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« Reply #20 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 9:11pm »
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Abandoned ROW

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« Reply #21 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 9:14pm »
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I could no longer proceed in this direction since it's private property.

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« Reply #22 on: Sep 14th, 2004, 11:09pm »
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Ken -
More excellent research and pix!  Great stuff truly.
 
When did Palmer Zinc close in Franklin?
 
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 7:17pm »
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My recent trip to Maybrook yielded more than I had hoped for. Instead of just my usual shots of abandoned ROWs, I actually had many conversations with them and and I am greatfull to them for taking the time to provide me with directions and stories of the railroads that made Maybrook.
 
I wish I had known the name of that person at Campbell Hall (NJ Transit/Metro North) station who provided me with the directions to the old Maybrook Administrative building deep in the woods - Thanks, I found the building.
 
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 9:53pm »
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on Sep 25th, 2004, 7:17pm, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My recent trip to Maybrook yielded more than I had hoped for. Instead of just my usual shots of abandoned ROWs, I actually had many conversations with them and and I am greatfull to them for taking the time to provide me with directions and stories of the railroads that made Maybrook.
 
I wish I had known the name of that person at Campbell Hall (NJ Transit/Metro North) station who provided me with the directions to the old Maybrook Administrative building deep in the woods - Thanks, I found the building.
 
Ken

 
Wow!!! Great pic and information!!! I didn't know it was the largest in the East!!! I wonder how many other people that don't know much about the L&HR (or the L&NE) knew that...
 
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on Sep 25th, 2004, 9:53pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Wow!!! Great pic and information!!! I didn't know it was the largest in the East!!! I wonder how many other people that don't know much about the L&HR (or the L&NE) knew that...
 
Jim...  

 
Jim,
 
The L&HR was also the first Radio Dispatched and also had the first refrigeration car but I forgot the date. I will look it up tomorrow. It appears that the L&HR was a very progressive railroad.
 
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« Reply #26 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:40pm »
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My first encounter next to the Welcome sign was this nicely restored Caboose.


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« Reply #27 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:42pm »
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Another shot

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« Reply #28 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:44pm »
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Another.....

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 25th, 2004, 11:47pm »
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Part of a lentil of a roundhouse door.

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Same sign

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« Reply #31 on: Sep 26th, 2004, 9:28am »
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More good work Ken!
 
Maybrook - Gateway to the East!  
 
 It makes one wonder how this (and the L&NE) was lost to abandonment! What a busy place it must have been! What other roads (L&NE for sure) met at Maybrook? I'm curious about the relationship the L&HR must have had with other railroads. They must have exchanged freight with and picked up freight from other roads. We know they shared/leased other lines. Did the L&HR lease steam units like the railroads lease diesel units today?  
 
So many questions...
 
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on Sep 26th, 2004, 9:28am, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
More good work Ken!
 
Maybrook - Gateway to the East!  
 
 It makes one wonder how this (and the L&NE) was lost to abandonment! What a busy place it must have been! What other roads (L&NE for sure) met at Maybrook? I'm curious about the relationship the L&HR must have had with other railroads. They must have exchanged freight with and picked up freight from other roads. We know they shared/leased other lines. Did the L&HR lease steam units like the railroads lease diesel units today?  
 
So many questions...
 
Jim...  

 
Besides the L&HR, there was also the L&NE, NH, Erie, OW and WS.
 
I will be going back up again but this time will visit the Poughkeepsie Bridge followed back to Maybrook to visit the experts at the Maybrook library and Museum. If you or anyone else is interested in going, let me know and we can make arrangements to get there.  If you can meet me in Sparta/Andover/Newton (area) NJ, I will drive everyone up to Maybrook.
 
 
More pics to follow this week.
 
Ken
 
 


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Librarian Salley Lewis was most helpful in assisting me in finding Greycourt and provided me with information on a book "Images of America - Walden and Maybrook" by Marc Newman - A must read.  
 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0738509566/qid=1096413494/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-6248973-9366344?v=glance&s=books
 
Thanks Salley


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Unfortunately, the Maybrook Historical Railroad Museum was closed when I visited there  I will have to go back there real soon as the museum will only be open in October on weekends only between 1-4 pm. After that, I believe you will have to wait until the Spring.

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Another source was Mike Dembeck of Brady's Irish Pub.
 
Thank you Mike.


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« Reply #36 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 7:46pm »
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Inside Brady's Irish pub, you will find some great train photos.

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« Reply #37 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 7:57pm »
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A nice train in Brady's Irish Pub.

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Stop by and visit Mike Dembeck at Brady's Irish Pub to see some real great shots of the trains in Maybrook.
2022 Rt 208 Montgomery, NY - Right next to Maybrook.
 


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« Reply #39 on: Sep 28th, 2004, 8:02pm »
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If you should visit Maybrook, go to the next town of Montgomery and look for the Travel Centers of America. Here, they have many pictures of the railroads that date back to the early 1900s.

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