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railfan1979
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 19th, 2007, 12:39am »
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one is still standing at Akron, ohio at Akron yard, along the old B&O valley main, which is now the cuyahoga valley senic railway. It is located just off of eastwood ave.

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« Reply #21 on: Feb 19th, 2007, 12:12pm »
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Don't forget to mention that it is also adjacent to the ex-B&O Chicago main at AY. In the mornings, CSX B&O mainline traffic literally passes through the shadow of the old coal tower!
 
By your sig lines, it looks like you are near the former site of BD Tower, now just BD. Every summer I make the trek to visit a friend who lives near BG 123. His property is right on the B&O main and several of us will spend the weekend out there by the tracks soaking up the New Castle sub traffic. A couple of years ago I got him to give me the "Akron, Barberton and Warwick tour" so I could see all the locations to the south (TT west) that I'd hear on the radios all the time. Of course one of the stops was AY and I had to shoot the coal tower and yard office.
 
I'm also a member of three EL historical societies and the ACYHS so even though I live in Buffalo, I'm quite interested in the Akron area railroads.
 
Note the Chessie caboose next to the coal tower.
 
Henry
 
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Full disclosure: I photoshopped out some intrusive power lines!


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« Reply #22 on: Feb 20th, 2007, 8:36pm »
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I think the towers in the Lackawanna's Hallstead Yard and the Erie's Susquehanna Yard are still standing. There's not much left of either facility other than the main and it's been a few years since I've been there, so maybe they're gone by now.

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« Reply #23 on: Feb 20th, 2007, 11:40pm »
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Nice shot of that tower henry! BG 127 is located at the tallmadge ave overpass.

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« Reply #24 on: Jan 20th, 2013, 7:39am »
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Coal tore @ Cedar Hill yard in New Haven. Grew up admiring it daily from the Foxon area heights.  Any thoughts on finding or bashing an n scale version??

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« Reply #25 on: Jan 27th, 2013, 6:05pm »
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Here is one still standing, PRR Railroad in Renovo, PA
 


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« Reply #26 on: Jan 27th, 2013, 10:46pm »
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Those big reinforced concrete towers are (like cotton compresses) often more expensive to knock down and carry off than to simply leave. And more often than not don't occuppy space that is going to be used for anything renumerative. Explaining why we still have some.

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 6:31am »
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The one in Ronceverte, WV is still standing. The tracks no longer go through it though. 7/20/13 at 1800Hrs.
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« Reply #28 on: Aug 5th, 2013, 7:47pm »
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Not the best shot because my camera isn't exactly high-end, but here is what's left of the former BR&P coaling tower at Lime Rock, NY just south of P&L Junction.
 
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« Reply #29 on: Aug 7th, 2013, 4:06pm »
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on Aug 5th, 2013, 7:47pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Not the best shot because my camera isn't exactly high-end, but here is what's left of the former BR&P coaling tower at Lime Rock, NY just south of P&L Junction.
 
Charlie
 

 
Looks like they knocked the bunker and hoist machinery down (well, probably salvaged the machinery, at least for scrap) and left the rubble piled on the support structure. Looks like bushes and trees have taken root in the rubble pile, doesn't it?


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« Reply #30 on: Aug 14th, 2013, 8:59am »
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Hey Clyde,
 
Sorry I didn't see this until now. It does look like some kind of trees/vegetation has taken root. Now that I think of it, it's rather strange!
 
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« Reply #31 on: Aug 14th, 2013, 7:21pm »
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on Aug 14th, 2013, 8:59am, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hey Clyde,
 
Sorry I didn't see this until now. It does look like some kind of trees/vegetation has taken root. Now that I think of it, it's rather strange!
 
Charlie

 
Not really that strange - pretty much any rubble pile will have some sort of vegetation manage to take root after rain and sun have worked on things for a while. Stuff may turn out stunted and have a hard time in a drought, but it will get started and grow. Just leave the pile alone and it will happen.


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« Reply #32 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 5:06pm »
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I don't see mention of water towers, but thought I'd throw this in.  Ex-Erie at Addison, NY.

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« Reply #33 on: Aug 24th, 2013, 5:10pm »
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Date cast in concrete is 1917.  Looks like small letters COLE in between the digits.

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« Reply #34 on: Aug 26th, 2013, 10:54am »
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Nice! I think there is still another former Erie water tower base in Castile, too. Here's the base from the former LV tower at Tifft Terminal.
 
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