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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/13/16 at 05:31:19 - 'PRR_Unloader_2_765x990.jpg' 159 KB
"NEW GRAIN UNLOADER SAVES TIME AT ELEVATORS" - Continued.

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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/13/16 at 05:30:37 - 'PRR_Unloader_1_765x990.jpg' 145 KB
Article below is from the July 16, 1920, "Railway Age", titled "NEW GRAIN UNLOADER SAVES TIME AT ELEVATORS".  


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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/11/16 at 09:34:03 - 'PRR_Signaling_3_765x990.jpg' 220 KB
"PENNSYLVANIA EXPEDITES TRAINS WITH SIGNALING ON 132-MILE LINE" - Continued.

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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/11/16 at 09:33:26 - 'PRR_Signaling_2_765x990.jpg' 181 KB
"PENNSYLVANIA EXPEDITES TRAINS WITH SIGNALING ON 132-MILE LINE" - Continued.

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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/11/16 at 09:32:38 - 'PRR_Signaling_1_765x990.jpg' 134 KB
Article below is from the September 3, 1932, "Railway Age", titled "PENNSYLVANIA EXPEDITES TRAINS WITH SIGNALING ON 132-MILE LINE".

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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/05/16 at 17:57:54 - 'PRR_Trailer_2_765x990.jpg' 159 KB
"NEW P.R.R. NEW YORK TRAILER SERVICE" - continued.

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Re: From The Archives........ - By gfluck1 on 12/05/16 at 17:57:02 - 'PRR_Trailer_1_765x990.jpg' 156 KB
Article below is from the September 24, 1932, "Railway Age", titled "NEW P.R.R. NEW YORK TRAILER SERVICE".

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/10/16 at 10:34:32 - '201611091553163281.jpg' 166 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Caneadea, NY
 
The brush was cut back on the sides through here last yer. It's really opened up the trail. Rt. 19 is to the right.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 10, 2016.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/10/16 at 10:32:45 - '201611091553013230.jpg' 146 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Canadea, NY
 
now The Greenway rail trail
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 10, 2016.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/08/16 at 21:06:18 - '201611071116564131.jpg' 153 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Black Creek, NY
 
The exPRR Rochester Branch is now The Greenway rail trail.  
 
The railroad grade is on the left.  
 
The old Genesee Valley Canal (which was abandoned in 1878) is to the right.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 8, 2016.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/08/16 at 21:05:23 - '201611071115073949.jpg' 117 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Black Creek, NY
 
The exPRR Rochester Branch is now The Greenway rail trail.  
 
Here you can see the original cinders from when the railroad was in operation.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 8, 2016.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/08/16 at 21:03:32 - '201611071108173617.jpg' 154 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Black Creek, NY
 
The exPRR Rochester Branch is now The Greenway rail trail. The trail was overgrown until the trail was brush cut recently. It's really opened up the trail.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 8, 2016.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/07/16 at 12:03:52 - '2016092511143931302.jpg' 157 KB
PRR: Letchworth State Park
 
Former PRR rail used to shore up the grade along the PRR Rochester Branch in Letchworth St Park.  
 
Along the rail trail The Greenway which is on the PRR grade
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, July 6, 2016.

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Re: Circa 1938 K-4 - By Henry on 10/04/16 at 12:37:39 - 'PRR1120_K4s_Unstreamlined_BuffaloCentralTerminal_ABPR10-03-09_BudLawsColl.jpg' 99 KB
Here's a shot of K4 1120, without its streamlining, at Buffalo Central Terminal in the late '40s or early '50s. It is from the collection of Bud Laws as posted to the Usenet ABPR group in 2009. By the direction it is facing, it probably just came in on train 570 from Washington DC via Harrisburg.


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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/28/16 at 13:45:33 - 'PRR_Red_Bank_56.jpg' 165 KB
Yeah, that wasn't too tough, was it?
 
Here we are at Red Bank NJ, as the PRR gas electric is, IIRC, on the CNJ's Southern Division (towards Lakewood, NJ), as the PRR used the CNJ's yard here. Red Bank was the junction where the CNJ's Southern Division "main line" branched off the NY&LB "main line".
 
