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« Reply #100 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 9:57pm »
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Here's another shot of what I believe to be the front of the building looking towards New Milford.

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« Reply #101 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:02pm »
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Another shot of the Warwick Yard office.

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« Reply #102 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:07pm »
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Once again, I'm looking at the office from the tracks. By now, the guard is approaching and I'm outta here.

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« Reply #103 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:12pm »
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In a more friendly surrounding I see the Warwick Station.

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« Reply #104 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:16pm »
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Another shot of the station. By now I smell something good as there are two restaurants right behind me.

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« Reply #105 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:18pm »
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About 50 feet away from the station.

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« Reply #106 on: Oct 9th, 2004, 10:40pm »
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on Oct 8th, 2004, 3:29pm, BR_in_Maybrook wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I am back again, because I failed to address your comments about that large cement legged frame work probably not being for a water tower/standpipe. If my memory serves me correctly that was in fact a water tower, of mushroom design, that provide non-potable fresh water to the Main Office and the Ice House. The CNE/NH built a resevoir using a man-made cement dam that collected spring & stream water to meet all of the railroad's needs in the days before Maybrook got a municipal water system. This was referred to as "The Resevoir" or "Indian Lake".There were two water towers/standpipes. One was where you pictured it and the other was at the engine service area just to the south of the engine house. This was located almost directly opposite the end of the road that is the next road down the hill from the YMCA road, which is the road adjacent to the northside of the village park where the gentleman walked down the knoll on to the old railyard area itself. There was a coal tipple, coaling tower, sand tower, and ash pit in this area.

 
Thanks for the clarification. It helps keep this thread accurate!!!!
 
If the walk to the administrative building is too much of a hike, I bet a small to mid-size SUV or even a car can make it to this spot fairly easy. Unfortunately, this would more than likely bring the authorities there as well.
 
It's my understanding that this area has been purchased. I don't know by who or what they intend to do with the property so I would get there soon before it's gone forever
 
Do you know Frank Amodio? I will be coming up that way again to visit the museum in October before it closes. I bet there is still much to see and learn about this area.
 
 
Speaking of Goshen, I caught this on my way back from Maybrook before getting to Warwick. Actually, I caught this by accident because I failed to remember which fork to take when heading back to Warwick.  


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« Reply #107 on: Oct 13th, 2004, 7:18am »
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Marty,
Even when I was a youngster in Maybrook, I was aware of a place called "Sugar Loaf" and the fact that there was a "mountain" there. My folks didn't own a car between '42 and '51 so I never traveled around the county much. I can remeber my Dad who worked on the Maybrook wrecking crew being called out because the L&H had 3/4/5/6 cars on the ground at "Sugar Loaf." It wasn't until about four yrs ago that I actually had a chance to be in Sugar Loaf and the "old" part of the community definitely strikes me as having been a Company Housing area. My family lived in New Haven  company housing on the Barren Road in Maybrook until late '42. Is the history of "Sugar Loaf" linked directly to the history of the L&H? Was it a pusher station for the high percentage grade of "Sugar Loaf Mountain"? Was it a connecting point with another RR or L&H branch line?


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« Reply #108 on: Oct 13th, 2004, 7:50am »
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My apology for entering my last post twice, you may remove one of them and I won't be offended. I have known "Jiggs" Amodio all my life, His eldest daughter was a classmate of mine all the way through school ,1st thru 12th. Jennie Iorlano is the sister of my Brother-in-Law, Angelo Iorlano. About 4/5 yrs ago based on a complaint I heard Jennie make about paying taxes on the old station, I recommended to the then mayor that it be declared a Village Historical site, taken of the tax rolls, with the written understanding that Jennie's family would have to "maintain" it, and that it ownership actually be transfered to the non-profit  Maybrook Railroad Museum. That has never happened and I am sorry to say that  many of the Town Fathers do not seem very interested in sponsoring any form of improvement in the overall housing or Curation/Curatory environment of the  Railroad Museum. I wish I had the time and money to undertake something big like that. Wouldn"t the rebuilding of the old "Main Office" provide an unbelievable location for a well protected, expanded museum, with so much of its histroric wealth curated properly and placed on computer discs with duplicates stored in a totally fire proof walk in safe. Wouldn't the old station, relocated to a place adjacent to the meuseum provide for an excellent ticket window/gift shop for the complex, that ultimaely would see rolling stock, such as the "Maybrook" caboose, maybe a restored camel back, such as the one setting in the bushes up behind the National Transportation Museum in St Louis, etc. etc. residing there also. Now that would be a "real" museum.

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« Reply #109 on: Oct 13th, 2004, 10:39am »
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on Oct 13th, 2004, 7:50am, BR_in_Maybrook wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My apology for entering my last post twice, you may remove one of them and I won't be offended.

 
No problem...I removed the duplicate post.
 
Very interesting stuff by the way.  Always great to have the perspectives of those on the scene and with a sense of local history.  
 
Thanks for the info.
 
