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« Reply #160 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 8:30am »
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From the May, 1892, "Cassier's Magazine", an article on "MODERN METHODS OF STORING COAL" (Pg 213)      


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"MODERN METHODS OF STORING COAL" (Pg 214)

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« Reply #164 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 8:36am »
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"MODERN METHODS OF STORING COAL" (Pg 217)

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« Reply #165 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 8:37am »
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« Reply #166 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 8:59am »
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I lived in Plainfield and worked in South Plainfield, took the LV to Bethlehem when at Lehigh University, but I didn't know about the coal storage.
 
 Most interesting article. Thanks for posting these glimpses of the past.
 
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« Reply #167 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 12:04pm »
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Ray -
 
These were located parallell to Metuchen Rd., as you leave "downtown" South Plainfield, to the E.O.T. of what is left of the Perth Amboy Branch.
 
Today there are now large industrial buildings located where these piles once sat.  
 
The sheer size of them makes it hard to imagine that these large piles once stod here.
 
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« Reply #168 on: Apr 26th, 2012, 6:03pm »
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Ralph,
 
I worked twice at Cornell Dubilier. Once part time while in High School, and once after returning home from the Navy after WW2.
 
Were the piles where CD buildings were built later, or on the other side of the PA branch where there was a yard?
 
Interesting story: my first job there was a doofer in an assembly dept making filters. Johnnie, the boss, told me they were out of stripped and tinned leads an would have to shut the line down.  
 
Would I come in on Saturday and make some; the ladies in that dept would show me how.
 
How many do you need, I asked  We need 300.
 
OK, They showed me how with jigs & fixtures, but it was too slow. I wanted to get home and play football. So I just did them by hand. My fingers were raw by the time I did 300, but I got out of there in 2 hours.
 
On Monday, Johnny met me at the gate and took me the back way through the offices to the dept, told me to stay there. It seems the standard rate for making these leads was 100 a day. All hell broke loose as the re-timed the ladies.
 
What did I know. He said he wanted 300, so I gave him 300.
 
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« Reply #169 on: Apr 29th, 2012, 11:40am »
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LOL! That's great story, Ray! I read this to my girlfriend, and she laughed and said 'Obviously, they didn't know what they were doing, or weren't doing a good job at it in general, if you could do that many by hand!"
 
Your former place of work is sadly, all gone. After remediating the site a few years back and then "sanitizing" the dirt (aka buring the s**t out of it in a special on-site plant), the area today is one big paved over lot. That, and they blew a truck road for all the semis that previously drove down Belmont or Spicer Aves. to get over to the warehouses by Kentile and the yard.  
 
To answer your question though, these piles were actually south of the yard (the one that remains today where they park all the hopppers for bulk transfer), but still parallel to the PA Branch (just not along side it). Here's a link to the Historic Aerials site (I hope it works) -  
 
http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=1.6E-05&lat=40.570535228257&lon=-74.3988789223657&year=1940
 
The aerial dated 1940 shows the circular marks left by the Dodge trimmers, but the 1931 one shows the piles, though the quality is not as good.  
I bet if I went over there and dug, I'd find PLENTY of coal!
 
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Ralph,
 
Thanks for the link to the aerial.
 
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From the June 10, 1916, "Railway Review", an article on the "GROWTH OF IMPORTANT FAST PASSENGER TRAINS" (Pg 812)  


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"GROWTH OF IMPORTANT FAST PASSENGER TRAINS" (Pg 813)  


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From the August, 1917, "The Marine Review", an article on "NEW YORK - ENTRY PORT FOR IRON ORE" (Pg 295)  


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"NEW YORK - ENTRY PORT FOR IRON ORE" (Pg 296)

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From the November 1, 1884, "Scientific American", an article on the "TWELVE-WHEEL FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE" (Pg 278)  


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"TWELVE-WHEEL FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE" (Pg 278, pt2)  


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From the 1915, "Railway Age Gazette", an article on the "RENEWING BRIDGE TIES ON THE LEHIGH VALLEY WITH A LOCOMOTIVE CRANE" (Pg 526)  


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Heavy ten Wheel locomotive of the Lehigh Valley. #1622.  
Railroad gazette Volume 39, On page 399.
 
click on link to open. click on page 399.
 
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From the June 16, 1913, "Railway Age Gazette", an article on "MIKADOS FOR THE LEHIGH VALLEY" (Pg 1408)    


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