LINK URL
 
As Red bank predated the CNJ/PRR operations, Red Bank's 1876 station is of CNJ design, and was very much like a few other CNJ stations, notably Fanwood, NJ's station is shape/layout and others that no longer exist.
 
Red Bank is/was home to such entertainment notables as Kevin "Silent Bob" Smith, Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, Country artist Clint Black, and most notably, Jazz great William "Count" Basie.
 
As you can see, I grabbed this shot off eBay.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/28/16 at 11:54:16 - 'PRR-4.jpg' 105 KB
This one should be easy-peasy.......
 
Doodlebug leaving the junction on a route no longer used by passenger trains, but still sees limited freight today. Also home to a lot of musicians and actors.....And, I hear Jay and Silent Bob hang out here a lot, after all, it's kind of what they "do".

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 04/12/16 at 10:09:47 - 'PRR_Lykens_Pa_2_816x612.jpg' 67 KB
Correct Keith, Lykens Pa. There was a lot of mining activity here years ago with the Reading also in town.
 
Glad that it has been restored.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 04/07/16 at 20:24:50 - 'PRR_2_793x852.jpg' 67 KB
GTL - another incursion by the PRR into RDG territory.
 


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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 04/04/16 at 21:26:40 - 'PRR_816x612.jpg' 77 KB
Imagine if the Mercer & Somerset was completed and became the preferred route between   Trenton and New York. The NEC would have taken another route through Somerset County.
 
Here is a PRR depot deep in "enemy" territory. I think I hear the Dorsey brothers...
 


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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 04/03/16 at 22:06:58 - 'aa_896x672_1.jpg' 85 KB
Good clue. Here is another - the last remaining station. An engine house also was located here.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 04/01/16 at 15:31:39 - 'P3110011_816x612.jpg' 119 KB
If I were a rich man .....
 
Here is a bridge abutment from an ancient ancestor of the PRR. There is speculation that this bridge was never actually completed across the river. Why it was never completed may be "frog" related. Anyway, the line did not last long.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Raritan Clunker on 03/28/16 at 11:01:51 - 'PRR_1a.jpg' 82 KB
Let's see now......
 
If you go here in the summer, you can still expect traffic delays, even though trains of two different railroads no longer cross to get in here......
 
In this case, Haskell is not to be confused with the station on the Erie, located elsewhere in New Jersey..........
 
And if you use the French translation of a similar city name located in the Caribbean for this road crossing, it translates to 'Port of the Peck', and that just doesn't see to make much sense......

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Raritan Clunker on 03/01/16 at 09:17:43 - 'PRR_Readsville_PA_1967.jpg' 209 KB
Honestly, unless you are a SPF, you'll most likely never get this one, so in a rare act of revealing the GTL, we are looking at the Readsville, PA freight station in 1967 on the PRR Milroy Branch. Without going into l, all your answers will be revealed at this link regarding the wheres, whens and hows - LINK URL .
 
I wonder if its still there....................

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/22/16 at 10:39:51 - 'Untitled.jpg' 103 KB
And approximately today......

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/22/16 at 10:36:53 - 'PRR_Houser_Coll_Reading_Tower_Penn_Street_Reading_PA_1953.jpg' 113 KB
You betcha, gentlemen!
 
Before.......(Houser collection, Penn St., Reading in 1953)

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/18/16 at 15:29:58 - 'PRR-3.jpg' 63 KB
Here's an interesting one, on a part of the PRR that was "enemy territory" for sure!

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By J. W. Booth on 02/10/16 at 13:22:42 - 'PRR_Wawa_1965.jpg' 236 KB
And the un-cropped original, circa 1965

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Lemps Fancy Locomotive on 02/02/16 at 14:03:24 - 'PRR-2.jpg' 139 KB
You can get a coffee or maybe a sub/grinder/hoagie/hero while you're here while waiting for your train.....And learn a little Ojibwa while you're at it......

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/20/16 at 10:58:42 - 'PRR.jpg' 105 KB
Is this somebodys idea of a Balwdin re-powered EMD, or an EMD re-powered Baldwin?
 
Location hint #1 - You need to be north of Rochester but south of Syracuse, but not be in the state of New York while doing so.......