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« Reply #110 on: Oct 13th, 2004, 12:12pm »
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on Oct 13th, 2004, 7:50am, BR_in_Maybrook wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My apology for entering my last post twice, you may remove one of them and I won't be offended. I have known "Jiggs" Amodio all my life, His eldest daughter was a classmate of mine all the way through school ,1st thru 12th. Jennie Iorlano is the sister of my Brother-in-Law, Angelo Iorlano. About 4/5 yrs ago based on a complaint I heard Jennie make about paying taxes on the old station, I recommended to the then mayor that it be declared a Village Historical site, taken of the tax rolls, with the written understanding that Jennie's family would have to "maintain" it, and that it ownership actually be transfered to the non-profit  Maybrook Railroad Museum. That has never happened and I am sorry to say that  many of the Town Fathers do not seem very interested in sponsoring any form of improvement in the overall housing or Curation/Curatory environment of the  Railroad Museum. I wish I had the time and money to undertake something big like that. Wouldn"t the rebuilding of the old "Main Office" provide an unbelievable location for a well protected, expanded museum, with so much of its historic wealth curated properly and placed on computer discs with duplicates stored in a totally fire proof walk in safe. Wouldn't the old station, relocated to a place adjacent to the meuseum provide for an excellent ticket window/gift shop for the complex, that ultimaely would see rolling stock, such as the "Maybrook" caboose, maybe a restored camel back, such as the one setting in the bushes up behind the National Transportation Museum in St Louis, etc. etc. residing there also. Now that would be a "real" museum.  

 
 
It was a real pleasure meeting them when I went up there last and they had told me all about the fiasco about the station. Restoring or preserving RR artifacts seems to be a real issue just about everywhere I go. Fortunately, there are some folks who have managed to retain them. This is beneficial to those, including me, that never had the opportunity to have ever seen these buildings, towers, cabooses, etc to see them. I only wish there were more people around to take the time to organize and fund these projects.
 
 
If you do see them again, please tell them both that I really appreciate the time they spent with me to educate me on the area of Maybrook and that I will be up there soon, possibly with Jim, to visit them and the museum.
 
I just finished reading the L&HR book and was surprise to learn on how well this little RR was run and why there's hatred to the New York Central. Imagine being a RR that paid all of its shareholders back 100% prior to going out of business.
 
What a truly amazing RR.
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« Reply #111 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:22am »
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This string attracted my interest strongly enough to dig through some old
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Here is the bridge over the Lehigh , the Graham Line with a westbound.
View is north toward Maybrook.  
 



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« Reply #112 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:30am »
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Well I see that didnt work....let's try again!

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« Reply #113 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:33am »
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Now fast forward a few years and now it's ConRail.  The old main
into Maybrook was pretty much dormant and they parked a bunch
of empty hoppers on the line. Im standing on top of one of the cars
in this offering.


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« Reply #114 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:39am »
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Here we stand looking east (south by the magnetic needle) early evening and
it is the first commuter west. It is a sweltering hazy day if I remember correctly.
 
We are standing next to the Main, the Graham is off to the left. The High Low
Erie signals will come on once the engine passes the masts.
Next stop: Monroe!
 


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« Reply #115 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:59am »
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Yes the previous was a bit off topic but a bit further up the line the
Main passed under the LHR at Greycourt. A few tracks here sufficed
for what interchange traffic there was.  The EL Greycourt to Newburgh
branch headed east from here about in the middle of the picture.
The Leigh came down off their line south of the overpass dropping
down to the EL grade level from the west side passing under
their own bridge.  
Here a pair of alcos switch the yard.


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« Reply #116 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 11:26am »
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A better view of the LHR yard. Not long after the E8's were retired
as the GE is fresh looking. You can see a fair amount of EL cars
up at the junction as well as LHR traffic.  
Picture is taken from atop the LHR main on the bridge looking
east (south) . That is Camp LaGuardia in the distance.
Chester! Chester next!


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« Reply #117 on: Oct 23rd, 2004, 10:44pm »
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Welcome back, Rev- long time no see. Nice to see another vet resurface  
 
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« Reply #118 on: Oct 24th, 2004, 11:32am »
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Hi Marty, surprised to see you too!
I still lurk hopefully on the old railroad.net board but they haven't  
been able to host pix so it just ain't the same fine place it once was.
So here I am posting away!  
I'm working night and day so I've nearly totally stopped any picture
taking unless it is out the car window on the way to a job, and then
even that is a rare event. Scanning is months after the fact. And as for
scanning in all my old stuff (read: back when I could take a interesting
pix!) well, maybe during the long winter ahead Ill get to it.  
 
But all these pix here have at least got me interested again .  
Take a look over at the EL forum , some of my stuff will be there.
Greycourt was both a LHR and Erie location, sometimes hard to
decide which place to post.
 
Here is a fine pix of the well know #21 passing under the main at
the yard in  Greycourt. Sure, a bit too much of a roster shot, but
even O. Winston Link fell prey to the 3/4 wedge shot at times!
 
I believe this unit lives yet....
 
 


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« Reply #119 on: Oct 24th, 2004, 12:12pm »
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Working behind a firewall here and posting is a pain! Oh well...never say die!
 
Here we are standing atop the LHR bridge over the EL main looking
east on the EL and over at the LHR yard. The Newburgh branch is
the left track.
 
It is early evening, likely just 6pm and a westbound commute blows
through.  LHR interchange was almost always in the am or early
afternoon, so our alco friends have retreated south.  
 
Greycourt was a great place to hang for photos, nobody ever bothered
me and you could park without attracting any notice. Fact is, I cannot
remember ever being hassled anywhere along the EL and I spent way
too much time hoofing about.  David P Morgan said 'There is a photograph
of every engine built after 1930 (or whatever date he actually said).
The Rev Corollary is "The is a photo of every TRAIN that rain after 1985!"
I don't think I met another photographer but once or twice in all my  
wanderings. And that was when a steam train was scheduled to pass!
No kiddin'!
 


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