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Dr. Richard Leonard
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« Reply #60 on: Feb 1st, 2016, 12:15am »
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The B&O doesn't have to be electrified, only sharing a passenger terminal where the NYC had electric operation using R-2 motors. I took the photo in 1953.

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« Reply #61 on: Feb 1st, 2016, 12:02pm »
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The only guess I have then is Detroit. The NYC and B&O served the city and the NYC had the Detroit tunnel electrification. After this I am stumped.

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« Reply #62 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 12:32am »
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No need to be stumped, Detroit is correct. Out of view to the right would be the Michigan Central station. The R-2 motors were briefly assigned to Detroit, replacing the R-1s, just before electrification was discontinued in the Detroit River Tunnel.

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« Reply #63 on: Feb 19th, 2016, 12:15pm »
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Freight house and customer at the end of this branch. A 20th century addition to the NYC system and originally narrow gauge. -- GTL

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« Reply #64 on: Feb 19th, 2016, 1:12pm »
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Hmm, there wouldn't happen to be a big hill where people strap thin wooden boards to their feet located nearby, would there be?

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« Reply #65 on: Feb 20th, 2016, 9:12am »
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Wait - what who would do that??
 
You may have to "hunt" around to find this one..
 
What is the location, what RR did the NYC absorb, and what was the original RR name that was narrow gauge?


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« Reply #66 on: Feb 22nd, 2016, 11:01am »
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Well, it's Hunter, NY, though at first I thought it might have been Tannersville.
 
I suspect that the coal shed in the photo may be the Otto Gordon Coal Co.
 
The narrow guage RR was the Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain Railroad
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_station_(New_York_Central_Railroad)


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« Reply #67 on: Feb 22nd, 2016, 4:53pm »
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Correct. The Stoney Clove & Catskill became part of the Ulster and Delaware and was absorbed into the NYC system.
 
Here is a ground level view. The branch is easy to follow.


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« Reply #68 on: Mar 17th, 2016, 10:44pm »
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Here's a recent photo of a station that doesn't quite have the old standard New York Central "look."  No tracks exist nearby.

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« Reply #69 on: Mar 18th, 2016, 8:21pm »
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Syracuse?

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« Reply #70 on: Mar 19th, 2016, 12:10am »
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Following up your suggestion, I checked Google Street View -- you are absolutely correct, it is Syracuse!

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« Reply #71 on: Mar 19th, 2016, 12:23am »
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This might be hard, but there's at least one good clue.

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« Reply #72 on: Mar 21st, 2016, 12:41pm »
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I'm going with somewhere in Michigan?

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« Reply #73 on: Mar 21st, 2016, 10:18pm »
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You're on the right track! Consider where in Michigan a New York Central GP7 would be switching Pennsylvania RR passenger cars -- i.e, where did they have joint terminal facilities? Photo taken in 1958.


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« Reply #74 on: Mar 24th, 2016, 9:03am »
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Mackinaw City, MI!  The tall smokestack and the roundhouse with six smokejacks are very distinctive.  It would appear that a PRR train is being turned on the NYC portion of the wye.


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« Reply #75 on: Mar 24th, 2016, 12:21pm »
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Right! Photo taken by my brother, David V. Leonard, in 1958. If the camera were turned 180 degrees we would see the dock for the ferry to the Upper Peninsula. My family visited Mackinaw City a few times in the mid 1940s and I recall NYC 2-8-0s switching the ferry using idler flats. We once rode the train ferry to St. Ignace (autos were mixed in with railroad cars). We were there on V-J day in 1945, and all the locomotives in the joint NYC-PRR roundhouse blew their whistles. We were there later, off and on, several times through the years including in August 1955, when I got this photo of L-4 Mohawk 3137.


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« Reply #76 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 10:36am »
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Neat stuff! I don't know WHAT made me guess "Michigan", considering I've never been there! Seems like it was a neat place to railfan at one time.....
 
OK, next one.....Should be easy for you super sleuths......


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« Reply #77 on: Mar 28th, 2016, 11:11pm »
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I'm going to guess the Michigan Central Station in Detroit, with perhaps the J. L. Hudson department store in the background (middle building). But I couldn't identify the other buildings -- so much of Detroit seems to have been torn down since NYC days. (BTW, I lived in Detroit 1953-54 and went to Cooley High School.)

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« Reply #78 on: Mar 30th, 2016, 10:50am »
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Seems I can't get much past the good Doctor!
 
Yes, we are looking at Detroit, circa 1964


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« Reply #79 on: Apr 22nd, 2016, 2:06pm »
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So this GTL could go in two possible forums here, but since we see a NYC FA roaring at us, it gets placed here......
 
When built in the mid-1860's in what was then a farm field, a town named for a railroad attorney grew up around this busy crossing and quite the little community grew up around it, with the requisite railroad hotel, and even a cider mill!
 
Alas, earlier this century, one set of tracks were removed, forever ending this location as a junction.


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