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By NEFAN on 01/14/16 at 14:05:08 - 'P1080002_816x612.jpg' 95 KB
WOW - it seems that kids do not understand the ramifications of changing a switch. They think the train can stop, This happened years ago on the EL Bergen Co line when some teens threw a switch and a passenger train derailed on the siding killing the engineer.  crazy.
 
Here is another GTL-- "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing"  

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Bridge 1A on 01/14/16 at 09:47:24 - 'PRR_koko2.jpg' 184 KB
That's OK Henry, sometimes ya just gotta!
 
I WAS hoping somebody would make the Love/Wilson/Kokomo connection though......
 
This happened in 1956, and taken by Maynard Krug, collection of his son Bob, on rrpicturearchives.net
 
Here's the story - "PRR Baldwin Sharknose 5778 lies on its side in Kokomo, Indiana. This was PRR passenger train #208, which ran from Chicago to Cincinnati. The train had made it's regularly scheduled station stop in Kokomo, and was accelerating southbound when the lead engine was diverted by a mis-thrown switch onto an industrial siding, the curvature of which caused the lead unit to tip over from inertia. Fortunately the train wasn't rolling at high speed yet, and the engineer and firemen both survived. None of the trailing cars tipped over, and there were no injuries among the passengers or train crew. Subsequent investigation determined that the switch had been thrown by a young boy (approx age 10-12) who had somehow obtained a switch key, unlocked the siding switch, and thrown it ahead of the train."

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Bridge 1A on 01/13/16 at 14:52:56 - 'PRR1-2.jpg' 128 KB
Yeah Vern, I got nothing..............Uhh, let's move on, shall we?
 
So, did you ever wonder what a Sharknosed BLW DR6-4-2000 looks like from underneath? I wonder if Engineer Wilson and Fireman Love were at the throttle for this one?
 
And no, those aren't Lionel track power pickup rollers under there!

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Bridge 1A on 01/12/16 at 10:53:24 - 'PRR1.jpg' 148 KB
The consist is the clue to the location.....................

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By CHESSIEMIKE on 01/09/16 at 10:14:22 - 'Eastern_Shore_Railroad_P.jpg' 81 KB
If you dialed in the wrong year on your Time Machine, you might wind up looking at this.
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By gfluck1 on 01/05/16 at 16:19:38 - 'ph.esrwm.0021.ccharbor_1927_872x554.jpg' 67 KB
The attached photo is of the yard at Cape Charles, VA (circa 1927).  
 
Photo from the website "The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia 1870 - 1935 LINK URL

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By gfluck1 on 01/05/16 at 16:16:14 - 'NYPN_CapeCharles_Terminal_1900_873x543.jpg' 34 KB
Vern, nicely done, the attached photo without the building signs covered up, was used at Cape Charles for passengers to get to and from the bay steamers for transit to Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton or only destinations around the lower Chesapeake Bay.  
 
Photo from the website "The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia 1870 - 1935 LINK URL

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By gfluck1 on 01/05/16 at 08:22:32 - 'PRR_WII_873x543.jpg' 35 KB
Here's one that is not close to where I grew up, but go do south to another state.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By Bridge 1A on 12/21/15 at 13:57:45 - '142636880_ZTt8dO3G.jpg' 118 KB
I wonder if they got this cleaned up in time for rush hour? If not, there might have been a lot of unhappy bankers trying to get back to their mansions that night.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/14/15 at 11:41:11 - 'HAER_PA-531-9.jpg' 204 KB
Here's a view looking the other direction (east and downriver) and looking up at the bridge.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/14/15 at 11:39:28 - 'PRR_BobK_77.jpg' 243 KB
So, nobody but Charlie and myself?
 
Well, this is the PRR's Safe Harbor Tressle that crosses the Conestoga River where it dumps into the Susquehanna River. The line that the engine is on (and is abandoned today) was the Atglen and Susquehanna that the PRR built in 1906, and almost directly below it (and still used today) is the PRR's Columbia and Port Deposit line, which NS still uses to day to run trains between Harrisburg PA and Baltimore MD.

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/10/15 at 15:08:08 - 'PRR_BobK_77a.jpg' 188 KB
While technically a Conrail photo (circa 1977), this si a PRR engine at a PRR location, though you won't see a train right up here today.  
 
Photo credits to be revealed after the correct guess is given.
 
