he'll have no problem..........
Posted by: NKP759fan Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 2:30pm
Hmm, definetly the Scranton to Carbondale "miners local". Judging by the bridge, I'm going to say either Carbondale, olyphant, or green ridge section of Scranton. They all had bridges similar to this at the locations. That's my best guess haha
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 3:17pm
Well, since Carbondale was your first guess, I will have to say you got it, sir!
 
I am not 100% sure WHERE in Carbondale, but I am suspecting this is the double bridge over the Lackawanna River, just RR west of the  Rt. 6 crossing, one bridge of which is still there, used by the D-L. BTW, the info I have shows the date as 1951.
 
"H.F .M."
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 4:07pm
Let's go forward with our GTL time machine to 1976............
Posted by: NKP759fan Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 8:28pm
Jefferson junction?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 8:44am
No sir............
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 11:54am
Nineveh?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 12:44pm
Nope................
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 8:49pm
Rock Glen, NY?  
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 7th, 2015, 1:20pm
LOL, I had to look that location up, Matthew! Nope, this is on the D&H proper....Here, I'll open the photo up a little, even though I think it'll become painfully obvious where this is once I do......
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Dec 7th, 2015, 8:26pm
Belden Hill?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 8th, 2015, 10:37am
Yessir, Belden Hill Tunnel located in Tunnel, NY!
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 10th, 2015, 1:22pm
Can you GTL?
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Dec 10th, 2015, 8:36pm
I think I've actually been there. Northumberland, NY?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 11th, 2015, 11:44am
You know what Matthew? I'll give it to you! This is Hadley, NY, just ever so slightly north and west of Northumberland, NY (no more than an hour or two away is considered "close enough" for me!).......I THINK the photo above was taken on the branch to Lake George (assuming I am reading the D&H system map I have handy correctly!), but then again, the photo could be mislabled!
 
Any, that's the fun of the game!
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Dec 13th, 2015, 8:44pm
Thanks! I was guessing from memory, as there is a park near on the river near that location. I was there about 5 years ago.
Posted by: Sprung_Frog Posted on: Dec 14th, 2015, 6:02am
This is on the old D&H North Creek Branch (Tahawus) now operated by the Saratoga
and North Creek.
 
not my photo
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=551078&nseq=4
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 14th, 2015, 11:23am
Yes sir, Mr. Frog! Thank you for providing further info! Nice to know trains still run here today!
 
"H.F .M."
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 15th, 2015, 12:13pm
How about here? I bet Matthew knows!
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Dec 15th, 2015, 8:17pm
Now, is this Smithboro?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 16th, 2015, 2:05pm
Matthew - According to my source info, no, BUT, I trust you to know this territory MUCH better than I, so let me post the full image here, and see if we can get the correct location.
Posted by: Sprung_Frog Posted on: Dec 16th, 2015, 4:22pm
My guess is a little west of Barton NY, if thats right that bridge would be the Erie crossing of the LV Auburn branch.
 
Charles
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 11:00am
Guys - My info says Waverly, but I think if you say that Barton is slightly west of there, that's good enough for me.......I have to freely admit, I'm no expert on the Southern Tier.
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 2:49pm
Here, let's try this one....A post-1976 D&H GTL! You Pennsyltucky boys should be able to nail this one right away!
Posted by: NKP759fan Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 3:27pm
Archbald, pa?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 3:55pm
Oooooh, SO close! But no...............
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 29th, 2015, 9:37am
Looks like White Haven?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 29th, 2015, 10:45am
Nope. This is on actual D&H rails, though the CNJ did run thru here, I believe.
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: Dec 29th, 2015, 8:51pm
I am gonna guess-Pittston.
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 30th, 2015, 7:56am
No Frankie, it's not, but you ARE the closest so far!
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 30th, 2015, 9:15am
Carbondale?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 30th, 2015, 10:21am
Nope, getting cold...........
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: Dec 30th, 2015, 11:04am
Yatesville ?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 30th, 2015, 1:20pm
Oooh, no, but only two towns away! Here, let me post the full pic. If you were to follow at this line in aerial format of your favorite browser, you'd see everything (sans truck) in the photo. The train is a westbound.
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: Dec 31st, 2015, 10:56pm
My 2nd guess is Avoca.
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Jan 4th, 2016, 9:27am
You got it, Frankie! This is the McAlpine St. crossing.
Posted by: J. W. Booth Posted on: Feb 18th, 2016, 3:34pm
Figured I'd mix things up a little between the EL and D&H GTL's, due to their close working relationship back in the day......
 
