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Guess The Location - L&HR Edition
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« Reply #40 on: Dec 24th, 2015, 8:11am »
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Here's one fairly close to where I grew up.

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« Reply #41 on: Dec 24th, 2015, 8:33pm »
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Easton?

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« Reply #42 on: Dec 24th, 2015, 10:38pm »
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Close, but no cigar.

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« Reply #43 on: Dec 26th, 2015, 10:09pm »
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Not sure, but it looks like it could be the Bethlehem engine terminal.

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« Reply #44 on: Dec 26th, 2015, 10:24pm »
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Ding, Ding, Ding.
 
That's correct Marty.


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« Reply #45 on: Dec 27th, 2015, 6:33am »
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I'm much more familiar with the east end of the L&HR, but the 'uncropped' version leaves no doubt about the location...

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« Reply #46 on: Dec 29th, 2015, 9:36am »
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Students of the L&H should have no problem with this one.....

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« Reply #47 on: Dec 29th, 2015, 2:48pm »
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Well I have an "eerie" feeling about this picture, like I've seen it before.

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« Reply #48 on: Dec 29th, 2015, 3:50pm »
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Not much "Grey" area here, is there?  

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« Reply #49 on: Dec 29th, 2015, 4:27pm »
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Gee, you guys sure seem to be "courting" for me to reveal the answer!
 
Well, since I have two of you who clearly have G'd The L, let's open up this view of the L&HR interchange connection to the Erie at Greycourt, NY!
 
Photo credit, Anthony Tofani, 2002,  http://history.gsmrrclub.org/history12.html


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« Reply #50 on: Jan 4th, 2016, 12:27pm »
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This one should be easy, especially for people like Mr. Marty.........Let's see how many of you are good engine spotters and can ID the loco (RR or even engine type) on the headend.............Photo credits to follow

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« Reply #51 on: Jan 4th, 2016, 6:48pm »
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I will have a comment (or three), later...

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« Reply #52 on: Jan 4th, 2016, 7:22pm »
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Sparta?

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« Reply #53 on: Jan 5th, 2016, 10:14am »
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Sorry, son, but the only overhead bridge over a railroad in Sparta, NJ only got built in the last 10 years..........Marty, I look forward to said comments!

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« Reply #54 on: Jan 5th, 2016, 10:40am »
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I have driven over that bridge a few times.  
 
This is a CNJ Mikado on the L&HR at East Chester NY. The station was long gone before I first traveled up this way.


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« Reply #55 on: Jan 5th, 2016, 10:49am »
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Bringo! I knew Marty and NEFAN would hit that nail on the head........
 
This photo comes to us via the ARHS and was taken by Warren B. Crater in 1947 and is in the collection of Rich Taylor.
 
As you may or may not know, the L&H and the CNJ pooled engines on an equity basis to "run off" mileage, hence the CNJ engine on this train.


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« Reply #56 on: Jan 6th, 2016, 2:18am »
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East Chester station on the left- just about nine miles up the line from my back door; it was named East Chester to avoid confusion with the nearby Erie's Chester station. It remained an open train-order station into the sixties, which saved it from being scrapped; that's the manually-operated train-order board on the platform. In the early seventies the station was moved to Sugar Loaf (where the movers installed it backwards- the operator's bay faces away from the tracks).
 
The locomotive looks to be CNJ 2-8-2 #901; these Mikes were, as Ralph says, frequent visitors to the L&HR- balancing mileage for L&H running on CNJ trackage in Pennsylvania. (More about the CNJ Mikes later...)
 
The bridge in the background is Rt. 17M (Brookside Avenue), opened in 1922. Before that, there was a grade crossing about where the locomotive is. The semaphores at the right controlled the Hudson One and Hudson Two sidings (at some point combined into a single siding). The building at right was the Chester Grange, originally a butter factory; it's still there.
 
I was nearly four years old when the L&HR dieselized, so can (barely) remember steam in Warwick. Until I was about a year and a half old, we lived about a block from the Main Street crossing. Something I don't remember, but my father had told me many times, was that the sound of the L&HR steam whistles didn't bother me a bit- and they were a constant then. But those CNJ Mikes had a different whistle, and for some reason I didn't like them. Whenever I heard one, he said I'd start screaming bloody murder. He could always tell without looking out the window by my howling when the power was CNJ.
 
This Warren Crater photo is from 1947, and looks to be spring or summer, so there's a very good chance that this train would have set me off in about 20 minutes or so from when it was taken...


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« Reply #57 on: Jan 6th, 2016, 9:07am »
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Neat, thanks Marty!

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« Reply #58 on: Jan 6th, 2016, 10:35am »
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Boy, things have changed in that area.
Looks like the photographer would have been standing right where Rt. 17 overpass is now. Here's current pic from Google Maps.



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« Reply #59 on: Apr 4th, 2016, 3:49pm »
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Even with this hack crop job, it should be obvious where this is.

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