GTL.................

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Re: PRR "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/30/15 at 14:13:13 - 'PRR_BR.jpg' 206 KB
High speed GTL!

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PRR "Where Is It?" - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 11/24/15 at 15:28:06 - 'RP.jpg' 150 KB
Hopefully, there isn't already one started, but if there is, it's burried and nobody is playing.......
 
OK, by now, you should all know the rules (See the CNJ, LV, Lackawanna, EL and reading forums if ya don't)
 
So, "Where is it?"........
 
"H.F. M."

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/19/15 at 21:14:05 - '2-3.jpg' 217 KB
Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The Greenway going away from the washed out of culvert. I don't know if this is the official Greenway or maybe just private property?
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 19, 2015.

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PRR Cabin Car Stove - By Roger_Hensley on 11/17/15 at 06:40:12 - '100_3299_a.jpg' 101 KB
Here is a cabin car stove that we were able to get at an auction the other day.
 


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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 21:02:29 - '19.jpg' 245 KB
Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch: Mt. Morris, NY
 
Location where the Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch crossed the once double track DL&W Buffalo mainline.  
 
The PRR was abandoned through here in 1963 and is now a rail trail called the Greenway.
 
Hikers do not cross the tracks here.
 
There is a detour down onto River Road to bypass this active track now operated by the Genesee & Wyoming.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 1, 2015.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:59:43 - '18.jpg' 290 KB
Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch: Hinsdale, NY
 
The PRR Rochester Brnach is now the The Greenway rail trail.
 
The town of Hinsdale this spring brush cut the the trail widening the mile long trail.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, June, 2015

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:56:54 - '17.jpg' 307 KB
Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch: Hinsdale, NY
 
The PRR Rochester Brnach is now the The Greenway rail trail.
 
The town of Hinsdale this spring brush cut the the trail widening the mile long trail.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, June, 2015

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:55:37 - '16.jpg' 284 KB
Pennsylvania RR Rochester Branch: Hinsdale, NY
 
The PRR Rochester Brnach is now the The Greenway rail trail.
 
The town of Hinsdale this spring brush cut the the trail widening the mile long trail.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:54:25 - '15.jpg' 137 KB
NS: Letchworth Bridge/PRR Rochester Branch
 
The Greenway rail trail under Norfolk Southern's Letchworth High Bridge
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 18, 2015.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:53:07 - '14.jpg' 137 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Rockville Lake, NY
 
The Greenway rail trail near Rockville Lake
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 18, 2015.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:52:27 - '13.jpg' 117 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: New Hudson, NY
 
Former bridge abutments of the PRR Rochester Branch.
 
This can be accessed from Rt 305
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 18, 2015.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:51:40 - '12.jpg' 134 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Oramel, NY
 
A wide beautiful section of The Greenway rail trail
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, April 18, 2015.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:50:03 - '11.jpg' 116 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Fillmore, NY
 
The local towns received a grant to repair The Greenway along Rt 19.
 
This is a new culvert
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:48:49 - '10-3.jpg' 127 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Fillmore, NY
 
The local towns received a grant to repair The Greenway along Rt 19.
 
This is a new culvert
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:47:28 - '9-2.jpg' 123 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The railroad grade is under the electric lines north of Houghton
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:45:46 - '8-2.jpg' 118 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The railroad grade is under the electric line north of Houghton
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:44:48 - '7-2.jpg' 142 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The railroad grade ends at this washed out pipe along Rt 19 south of Houghton
 
The Greenway bypasses this by detouring onto the shoulder of Rt 19 which is nearby
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.
 
PS: I think this culvert might have been fixed. I'll try to check it out this week!

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:43:36 - '6-2.jpg' 138 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The railroad grade is in good shape here south of Houghton
 
Someone told me Houghton College students maintain The Greenway through Houghton
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:42:26 - '5-2.jpg' 135 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Houghton, NY
 
The railroad grade is in good shape here south of Houghton
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:40:44 - '4-2.jpg' 120 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Caneadea, NY
 
The railroad grade is popular through here with horseback riders
 
This is The Greenway at the Rt 19 crossing
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:38:31 - '3-2.jpg' 123 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Caneadea, NY
 
The railroad grade now The Greenway rail trail is popular through here with horseback riders
 
This is at the Rt 243 crossing
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 11, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:37:47 - '2-2.jpg' 128 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Piffard, NY
 
The right of way has collapsedt between Piffard and Fowlerville on the Greenway rail trail. This section is closed, but a bypass is being planned.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 8, 2014

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:35:49 - '1-4.jpg' 129 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Piffard, NY
 
A former PRR milepost 26 near Piffard.
 
