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Charlie_O
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« Reply #60 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 12:06am »
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Ken -
 
First let me say... WOW!
 
Terrific documentation and a fantastic series on the Maybrook administrative building.  It's late and it's been a hard day of flooding, so I'll revisit your pix tomorrow, but had to say, great job.
 
I remember hiking to an abandoned shell of a hotel in the Catskills once...that reminds me very much of your Maybrook find.  Intriguing and sad.   Can't help but wonder if  there'd be a way to preserve and rehab what remains.  Who owns that land now?  
 
I  also love how you've incorporated photos of the local people who helped in your search.  Sometimes in sifting thru all the photos, timetables, relics, and ruins, we forget that people build and run railroads...and people keep their memories alive.
 
-Charlie


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« Reply #61 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 4:20am »
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Ken!!! Ken!!! Ken!!! Too good for words!!! I must "must" come up there on a weekend in October!!!
 
 
I'm so glad you're a co-mod in this forum!!!  
 
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« Reply #62 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 5:49am »
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Ken -
 
Your masterful Maybrook series reminds me of one of those National Geographic expeditions to a long-lost Inca temple in the Peruvian jungle. It's heartbreaking to see the huge, forlorn administration building surrendering to Nature, knowing that at one time it was the so essential to a vast and vibrant "empire" of steam, steel, and black gold. I can't thank you enough for recording all this before someone decides to rip it all out for an industrial park or something - and for sharing it with us.
 
I agree with Charlie about your "bonus features" on the human side of the story. Great work! So when ya gonna write the book?
 
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njvike
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« Reply #63 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 9:09am »
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on Sep 29th, 2004, 12:06am, Charlie_O wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ken -
 
First let me say... WOW!
 
Terrific documentation and a fantastic series on the Maybrook administrative building.  It's late and it's been a hard day of flooding, so I'll revisit your pix tomorrow, but had to say, great job.
 
I remember hiking to an abandoned shell of a hotel in the Catskills once...that reminds me very much of your Maybrook find.  Intriguing and sad.   Can't help but wonder if  there'd be a way to preserve and rehab what remains.  Who owns that land now?  
 
I  also love how you've incorporated photos of the local people who helped in your search.  Sometimes in sifting thru all the photos, timetables, relics, and ruins, we forget that people build and run railroads...and people keep their memories alive.
 
-Charlie

 
 
Charlie,
 
Thanks for the compliment - this is what keeps me going.
 
So sorry to hear about the floods. Jim was nice enough to take me through the Delaware Valley and I got to see first-hand the devastation that Ivan caused
 
From what I was told at Eastern Alloy, the land there has been purchased. What they intend to do with it remains a mystery. I will find out more when I go back there in October to visit the train museum. Hopefully, Jim will join.
 
Ken


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« Reply #64 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 9:11am »
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on Sep 29th, 2004, 4:20am, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ken!!! Ken!!! Ken!!! Too good for words!!! I must "must" come up there on a weekend in October!!!
 
 
I'm so glad you're a co-mod in this forum!!!  
 
Jim...  

 
Jim,
 
Glad you enjoyed and yes, let get going to Maybrook. I can contact the Museum to make sure they're open this time and talk to the other experts here. If time permits, we can see the Poughkeepsie Bridge.


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« Reply #65 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 9:14am »
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on Sep 29th, 2004, 5:49am, trainwatcher1100 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Ken -
 
Your masterful Maybrook series reminds me of one of those National Geographic expeditions to a long-lost Inca temple in the Peruvian jungle. It's heartbreaking to see the huge, forlorn administration building surrendering to Nature, knowing that at one time it was the so essential to a vast and vibrant "empire" of steam, steel, and black gold. I can't thank you enough for recording all this before someone decides to rip it all out for an industrial park or something - and for sharing it with us.
 
I agree with Charlie about your "bonus features" on the human side of the story. Great work! So when ya gonna write the book?
 
Bob

 
Bob,
 
Many thanks for the compliments.
 
I had always thought of getting the stories told first-hand by the people themselves and had a good feeling that it would make for some great reading.  
 
I'm still thinking of writing a book. I know there was one person at the CNJ festival that did something similar to what we are all trying to accomplish here so there might be one in the works.
 
More to follow....
 
Ken


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« Reply #66 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 9:20am »
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On the left hand side of this picture, there are two holders in place that keep the tanks that were transported by train during WW I.
 
Frank also proudly showed me  a crossing signal in his backyard. Unfortunately, we the leaves in the way, I was unable to get a good shot. I will have to try again.


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« Reply #67 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 9:27am »
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Frank proudly displays this photo taken of him riding a unicycle in his 60s. during a parade in Maybrook.
 
How many can do this at our current age or even as a child


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« Reply #68 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 10:14am »
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Frank Amodio rides his unicycle celebrating the Golden Jubilee celebration. At 68 years young, Frank recalls a time when he was paid 40 cents an hour when he first started working for the railroad.  He also remembers when schools closed when the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus arrived by rail to Maybrook.  
 
Jennie Iornano - Gesso, Franks' sister-in-law, can recall when all the animals were given a break and taken off the train with the exception of the lions, of course.
 
Frank also remembers the days of riding on the 3200 Steam Engine and crossing the Poughkeepsie bridge when winds one time were blowing 50-60 MPH. Frank prefers the steam engines to the diesels. As Frank says "Steam Engines are *REAL*, they were all moving parts and you could feel this as the train moved"
 
I also found his story on the Gandy Dancers very interesting. Frank informed me that the Gandy Dancers were people that took the train from NYC to Maybrook to maintain the rails.  Sometimes they would be out working in the middle of the winter at night wearing slippers to keep the track clean of debris.
 
Today, Frank is 97 years young and I really enjoyed talking to both him and Jennie and for sharing their stories with me. I hope to see them again real soon.
 
 


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« Reply #69 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 10:55am »
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A little further down the road is Hamptonburgh

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« Reply #70 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 10:57am »
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Unfortunately, the Caboose was locked  

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« Reply #71 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 10:59am »
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Look at the park bench  

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« Reply #72 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 11:00am »
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Nicely restored caboose.

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« Reply #73 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 11:07am »
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Hamotonburgh is right next to Campbell Hall. Here's a signal I found.
 
While there are many references to the Erie, I believe this track was used by the L&HR.


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« Reply #74 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 11:58am »
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After reviewing the Boyd L&HR book, Hamptonburgh is/was the L&HR line.
 
Here's a shot looking toward Craigville.


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« Reply #75 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 11:59am »
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Facing North to Girarde.

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« Reply #76 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 12:05pm »
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L&HR markings. But there were other RR makrings as well  

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« Reply #77 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 12:10pm »
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While departing Hamptonburgh, I stopped by Campbell Hall (not L&HR) and spotted NS

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« Reply #78 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 12:12pm »
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NS heading east to Cornwall

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« Reply #79 on: Sep 29th, 2004, 12:14pm »
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Parked on the side were NS and Big Blue.

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