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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #100 on: May 14th, 2012, 6:31pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 6:12pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Dearborn Station, 1965.
 
The numerous head-end cars seen here remind us of the importance of such business, several decades ago.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/el823c.jpg

HFM -  
 
Long ago! So many stories! You have come up with endless photos of the D L & W power run "long" into Chicago.  
The day, about 1964, at Olean, could I have possibly seen green "ERIE" power on the the lead? Or, was all of that  
short lived?
 
"Alas, whatever Phoebe Snow?... She so much full of so much woe...  
No way to get to Buffalo... The same old train don't go no mo'"
 
.......................Vern.....................


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #101 on: May 14th, 2012, 6:56pm »
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Vern......
 
I can still recall seeing green ex-ERIE power as late as at least 1964 or 1965.
 
I still remember riding up to Port Jervis behind a PA, still in full ERIE dress, back in 1964.
 
These must have been the last E-L passenger engines sill so attired; I know that some of the PA's were already sporting the "new" DL&W-inspired colors by '64.
 
Hoboken-Binghamton locals (#'s 21 and 22) rated interesting, diverse consists back in my day (head-end equipment were always to be found on these runs); motive power was equally diverse (E-8's/PA's/Geeps/RS-3's).
 
T'was another time......another world......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #102 on: May 14th, 2012, 7:07pm »
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Lima, Ohio, 1966.
 
Note number of head-end car here; the loss of such traffic spelled doom to the passenger-carrying roads.
 
E-8 #815 leads this train, a beloved personal friend since childhood; this proud machine sported the same number as the address of the Union City aparment building where I grew up.
 
Ahhh, nostalgia......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/el815dsa.jpg


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George_Harris
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« Reply #103 on: May 14th, 2012, 7:42pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 11:15am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
SOUTHERN Train #47-37 at Alexandria, late 1960's.
 
Note several REA trucks in the background.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/sout/sou-tr4737dca.jpg

Picture taken from the Duke Street overpass.  The vegetation and the light tell you that it is early summer.  (Late summer and fall the light would be failing to simply dark.)  
 
The overpass has been replace with a wider and higher one.  the brick building with the boxcars adjacent is long gone.  There is now a WMATA station just about directly opposite the railroad station.  The furthest over track, one of two freight bypass tracks, is now gone.  However, the station itself is still there.  I have no idea of what it is like inside now, as I was last in it in 1995.


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #104 on: May 14th, 2012, 8:02pm »
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George:
 
Appreciate your "local" input!
 
I guess what they say is true, after all.........you CAN'T go home again......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #105 on: May 14th, 2012, 8:10pm »
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Fredricksburg, VA, 1967 (ACL).......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl0506cpa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #106 on: May 14th, 2012, 8:19pm »
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Alexandria, VA (ACL), 1967.............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl0515cpa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #107 on: May 14th, 2012, 8:22pm »
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Augusta, GA, 1965......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl0523dsa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #108 on: May 14th, 2012, 8:27pm »
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Though 1967 was very late in the pre-AMTRAK era, head-end business was still quite substantial on many roads; this timeless scene on the ACL was at Augusta...........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl541dsa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #109 on: May 14th, 2012, 9:49pm »
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Selma (ACL), 1960's......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl548awc.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #110 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:03pm »
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Augusta, GA (SCL), 1967.............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/scl/scl518ads.jpg


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George_Harris
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« Reply #111 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:07pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 8:19pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Alexandria, VA (ACL), 1967.............
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/acl/acl0515cpa.jpg

The overpass is the aforesaid Duke Street Overpass.  Obviously winter scene.  Southbound train, early morning.  Sorry, have no idea of the train number sitting here.  I first saw this place in December 1970.    
 
Caught the remnant of the Pelican, which by time went only as far as Bristol.  This was going home for Christmas out of OCS at Ft. Belvoir.  We were not allowed to be in a POV after dark, and a taxi was classified as a POV.  The Tachs made sure we were not released until after dark, so everyone flyng out were stuck until morning before they could leave.  However, if you knew your public transportation, you could walk up to US 1 and catch the AB&W bus No. 9 and ride into Alexandria or DC.  Did so, got off in Alexandria and walked to the station, caught the train out at 11:55pm.  By then it was down to two coaches, which even approaching Christmas were not near full.  Breakfast in Roanoke station.  Got back on the train, which was now near empty, with the thought that I would see some countryside along a railroad I had never been on before (or since) in the nice bright clear morning.  I was so exhausted I was asleep in minutes and next thing I knew the conductor was waking me up as we approached Bristol.  It was ride the dog from there, again with the details lost in a fog of exhaustion.  
 
When I got back I had to explain precisely how I was able to leave the OCR after dark without going by POV.  It seems that no one else thought about the city bus - train combination, even though there were still several late night trains out of Alexandria and DC.


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TAB
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« Reply #112 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:13pm »
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.....and not to be left out, Hoboken, NJ in the early 1960s
 

 

 
.....Tom


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #113 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:29pm »
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George:
 
Once again, THANK YOU for taking the time to provide interesting "local" history!
 
Tom:
 
WOW!!
 
Those timeless images at Hoboken really evoke many happy childhood memories for me......I'm willing to wager that Mom and I were somewhere in the terminal when those pictures were snapped, so long ago!
 
Thanks again!
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #114 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:33pm »
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A timeless "action" shot along the MONON (1966)........head-end traffic was still as it shoud be........
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/monon/mon207ads.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #115 on: May 14th, 2012, 10:39pm »
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Chicago, 1956 (MONON).......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/monon/mon22cca.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #116 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:04pm »
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Lock Haven, PA, (PRR), 1957.......
 
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #117 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:12pm »
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Edison, NJ, 1968.........
 
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« Reply #118 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:13pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 6:12pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Dearborn Station, 1965.
 
The numerous head-end cars seen here remind us of the importance of such business, several decades ago.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/el823c.jpg

 
Don't remind me of how long ago that was, please. I rolled into Dearborn on the Texas Chief the next year, a freshly minted Second Lieutenant of Ordnance on the way to Aberdeen Proving Ground for OBC. 46 years ago. Golly.


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« Reply #119 on: May 14th, 2012, 11:17pm »
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on May 14th, 2012, 10:23am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)

HFM -  
 
"...So it has come to this, my dear Miss Snow, You get to ride to Chicago..." (SIGH!)
 
.......................Vern.....................

 
 
For my friends, Vern and HFM
 
 
(ahem . . .)
 
The U.S. Mails, they have to go
 
From Hoboken to Buffalo.
 
Before we bade the mails "Good Night,"
 
They sure made quite an anthra-sight . . .

 
 
Sorry . . .
 
Norm


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