The tracks were abandoned through here in 1963.
 
I don't think this is an original. I think it is a replica.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 8, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:34:50 - '10-2.jpg' 119 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Piffard, NY
 
The Greenway rail trail is very well cared for here in Piffard.
 
Piffard is on Rt 63 between Retsof and Geneseo
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 8, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:33:45 - '9.jpg' 129 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Rockville Lake, NY
 
The Greenway rail trail is wide and very well cared for between Rockville Lake and the Gleason Hill road crossing in Belfast
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 2, 2014

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 01/03/13 at 22:08:28 - '8.jpg' 131 KB
Thought I'd post some photos of the Pennsy Rochester branch and right-of-way now part of the Genesee Greenway (website link below).
LINK URL
 
The PRR ran up through western NY along the Genesee River, along the Letchworth gorge area to Rochester.  Predecessor Western NY and Pennsylvania (not the LA&L affiliate) had a passenger station at 357 West Main Street, according to "When Rochester Rode By Rail."  No trace left of it today.
The line split on the south side of Rochester near the airport, running up to the New York Central mainline to connect with the B&O along West Ave.
 
A Penn Central local at the end of West Ave. in 1978 heads south under the B&O trestle over the Central main:

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 01/03/13 at 22:21:46 - '7.jpg' 114 KB
The line served a couple customers along Scottsville Road that dealt in construction materials.  Here, a PC SW1500 switches in 1977.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:31:15 - '6.jpg' 136 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Rockville Lake, NY
 
A former PRR milepost still stands on the PRR Rochester Branch. Abandoned in 1963.
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, November 2, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 01/03/13 at 22:12:44 - '4.jpg' 142 KB
The line crossed the B&O main trackage above Chili Ave.
 
A PC local waits to cross the B&O in 1974.  An oil tank farm was served just south of here.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 01/03/13 at 22:16:46 - '3.jpg' 148 KB
The line crossed Scottsville Rd just south of the Monroe County airport.  I encountered a local once in a while in the early 1970s when I commuted to RIT.  Here a local is heading north with a PC RS1 on a dreary day in 1973, brakeman flagging the crossing.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:26:11 - '2.jpg' 120 KB
PRR Rochester Branch: Portageville, NY
 
Bridge piers still stand for the former PRR bridge over the Genesee River at Portageville
 
The former railroad grade through Portageville is now The Greenway rail trail
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, October 17, 2014.

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Re: Pennsy Rochester branch/Genesee Greenway trail - By thebigham on 11/16/15 at 20:25:11 - '1-3.jpg' 117 KB
I've been hiking The Greenway for the past year.
 
PRR Belfast, NY
 
The Rail & Titsworth canal warehouse still standing in 2014. It stood next to the PRR Rochester branch the whole time the railroad was operating through Belfast.
 
The PRR was behind the building in the photo. It is now the Greenway rail trail.
 
Behind the photographer were the Buffalo & Susquehanna RR and the Erie RR Cutoff line
 
Photographed by Chris Bigham, September 6, 2014.

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Re: The Mighty T-1/Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow - By Henry on 10/29/15 at 01:50:46 - 'T1_5550_Patch.jpg' 94 KB
I have contributed to the T1 project. It may not be finished in my lifetime, but what a cool project! What I wouldn't give to see the 5550 doing 140 MPH!
 
I also have an N scale T1 in brass.
 
Here's my patch from donating to the project.
 
