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« on: Dec 1st, 2015, 10:14am »
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As always, I appologize if a thread has already been started....
 
At this point, no need to explain, you know the rules........GTL!
 
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 1st, 2015, 7:47pm »
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Morrisville perhaps?

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 9:00am »
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Charles is in charge!
 
Yes, Morrisville, PA shops on the Trenton Cutoff.


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« Reply #3 on: Dec 3rd, 2015, 9:56am »
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It's Electric!
 
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 8th, 2015, 10:29am »
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Umm, OK........This location provided the PRR and PC a way to detour trains in case of major derailments.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 8th, 2015, 5:51pm »
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Has to be somewhere on the Trenton Cutoff?

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 9th, 2015, 9:23am »
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Solid guess, but Trenton is behind this train. Those detour trains? Also used by Conrail and Amtrak at one time, though no more.

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 9th, 2015, 4:27pm »
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Oh one more clue before I reveal the answer.....I can't quite tell from the angle, but the photographer may be standing inside the wye once located here.

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« Reply #8 on: Dec 9th, 2015, 7:42pm »
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My best guess, the power transformer and bridge are the key for me.
Morrisville yard leg with Route 13 bridge in background.  Power transformers hide a small offset yard.  This leg leads to a Y (one leg is a stub track into industrial area) then the actual yard then to Woodbourne connection to the Cut off and a connection track to the RDG.  Two ways out that were not used when Amtrak had the Philadelphia Frankford derailment. The changes they have made over time removed any real chance of this working ever again.


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« Reply #9 on: Dec 10th, 2015, 9:54am »
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No sir it is not Morrisville, so I will reveal the answer.
 
This is Monmouth Jct (South Brunswick, NJ), looking RR west.
 
The bridge is the E. New Road bridge. Hopefully, this is a direct link to a Bing map birdseye view - http://binged.it/1NP3E58
 
Looking at the aerial, I was incorrect, the two wyes (One for the line east to Jamesburg, the other west to Rocky Hill) are/were behind the photgrapher.
 


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« Reply #10 on: Dec 10th, 2015, 1:24pm »
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Maybe this one will be easier, and it's NOT in New Jersey, LOL!

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« Reply #11 on: Dec 10th, 2015, 8:08pm »
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Eastbound coming off the slide and crossing over the New Portage Secondary, just east of Gallitzin?

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« Reply #12 on: Dec 11th, 2015, 12:19am »
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I was thinking near SF too, but maybe not...
 
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 11th, 2015, 11:54am »
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You guys have the right spot, this train is falling down the mountain, and over the New Portage Secondary

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« Reply #14 on: Dec 11th, 2015, 9:54pm »
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Such a neat spot......still busy now, but would love to have visited that location back in those days!  
 
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 2:03pm »
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I wonder if Orville ever rode the train to and from here?

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« Reply #16 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 2:08pm »
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Looks like Dayton Union Station.
 
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:13pm »
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Bingo, Henry!

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« Reply #18 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:38pm »
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Here's one that should be pretty easy...
 


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« Reply #19 on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:51pm »
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Well, the tower looks to of NYC-parentage, and I can only assume that the tower WAAYYY off in the distance is Buffalo Central Terminal (or whatever it's called)................Which means the photo looks west, with the train going east......Any other specific details than "East Buffalo" are beyond my scope of knowledge.

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