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njvike
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 11:59am »
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Looking to the opposit direction, you can see the tracks are still in place here as well as you're looking to the bridge.

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« Reply #21 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:01pm »
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Heading back to the bridge, I cam across this track. I'm not sure if this is still active.

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« Reply #22 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:08pm »
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Same track looking to the other direction. I guess this is still an active line

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:10pm »
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I'm currently located on the ROW near RT 9G

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« Reply #24 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:12pm »
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I found a switch there

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« Reply #25 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:13pm »
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Same switch

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« Reply #26 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:15pm »
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There are still ties off to the side.

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:16pm »
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Heading back to the bridge

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« Reply #28 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:18pm »
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Some remains

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« Reply #29 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:22pm »
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Looking from this view, the track will split to where I posted the pictures of where it will cross with the CSX line.

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« Reply #30 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:25pm »
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Heading back to RT 9 G, you can see the ROW and poles.

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« Reply #31 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:27pm »
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Right at the same location as the Poughkeepsie bridge is the Mid-Hudson bridge

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« Reply #32 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 12:54pm »
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on Nov 29th, 2004, 10:53am, njvike wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Not being form the area nor knowing anything about the commuter service, I was very suprised to see the NH logo and paint scheme on this train  

 
Great series and most educational! This is an Awesome pic! They're all great but this one caught my eye 'cause I've never seen one with NH before...
 
Jim...  
 
Here's the Phillipsburg L&HR Bridge...


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« Reply #33 on: Nov 29th, 2004, 3:01pm »
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on Nov 29th, 2004, 12:54pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Great series and most educational! This is an Awesome pic! They're all great but this one caught my eye 'cause I've never seen one with NH before...
 
Jim...  
 
Here's the Phillipsburg L&HR Bridge...

 
Jim,
 
Nice picture....  


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« Reply #34 on: Feb 8th, 2008, 12:57am »
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I have been up on the Poughkeepsie bridge years ago i was about 11. Its one hell of a view over the hudson

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« Reply #35 on: Dec 31st, 2008, 5:03pm »
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I was sent this by a friend, interesting!
If you want a good sense of the sheer magnitude of this structure, here are  
three spectacular photos (links attached below) taken of the bridge engaged  
(as intended) in interstate commerce via rail, during the Spring of 1974.  
Each of the locomotives is over 15 feet tall, yet all are completely dwarfed  
by the steelwork that supports them over the gulf of air above the Hudson.  
These views, recorded by Heyward Cohen (collection of Frank Perez/Jay Held),  
show heavy freight trains operating across the delicate-looking former New  
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad bridge, right before the fateful deck  
timber fire that year.  Each of these three Penn Central trains has Erie  
Lackawanna locomotives that were run 'through' on the PC's lines in a 'pool'  
of motive power the PC and EL operated on these New England trains.  If you  
note the date and time of the first shot, showing PC train symbol CB-2 at  
12:30 on May 8, it was taken just under 100 minutes before the bridge fire  
was reported around 2:08 that afternoon.  The other two photos were from the  
previous month.
 
http://lists.elhts.org/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-30-07/Poughkeepsie_PC_train_CB-2-5-8-74_1230PM.jpg
 
http://lists.elhts.org/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-30-07/Poughkeepsie_PC_train_NE-97-4-74.jpg
 
http://lists.elhts.org/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-30-07/Poughkeepsie_2_PC_train_NE-97-4-74.jpg
 
First color photos I've seen of trains on the bridge, and interesting how one was the last train over!


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