Henry


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Re: The 1890 Round House at Jersey City - By toptrain on 08/25/15 at 06:43:40 - 'PRR_mount_pleasant_RH_2_-_Copy.jpg' 235 KB
Mount Pleasant Roundhouse under construction.  
frank


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Re: The 1890 Round House at Jersey City - By toptrain on 08/20/15 at 12:20:29 - 'Waldo_yards_Mt_Pleasent_Jersey_City.jpg' 304 KB
Yesterday I went to the Jersey City Public library, 427 Jersey Avenue,  with the thought of doing some research there on Waldo yards. I was hoping to find some view of the yards showing the roundhouse. I was sent up to the third floor to find someone named John who was the Libraries knowledgeable person on the History of Jersey City. I met John and he could not help me enough. He produced a 1880 tax map of Jersey City for the area of Waldo St. The yard was there in scale and with all tracks and switches shown. Now the drawing shows a 2 segment roundhouse split in two places by 3 entrance, exit tracks. There are only 18 stalls for inside locomotive storage. This is not the full circle 44 stall roundhouse built in 1890 at this location. The Pennsylvania Railroads lease of United railroads in 1871. The roundhouse seen here may have been built by the United railroads of New Jersey.  
frank
Edit. I found out the 1890 printed on the map is a identifying block number and not a date. The library historian pointed this out to me and found the date of the map to be 1928. Now I feel that this image of the roundhouse may be incorrectly drawn. The search goes on.

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PRR Depot in Anderson - By Roger_Hensley on 08/08/15 at 07:15:34 - 'PRR_depot_early_c.jpg' 96 KB
Madison County Historical Society .
This was the new PRR station at 9th and Fletcher in Anderson Indiana at the turn of the last century. The small buildings behind and to the right of the station are Livery Stables. The large building behind that is St. Mary church.

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Re: PRR in Delmarva - By KENTANDQUEENANNERR on 08/11/07 at 15:16:19 - '7sprince.jpg' 98 KB
Princessanne

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Re: PRR in Delmarva - By KENTANDQUEENANNERR on 08/11/07 at 15:13:41 - '7sails1.jpg' 120 KB
There are many stations left on Delmarva I have been working to ge pictures of them all. The two just metioned. Sailsbury

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Re: PRR in Delmarva - By KENTANDQUEENANNERR on 08/09/07 at 11:04:28 - '910parksley01.jpg' 108 KB
Parksley Station last week.

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Modeling Cornwall, Pa - By Cornwall_RR on 08/05/07 at 21:20:22 - 'P8050453R.jpg' 291 KB
Presently I am constructing a model railroad for the Cornwall Iron Furnace in Cornwall, Pa.  The layout is in N scale, circa 1912 and highlights the local mining and railroading operations in their heyday.  Three rail operations are included on this layout being of the Cornwall Railroad, the Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad, and the Cornwall Ore Banks operation.  The Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad was acquired by the Pennsylvania in 1918.
 
To find out more about the layout check out this thread over on the N scale board:  LINK URL
 
-Mark  


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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:47:35 - '100_0462_785x234.jpg' 32 KB
Last one for now -- Here's my private business car.  Basic Athearn obs that is an on-going project.  I've recently added grabs, but plan to add a valence awning, marker lamps, and paint for the interior.  The decals are custom printed leftovers for a handful of MDC Pullman Palace cars I decorated.  This car often brings up the markers on my Broadway 2000, as well as traveling with me to home layout tours and operating sessions as an "extra movement."  The best way for me to see someone's layout is to "ride the line," where they couple my car to the end of a regular train.

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:32:17 - '100_0459_816x612.jpg' 119 KB
Check out the car names!  Likewise, the Walthers Oscar:

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:31:19 - '100_0460_816x612.jpg' 122 KB
Sometimes I add my private varnish business car to the end, and I'll photograph that shortly.  But I also painted up a Walthers Piker -- remember those?

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:28:50 - '100_0456_816x612.jpg' 105 KB
I also painted up four Walthers Viewliner sleepers.  Someday I may add working markers to one.

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:27:31 - '100_0455_816x612.jpg' 100 KB
Next up are four undec Walthers Amfleet coaches and one Amcafe car.  Stainless steel with painted window band.  No numbers assigned yet.

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:25:41 - '100_0451_816x612.jpg' 108 KB
Following the locomotives, I painted two undec Walthers MHC cars for baggage, mail, and such.  Similar paint scheme, but with aluminum roof.

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:23:55 - '100_0447_816x612.jpg' 129 KB
Future work will be to add red LED's and ditch lights, as well as sound decoders.  Both units are powered.  Floquil tuscan and SP gray for the skirt color (so as not to show so much road dust!)

