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« Reply #80 on: Jan 19th, 2016, 4:26pm »
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Correct. There hasn't been any canal traffic that required it to open in a long time.

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« Reply #81 on: Jan 20th, 2016, 10:58am »
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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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« Reply #82 on: Jan 20th, 2016, 11:15am »
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That hint is just wicked!
 
Go west young man, go west!


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« Reply #83 on: Jan 20th, 2016, 10:11pm »
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Gawd, I hate tailgaters!
 
No idea where it is (other than the state), but love the hint, and ya gotta love New York State's convoluted municipal structure system...


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on Jan 20th, 2016, 10:58am, The Raritan Commuter wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
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.......

 
HEAD EXPLODES......


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« Reply #85 on: Jan 21st, 2016, 8:09am »
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No idea where it is, and I understand your frustration, so lets see if I can help...........
 
Apparently, Ms. Ryder shares a name with a local lake, and if your feet hurt, you'll be in luck as this is considered the Capital of the kind of treatment for that.................  
 
I also wonder if perogies are a favorite local food, and if his Holiness Pope John Paul II was/is particularly popular here..............
 


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« Reply #86 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 3:46pm »
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Hmmm..........
 
Would it help if I told you the state this was taken in has a very popular Brickyard?


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« Reply #87 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 4:41pm »
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There are still two railroads that serve and cross each other in this small city. There is an interchange here. NS is one of the RRs. A 2008 documentary was filmed here. A famous peak shares a name with another local lake.
 
Now you have lots of breadcrumbs, tell us where it is!


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« Reply #88 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 6:31pm »
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May be in what n Army buddy called "IndianaNoPlace", but closer than that I wouldn't wish to venture.

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« Reply #89 on: Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:34pm »
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I found it, but by cheating- so I'll stay silent on the location.
 
It was a head-on, and (by latitude, anyway) well south of everyone's first thought of 'Syracuse'- in New York; also south of a more obscure Rochester in New York State, but only by about 45 miles (again, by latitude).
 
Knowing the location, all the clues make sense.


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on Jan 22nd, 2016, 10:34pm, Marty_Feldner wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I found it, but by cheating- so I'll stay silent on the location.
 
It was a head-on, and (by latitude, anyway) well south of everyone's first thought of 'Syracuse'- in New York; also south of a more obscure Rochester in New York State, but only by about 45 miles (again, by latitude).
 
Knowing the location, all the clues make sense.

 
I had to do the same thing, by looking it up given the clues. There's also a village of the same name in NY State, the old Erie (now NS) ran through it.
 
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« Reply #91 on: Jan 23rd, 2016, 1:51pm »
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Well boys, I can see that you all figured out that Warsaw, IN is the answer.
 
Photo courtesy of hoosiervalley.org
 
Photo caption as follows - "On Friday, January 25, 1957, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, a head on collision occurred at Warsaw, Indiana. I believe that Pennsy shark nose was an eastbound train with four units, the lead unit 9724 is pictured here with its nose on the end platform of the GP type locomotive that it hit. Five crew men were injured and about 150 hogs were killed. Both trains were pulling 116 cars. The AP Wirephoto is from the Bob Albert collection."
 
And here's an interesting newpaper recounting -
 
http://yesteryear.clunette.com/traincrash.html


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« Reply #92 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 2:03pm »
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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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« Reply #93 on: Feb 2nd, 2016, 2:44pm »
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Wawa, Pa.

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on Feb 2nd, 2016, 2:44pm, cbaer wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Wawa, Pa.

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Your writer isn't going for it. The Ojibwa may be indigenous to some of the area, Michigan LP and possibly UP. Wawa, PA clearly Eastern Area.  
Otherwise, they are more Canadian, eh?   See ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojibwe
 
Too, apparently we have an imprecise use of language violation here? Just what precise  sandwich or sub does one wish? Too many varieties  
noted in earlier clues here. Who forgot the grinders? <G>
 
................................Vern..............................


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« Reply #95 on: Feb 3rd, 2016, 8:58am »
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It's rather convoluted for anyone who doesn't live in the Philadelphia area.  Wawa takes its name from the Wawa Dairy farm established by George Wood, an industrialist and PRR director.  He named it Wawa from a line in the Song of Hiawatha, where Wawa means Canada goose in the Objibwa language.  (The Song of Hiawatha, an ersatz Native American epic takes place around Lake Superior, although the real Hiawatha was one of the founders of the Iroquois League in New York.)  Under George's descendants, Wawa Dairy farms, originally a hobby, grew into Wawa, Inc., a very successful regional chain of convenience stores that specialize in hoagies, which are the Philly species of what are subs or grinders in other places.  Wawa's headquarters are still on the old Wood estate property just uphill from the station site.  Septa has some indefinite plans to restore service from Elwyn to Wawa.

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« Reply #96 on: Feb 3rd, 2016, 9:47am »
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Indeed! The explanation is convoluted. Yes, there were all sorts of businesses which came about because one of the major players,  
in each instance, connected with the P R R in its glory days. So the WAWA enterprise is another fitting the mold...
 
Your writer based in NE MD (Harford County). Wawa, PA is figuratively right up the road a bit. Also, noting what WAWA does when  
it sets up new stores. Some of the decor uses tile work in various areas. Each of the tiles display the flying Canada Goose. Reminds  
of a logo used later by a major airline, IIRC. BTW, encouraging to hear WAWA has stores in Florida these days!
 
The "Flying Canada Goose" logo? This is Wayback Machine! It may have been used by earlier Lake Central Airlines, or possibly the  
later Republic Airlines. The latter acquired by Northwest Airlines in 1986. That's your writer's recall. Might be all wrong. Old memories  
can be treacherous, all of it so long ago...
 
..........................Vern........................


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« Reply #97 on: Feb 3rd, 2016, 10:05am »
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Thank you Chris for explaining that far better than I would have/could have. Much appreciated.

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So to wrap this up, yes, this is Wawa, Pa, at the junction of the W. Chester and Octoraro branches.
 
Attached is a 2013 photo of the same spot, taken by Ron Ricchezza


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And the un-cropped original, circa 1965

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