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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/28/16 at 11:56:44 - 'OW_Cambell_Hall.jpg' 143 KB
Oops, here's the uncropped version.......NJT/Metro North locomotive is facing in an westbound direction, from what I can tell from NEFAN's Conrail shot bridge angle, and as engines usually push cab cars eastbound. Angle/direction is open to interpretation!

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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/28/16 at 11:10:13 - '09e238589c70f2cbc76548d9d542ff9c.jpg' 12 KB
Marty - You are correct, I did mean C&O 614, NOT N&W 611........I could also be wrong about he RDG T-1 number, but a T-1 did make a PJ trip out of Hoboken in the 1990's, along with the aforementioned BM&R 425. NKP 765 was before my time, though! I also enjoyed Budd Cars here, too.
 
NEFAN - Yes indeed, I knew you'd be one of two people right off the bat who'd know this place! For those of you not from the area, this is the Erie's "O&W Bridge" at the west end of Campbell Hall Yard, named for the crossing of the O&W mainline on the section between Middletown and Campbell Hall.
 
Here it is with tracks on top AND underneath.....

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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/26/16 at 13:21:22 - 'OW-2.jpg' 48 KB
Now for some, this'll be WAAAYYYY too easy, but others might have to think about it.  
 
To this very day, 59 years after the demise of the railroad, the current day operators (and just about everyone else, too) crews call this location by name. I mean, it is what it is, after all!

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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/08/16 at 11:49:31 - 'OW.jpg' 29 KB
I think there's at least two or three of us here who know where this is......
 
I think this might actually be a first for a highway improvement project actually IMPROVING upon (in this case, lost) railroad infrastructure!

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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By NEFAN on 04/01/16 at 19:32:30 - 'NYOW_2_751x974.jpg' 90 KB
Here is one post abandonment.

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Re: GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 04/01/16 at 09:10:05 - 'OW_2.jpg' 40 KB
Sticking with the freight station theme.......Alas, like with most O&W locations, the unique passenger station is long gone.

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GTL - The Old & Weary Edition - By Raritan Clunker on 03/30/16 at 14:28:06 - 'OW_1.jpg' 90 KB
Since it's now Spring 2016, I think its time to start fresh!
 
Where are we this time?
 
I you like certain kinds of fish, they have a parade in honor of them every June!
 
Just think of what kinds of items were once delivered here!

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Re: GUESS THE LOCATION 2013 - By Bridge 1A on 12/28/15 at 16:34:06 - '2007728132926_821ABFTAB-10-14-56.jpg' 97 KB
Clearly, there was a fan trip in town that day....A small hint right off the bat, this was technically NOT taken on O&W rails.....Now GTL!

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Re: GUESS THE LOCATION 2013 - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/07/15 at 14:55:57 - 'NYOW1.jpg' 92 KB
How 'bout this classic piece of station architecture? Bonus points for the historical significance of it.....

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GUESS THE LOCATION - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/30/15 at 14:35:02 - 'NYOW2_ONINY_54.jpg' 238 KB
Well, not since 2013 has this game been played here on the O&W Forum.....High time for that to come to an end!
 
GTL, boys (and girls?)
 
"H.F. M."

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O&W  cabooses - By Tom_J on 08/04/07 at 00:46:31 - 'nyow1.jpg' 260 KB
Ok , how many have survived? Here's the drawings of N.Y. O. & W.  bobber caboose...

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Re: O&W snowplow #2 disposition? - By Aa3rt on 03/17/06 at 11:18:56 - 'snowplow3.jpg' 32 KB
One more, I'm guessing I was about 2 or 3 years old when these photos were taken, making the year 1955 or 1956. Of course, the NYO&W ended operations on March 29, 1957.

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Re: O&W snowplow #2 disposition? - By Aa3rt on 03/17/06 at 11:17:02 - 'snowplow2.jpg' 31 KB
Second photo:

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By njvike on 02/19/06 at 15:21:33 - 'back.jpg' 115 KB
Is there any funds available for the restoration?

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By njvike on 02/19/06 at 15:18:17 - 'roof.jpg' 139 KB
Any word on if and when the station will be repaired?

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By njvike on 02/19/06 at 15:16:12 - 'moreside.jpg' 99 KB
What a real shame. Looks really bad  

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By njvike on 02/19/06 at 15:14:57 - 'sidestation.jpg' 92 KB
I'm also glad to see bricks in the road. The last time I saw that was in Newark, NJ during the early 70s.

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By njvike on 02/19/06 at 15:13:07 - 'owstation.jpg' 86 KB
While passing through Middletown today, I found the station ny accident. I'm so glad I carry my camera all the time.
 
Sad to see this happen  

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Re: Could the O&W have survived....... - By toddsyr on 01/23/06 at 06:03:12 - 'PAUL_SMITHS_RAILROAD_RPO_1936.jpg' 45 KB
CF, I agree with that 100%, not enough trunk to support a trunk line with such far reaching branches. Another thing, what about after the NH Poughkeepsie Bridge fire? Even if the road survived till then, how much less available would that Eastbound traffic be? Any amount less would be just more doom. John, she tried and she tried hard. The O&W even had some glorious early years, but it just wasn't meant to be in the long run. Such is the same with many fallen road names that once proudly served New York State. Anybody ever hear of Paul Smith's Electric Railroad? That was the name of it. A small, less than 10 mile, electric line  from Lake Clear Jct. (NYC connection) to Paul Smith's New York.  
 
"The Paul Smith's Railroad Line utilized a unique side trolley system. The photo of the RPO car was taken about the time of abandonment in 1936. Note Paul Smith's Hotel in background and store on left."
 
Photo and text from:
 
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Re: Could the O&W have survived....... - By toddsyr on 10/26/05 at 17:09:11 - 'NYOW_FT.jpg' 43 KB
That must have been a nice scenic ride for Grand-dad. Rough ride back in those days though! Trucks, faster competitor rail routes, and traffic drying up in sparsely populated areas were all factors in the O&W's demise. Even if the O&W had managed to overcome any two of these factors, the third would've probably still done them in. Sad, but true. Photo from:
 
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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By Marty_Feldner on 02/04/04 at 02:13:52 - '020304_04.jpg' 75 KB
The south tower, track side.  Speculation by firefighters is homeless trying to stay warm as the cause; still under investigation.
 
Unofficial reports I have heard indicate the north tower brick walls are sufficiently heat damaged that they may have to be demolished.

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Re: O&W Middletown NY Station burns down - By Marty_Feldner on 02/04/04 at 01:51:44 - '020304_08.jpg' 86 KB
Looking north from Low Avenue...

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Re: The Old & Weary - By Charlie_O on 06/18/03 at 17:12:15 - 'NYOW_AccordNY_sta.jpg' 99 KB
Here's a pic of the NYO&W station (now, I believe, a museum) at Accord NY.  The caboose, I'm told, is ex-Erie, relettered for the NYO&W.
 


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Wurtsboro station for sale - By Marty_Feldner on 12/08/02 at 00:01:11 - '0011.jpg' 43 KB
Wanna buy an O&W station?
 
This one is up on Ebay. Wurtsboro, on old 17 (was the Port Jervis-Monticello branch station).
 
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