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Re: "What If ?" Fictitious but In the PRR Spirit - By rmseel on 06/21/07 at 16:21:12 - '100_0446_816x612.jpg' 137 KB
Here's a fun project. I call it "Broadway 2000" as I did this back in the year 2000.  What If the Broadway Limited were still running today and what may it look like?  I started with a pair of undec Athearn AMD-103's and some dulux decals (Microscale).  I found two unassigned locomotive numbers, 2000 and 2001, and assigned them to these two units.

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Re: Old remnants of the PRR - By lehighrrgreg on 06/16/07 at 23:30:12 - 'PRR_BLOCK.jpg' 10 KB
Does anyone have a photo of, or the ability to refer me to....a photograph of one of the old PRR block station lamps in service?
 
Thanks,
Greg

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Re: Sheffield & Tionesta - By EMTRailfan on 06/07/07 at 07:29:13 - 'Caboose_Camp_Blue_Jay_B.jpg' 264 KB
Here's a close up shot of the end to give a better perception of the width.  I will have to ask my dad if he knows who the distant relatives are that owned/own it.  I'm pretty sure they are so distant that we don't know who, but I will try to track them down.  In my journeys of travelling by there when I am working, I have never seen anyone there.  As you can see, there is no grass to cut, so that wouldn't help with if it's still used or not either.  It only sits a few yards off of Blue Jay Rd.  You can see Blue Jay Rd. to the left in this pic.  If you're not watching for it, it is hard too see.  It blends in, plus is shadowed by the surrounding trees.

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Re: Sheffield & Tionesta - By EMTRailfan on 06/06/07 at 16:16:08 - 'Caboose_Camp_Blue_Jay_A.jpg' 270 KB
I was just down Blue Jay Rd. yesterday morning on the way to Warren to pick some one up in the ambulance and it was still there.  I forgot that I took a pic of it when I made orig. post.  Pic is from last summer.  I took from all 4 sides.  I will post the other 3 if you wish.  This is the best of the 4 though.  There is an addition built onto the opposite side in the pic. that is about 6 feet square.

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Re: GG-1 pics - By Ronzzr11 on 05/18/07 at 13:05:51 - '4913_Altoona.jpg' 414 KB
Here,s the first GG1 I ever saw, the one in Altoona,s Railroaders Memorial Museum.
 Taken in August 2006.
 
 Ronzzr11

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Re: GG-1 pics - By Ronzzr11 on 05/18/07 at 12:43:44 - '4800.jpg' 329 KB
Here,s 4800, the first GG1, the only one with a rivetted body shell.
 I missed seeing this loco last year, but this time I took the yard tour, and saw her at last.
 
 Ronzzr11

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Re: GG-1 pics - By silver_champion on 05/18/07 at 08:57:41 - '14a.jpg' 23 KB
The best seat on a train. Look at this picture.

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Re: GG-1 pics - By silver_champion on 05/18/07 at 08:52:09 - '55-2.jpg' 391 KB
When I first saw this picture on RailPictures.Net, I want to die.
Two GG1 not one looks so bad. Please look at this picture. I wish that
I had the money to save one of them.

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Re: MD&DE RR - By SRR#90 on 05/16/07 at 15:50:12 - 'pics_sl_2628_employeeharrisvia_792x513.jpg' 57 KB
I found one.

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Re: strasburg railroad - By joneau261 on 05/15/07 at 15:44:22 - 'PC310009_896x672.jpg' 75 KB
First of, welcome to Railfan.net!  
 
There's an entire thread for the Strasburg Railroad, so it'd be better to post about Strasburg at this link:
LINK URL
 
Looks like you're yet another 90 fan. There's a lot of them here.
 
...and to answer your question, all of Strasburg's engines are the best!

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Re: NS on the former PRR Sunbury line - By Ashley_John on 04/10/07 at 16:16:50 - '100_2876a.jpg' 92 KB
Forth and last. Up close and personal with the lead loco.

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Re: NS on the former PRR Sunbury line - By Ashley_John on 04/10/07 at 16:13:57 - '100_2875a.jpg' 102 KB
Third shot, gaining on the locos.


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