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LVRR_MANCHESTER
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In my ever ending search for photos of the Lehigh in Manchester I have came across a few but always figured there must be more out there.  I believe I have searched the web upside down but there really does not appear to be many of the yard.  I grew up in Manchester about 30 years to late and missed all but the tail end of the yard in Manchester,  All of my family on both sides worked there for many years until the take over of Conrail.  Can anyone help me in finding more photos?
 
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Rich Vienna
Manchester, NY
 



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« Reply #1 on: Oct 10th, 2008, 11:29am »
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Roamed the area a fair amount in days of yore. Do you have a copy of Mike Bednar's Lehigh Valley RR The Wyoming & Buffalo Divs? Some photos of Manchester there. I believe that the Rochester NRHS chapter has one of Clyde Redfield's movies of Manchester which features scenes of the origional stock yard burning and of the L.C.L. docks in full swing plus many other scenes of the yard circa 1930s.

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 16th, 2008, 9:09pm »
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   Hey Rich.
 
 Just want to say thanks for posting the shot of the Manchester yard. The other day was my first time there and it's great to see the vast expanse that once was. Though I'm not a diehard LV fan I like most all railroads, but especially the fallen flags of CR. I just don't know alot about LV as the closest it ever came to me was Auburn NY.
 
Todd K. Stearns


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« Reply #3 on: Oct 17th, 2008, 2:10pm »
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on Oct 10th, 2008, 11:29am, TB_Diamond wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Roamed the area a fair amount in days of yore. Do you have a copy of Mike Bednar's Lehigh Valley RR The Wyoming & Buffalo Divs? Some photos of Manchester there. I believe that the Rochester NRHS chapter has one of Clyde Redfield's movies of Manchester which features scenes of the origional stock yard burning and of the L.C.L. docks in full swing plus many other scenes of the yard circa 1930s.

 
 
Thanks for the info.  I will do some research and look for the book.


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« Reply #4 on: Oct 18th, 2008, 5:02pm »
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on Oct 16th, 2008, 9:09pm, toddsyr wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just want to say thanks for posting the shot of the Manchester yard. The other day was my first time there and it's great to see the vast expanse that once was. Though I'm not a diehard LV fan I like most all railroads, but especially the fallen flags of CR. I just don't know alot about LV as the closest it ever came to me was Auburn NY.

 
The LV is definitely worth researching. I'm sure you're already curious, so check out as much LV information as you have time and money to afford. The Lehigh Valley was a colorful RR in many ways... from the Camelbacks to the Yellowjackets. Of the CR predecessors, LV runs a close second to EL as my favorite. No offense to the other predecessors, but they don't even come close. I saw alot of LV and EL in my early years... which made me a fan for life.    


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 18th, 2008, 6:44pm »
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I hear ya Matt. LV did have some very colorful locos, even different color schemes for boxcars too. I've seen quite a few photos, just haven't read alot on the road. I have a general consensus on where the line went and even get out to Auburn rather frequently these days. There's a LV roundhouse still standing there and the remanants of a yard off Columbus Avenue as well. The roundhouse is owned buy a non-railroad related company but FGLK has a siding in the old yard. I have been on the lookut for a few 50' LV boxcars in N scale. I would like a white one, red one, and green one if they really existed. I haven't had alot of luck though as I stick to only a few brands of model train cars usually. Bowser, Micro-Trains, Atlas, Athearn and Kato pretty much sums up what I'll buy. Still on the lookout though!
 
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 29th, 2013, 4:55pm »
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Rick, if you have not found any photo's, I have a few, contact me off this thread. my e-mail is marks22@rochester.rr.com

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 8th, 2013, 1:56pm »
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Below is a scan of a 1904 Century Map of the "Village of Manchester".  



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« Reply #8 on: Jul 13th, 2013, 12:04pm »
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Below is an aerial photo of the Manchester yard, I have no information as to when it was taken.


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« Reply #9 on: Jul 13th, 2013, 12:11pm »
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Below is a photo of the engine house, again not sure of the year it was taken.


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« Reply #10 on: Jul 13th, 2013, 12:18pm »
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Manchester coaling tower photo is from "Railway Age" magazine.


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« Reply #11 on: Jul 13th, 2013, 2:20pm »
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Awesome, Thanks!

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« Reply #12 on: Aug 1st, 2013, 6:52am »
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Photo of Manchester coaling station from 1918 Railway Review.


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Photo of Manchester Classification Yard & Transfer from 1918 Railway Review


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Photo of Office & Storehouse from 1918 Railway Review  



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Photo of 36-Stall Roundhouse from 1918 Railway Review  



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« Reply #17 on: Dec 11th, 2013, 9:11am »
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Thanks for the Manchester Photos, Awesome!

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« Reply #18 on: Dec 11th, 2013, 9:46am »
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Excellent photos, Guy. In reply #14, what are the long covered sheds used for? Evidently used to keep some commodities out of the elements?
 
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 11th, 2013, 11:12am »
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Guy, thanks for posting the Manchester pictures.  I know the facilities were extensive, but seeing it during that time period really reinforces the size of the yard!

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