Full disclosure - This is not on the D&H proper, but rather on what became trackage that regularly hosted D&H trains after 4/1/76, though it isn't far from D&H home rails......Too boot, the other RR shown here figures prominently into D&H traffic patterns of years gone by.
Posted by: Sprung_Frog Posted on: Feb 18th, 2016, 7:42pm
Barton NY where the LV Auburn branch crossed under the Erie.
 
Charles
Posted by: J. W. Booth Posted on: Feb 19th, 2016, 3:04pm
Mr. Frog is correct!
 
April 13th 1978 is the date of the photo below
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 30th, 2016, 3:44pm
At one time, two railroads ran here......Today, the trains are gone, but you can get ice cream!
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Mar 30th, 2016, 8:02pm
Nineveh?
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 31st, 2016, 10:45am
No sir. Key clue being two railroads.
Posted by: Sprung_Frog Posted on: Mar 31st, 2016, 12:25pm
Thompson PA. ??
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 31st, 2016, 3:18pm
Senior Frog is correct-a-mundo!
 
Thompson, PA is the location!
 
Dave Deyo photo
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 31st, 2016, 3:27pm
And now, you can get an ice cream cone here...At least it's still around!
Posted by: L. Winston Ogle Posted on: Apr 13th, 2016, 4:12pm
As we know (or may not know), the D&H really "got around" the Northeast in the 1970's leading up to, and just after the creation of Conrail.
 
This is one of those places D&H engines/trains "got around" to, and until recently, so did the engines of it's successor, CP Rail.
 
If you were lucky enough to railfan here between 1972 and 1976, you could be guaranteed to see a lot of different paint jobs!
 
GTL..........
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: Apr 13th, 2016, 9:05pm
Looks like the west end of Allentown yard.
Posted by: L. Winston Ogle Posted on: Apr 14th, 2016, 11:16am
"R" Tower at Allentown Consolidated Yard it is, Frankie!
 
I don't have a date for this one, but this Brian Woodruff photo via Railpictures.net is a great one, those big GE's had a great sound.
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 28th, 2016, 2:15pm
So, I wanna see how good you D&H guys are at G'ing this L.......
 
The NYC guys didn't want to bite, so I offer it up to you.
 
This location was a busy junction built in a field at one time, but today no longer can you find a girls (or guys) best friend here. And for both railroads located here, shipping via water was where they both got their start, before technology (ie: steam power) proved otherwise.
Posted by: Matthew_L Posted on: Apr 28th, 2016, 7:32pm
Schenectady?
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: Apr 28th, 2016, 9:16pm
I am thinking Voorheesville,NY at the crossing of the NYC.
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 29th, 2016, 3:18pm
Frankie's got this one, yes, Voorheesville, NY
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 29th, 2016, 3:20pm
Here's a shot of the neat church-roof style station
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 29th, 2016, 3:21pm
And just before abandonment in 2001 by Dave Honan
 
Original shot leading off this GTL by Geno Dailey, circa 2002
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: May 4th, 2016, 10:41am
This station has been relocated. - GTL
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: May 4th, 2016, 11:31am
Carbondale, PA?
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: May 4th, 2016, 7:23pm
Oh how I only wish that were true. Cdale bit the dust back in the early 70's.
You are close though, this is on the Penn division.
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: May 5th, 2016, 10:13am
Hmmmm....Ok, the "corner of Walnut and Penn" clue that you left in the photo, clearly does NOT look like the corner of the Walnut and Penn that I found, so........Any little clue tidbits you care to share? I'm sure Frankie J probably knows where this is! In the meantime, I'll keep searching.......
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: May 5th, 2016, 10:16am
Well THAT certainly didn't take long for me to find!
 
That's a very nice Municipal Building in a town predominantly though of as an O&W location.......
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: May 5th, 2016, 1:47pm
True. There are also O&W and D&H canal co items on display here.
Posted by: FrankieJ Posted on: May 5th, 2016, 1:51pm
OK, I'll bite-Mayfield,Pa.
Posted by: NEFAN Posted on: May 5th, 2016, 3:58pm
Correct Frank! This is the D&H Mayfield Pa Depot. I never knew this existed until a few years ago.