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An overview of troop trains where the soldiers awaited ferry transport to ships during WWII.

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« Reply #1 on: Nov 2nd, 2017, 5:38am »
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Weehawken, NJ. Joint NYC (West Shore) and NYO&W.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 2nd, 2017, 2:53pm »
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Early 40's and the only steam in the photo is on the water.  Two diesels in the frame.

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 18th, 2017, 6:30am »
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on Nov 2nd, 2017, 2:53pm, randy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Early 40's and the only steam in the photo is on the water.  Two diesels in the frame.
Smoke abatement laws in full force.  
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 21st, 2017, 2:28pm »
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Didn't know that.  Thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 22nd, 2017, 5:38am »
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The steam (smoke) abatement laws were in New York City; this is across the Hudson, in New Jersey. Not covered by those laws (the New York Central was operating steam out of this terminal into the early fifties).
 
I have serious doubts that this has anything to do with troop trains. There appear to be a number of white-jacketed porters standing ready for duty alongside at least two of the trainsets...
 
Waterlevel- just curious; do you have a source for the image?


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« Reply #6 on: Nov 23rd, 2017, 6:30am »
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Marty - Lodge Members -
 
Concur with your observations. Troop Train movements hardly came with PULLMAN level services. What seen here were
 NYC (WS) trains serving upstate New York? Another oddity in the instant photo? Lower right side, is that some variety of  
a light Whitcomb gas or Diesel switcher?
 
More on this. Anyone steeped in the NY Harbor history could help here. IMHO, may we presume that many of troop ships  
berthed at Bayonne, and possibly at St. Georges (Staten Island)? And, whatever the practices about Pier slots and berthing  
of RMS Queen Mary? It sailed in troop ship assignments...
N.B.:Queen Mary called at Pier 54. Check 'Net leads) (FWIW)
 
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