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« Reply #40 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 10:59am »
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OK, having just satelite viewed Rt. 6 across Ilinois, Indiana and into Ohio, my first and only guess is Edgerton, OH.

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« Reply #41 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 11:14am »
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You got it! Taken in the summer of 1961.

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« Reply #42 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 11:32am »
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Wow, cool!  
 
If you are at all familiar with model railroads (HO scale in particular, and what they call prototype model railroading specifically), this photo reminds me of a layout built by a man by the name of Jim Six of Millersburg, IN. If you are not, here's a link to his layout - http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/14150
 
Anyway, my point being, is that Mr. Six really has tried to nail the look of this photo, only in model form. Even though he's modeling Michigan, the "Midwestern look" is spot on. It was the first thing I though of when I saw your photo, Dr. Leonard.


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« Reply #43 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 2:46pm »
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Interesting. And Sturgis isn't that far from Edgerton.
 
OK, here's another location that should be easy to identify.


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« Reply #44 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 3:16pm »
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Albany/Troy area?

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« Reply #45 on: Jan 11th, 2016, 7:14pm »
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I'm going to guess it's pretty close to Grand Central Terminal.
 
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« Reply #46 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 8:56am »
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Grand Central? Albany? OK, once again, follow the clues. Where, on a 4-track main line through closely built-up non-electrified urban territory, would a single NYC E-unit be hauling a train of commuter cars? (Notice no "head end" cars.)

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« Reply #47 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 9:22am »
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OK, admitedly, the only clues given are what's in the photo (which could be anywhere), so while I agree the lack of third rail immediately disqualifies this as Grand Central territory, Albany, NY (along with other large cities served by the Central, like Cleveland and Chicago) DID have locomotive-hauled commuter service, soo.......
 
The only other NYC city that had commuter service that I have yet to mention was Boston, but this could be anywhere within a 10 mile radius of "downtown", so I really have no idea what the right answer is.


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« Reply #48 on: Jan 12th, 2016, 4:46pm »
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Boston is correct. The photo was taken in September 1960 from the bridge over the 4-track B&A main line, across Commonwealth Avenue from Boston University, within the city of Boston. Most of the commuter trains were handled by Alco RS units, but apparently E units from main line trains were also pressed into service.  The right-of-way is now the Massachusetts Turnpike extension into Boston, with the MBTA trackage reduced to two tracks (IIRC).

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« Reply #49 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 11:59am »
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Wow, OK, lucky guess on my part, process of elimination. Nothing in that photo (unless I was to have visted that very spot) would have led me to guess that with any authority.

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« Reply #50 on: Jan 21st, 2016, 6:29pm »
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GTL

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« Reply #51 on: Jan 21st, 2016, 10:14pm »
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Know where this is but will not spoil the game.
 
Will only say that this is in what was once known as the "Empire State".


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« Reply #52 on: Jan 21st, 2016, 10:33pm »
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Putnam Division?

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« Reply #53 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 1:40pm »
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The "Put" was gone before this was taken.
 
This was the end of the line for through commuter trains to GCT at the time. The RDC is heading north to the lines end as a shuttle.
 


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« Reply #54 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 9:34pm »
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Felt it would have been identified by now.
 
Brewster, NY.


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« Reply #55 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 12:37am »
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Here's another one, should be easy.


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« Reply #56 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 2:44pm »
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on Jan 22nd, 2016, 9:34pm, TB_Diamond wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Felt it would have been identified by now.
 
Brewster, NY.

 
Correct - Brewster NY. The RDC is heading north to Dover Plains NY and the end of the line. At one time the line continued to Chatham NY and a connection with the Boston and Albany.


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« Reply #57 on: Jan 29th, 2016, 4:26pm »
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on Jan 23rd, 2016, 12:37am, Dr. Richard Leonard wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's another one, should be easy.

Not so easy for me I wanted to guess CUT or Detroit, but I am thinking the Bronx?


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« Reply #58 on: Jan 29th, 2016, 8:21pm »
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You're getting warm. Clue: Notice the steam engine in the background, I believe a B&O Pacific.

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« Reply #59 on: Jan 31st, 2016, 6:35pm »
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Tough one. The only thing that the NYC & B&O have in common regarding electrification is the B&O Baltimore electification project. The NYC based a lot of their electrification on the B&O's installation. - I have no idea why a B&O engine is here.  

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