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Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 10:14am
As always, I appologize if a thread has already been started....
 
At this point, no need to explain, you know the rules........GTL!
 
"H.F. M."
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 1st, 2015, 7:47pm
Morrisville perhaps?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 2nd, 2015, 9:00am
Charles is in charge!
 
Yes, Morrisville, PA shops on the Trenton Cutoff.
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 3rd, 2015, 9:56am
It's Electric!
 
GTL.......................
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 8th, 2015, 10:29am
Umm, OK........This location provided the PRR and PC a way to detour trains in case of major derailments.
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 8th, 2015, 5:51pm
Has to be somewhere on the Trenton Cutoff?
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 9th, 2015, 9:23am
Solid guess, but Trenton is behind this train. Those detour trains? Also used by Conrail and Amtrak at one time, though no more.
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 9th, 2015, 4:27pm
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.
Posted by: RDGRAILFAN1 Posted on: Dec 9th, 2015, 7:42pm
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.
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 10th, 2015, 9:54am
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.
 
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 10th, 2015, 1:24pm
Maybe this one will be easier, and it's NOT in New Jersey, LOL!
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 10th, 2015, 8:08pm
Eastbound coming off the slide and crossing over the New Portage Secondary, just east of Gallitzin?
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Dec 11th, 2015, 12:19am
I was thinking near SF too, but maybe not...
 
Henry
Posted by: H. F. MALONE 3041 Posted on: Dec 11th, 2015, 11:54am
You guys have the right spot, this train is falling down the mountain, and over the New Portage Secondary
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 11th, 2015, 9:54pm
Such a neat spot......still busy now, but would love to have visited that location back in those days!  
 
Charlie
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 2:03pm
I wonder if Orville ever rode the train to and from here?
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 2:08pm
Looks like Dayton Union Station.
 
Henry
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:13pm
Bingo, Henry!
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:38pm
Here's one that should be pretty easy...
 
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 4:51pm
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.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Dec 21st, 2015, 5:46pm
It is Buffalo Central Terminal in the distance, but it is looking east, not west. The tower is 49A and the tracks crossing over to the right lead to the ex-PRR Buffalo Line. It is the summer of 1976 so it is actually early Conrail. My safety-unconscious teenage self took this shot from the signal bridge controlling the eastbound trains. Tower 49A was still manned so I don't know how I got away with it. The two mains to the right lead to the Lake Shore line to Cleveland and Chicago and the other two turn into the Niagara Branch to Tonawanda and Niagara Falls a couple of hundred feet behind me.
 
Today the tower is long gone and where there once were nine tracks there are only two left. The Buffalo Line connection has been completely removed between here and what was FW interlocking, about 2/3 of a mile to the southeast. Central Terminal still stands, merely a shadow of its former self and trains no longer stop there.
 
Here's a going away shot of the same train. Downtown Buffalo is out of the picture to the right.
 
Henry
 
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Dec 22nd, 2015, 6:53pm
Great shots Henry, love those old shots around Buffalo!  
 
Charlie
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 23rd, 2015, 4:29pm
Is it Amtrak? Is it PC? GTL?
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 1:11pm
OK, let's see if I can help this along......We have the ex-Pennsy main line, the ex-Chicago & Western Indiana, the ex-Illinois Central line here. The tower is named after one of the local streets, and passenger trains of the Wabash, Erie, GT, C&EI, PRR, Monon, C&WI, IC, AT&SF and GM&O/Alton ran passenger trains thru here.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 1:38pm
I can't believe nobody answered this!
 
21st St, Chicago.
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 28th, 2015, 2:44pm
Bingo!
 
http://www.dhke.com/CRJ/21street.html
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Dec 29th, 2015, 10:54am
I meant to post this yesterday to compliment Henry's correct guess......
Posted by: Bridge 1A Posted on: Jan 12th, 2016, 11:14am
A little patriotic GTL action for ya.........IMNSHO, the only scheme uglier than this on a GG-1 was the black Amtrak scheme that this came from.
Posted by: The Raritan Commuter Posted on: Jan 21st, 2016, 10:14am
I just realized that there's been no response to this latest GTL.....I can't blame you, it's a ugly paintjob : ^ )
 
Seriously though, we can tell that this is obviously in electrified territory, and even though that still covers a lot of ground, at least we can narrow it down to five states......
 
This was happened to be stop #74 for this train.
 
This is a state Capital, and known for making things that the world takes.
 
Now I think you can make an informed GTL decision.
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Jan 21st, 2016, 10:24am
If it is Trenton, you made it too easy!
Posted by: The Raritan Commuter Posted on: Jan 21st, 2016, 1:10pm
LOL Henry, it is, and I kinda figured that!
 
That's OK, I want to get on to the next one......
 
BTW, this is the 1974 "Preamble Express" at Trenton taken by Keith Muldowney via Fredomtrain.org
 
http://www.freedomtrain.org/preamble-express-home.htm
Posted by: The Raritan Commuter Posted on: Jan 21st, 2016, 1:25pm
OK......Here we have some ex-NYC trackage
 
Now, you could drive around the Attica and Rochester and Auburn areas, but doing so in New York state wouldn't get you very close to this location.....However, the two roads named Newark and Clark would, as long as you weren't trying to do so in New Jersey..........And too boot, the town's name is derived from English pronounciation of a word spoken with a French Canadien accent. Chip away at that for a while........
Posted by: DannyR Posted on: Jan 25th, 2016, 4:56pm
I don't know the location but that grade crossing signal is interesting.
Posted by: The Raritan Commuter Posted on: Jan 25th, 2016, 5:21pm
You're right, it is, though I've always been partial to wig-wag crossing signals, myself.....
 
In case you're still having trouble guessing where this is, whatever you do, don't try drinking the water a few towns away......
Posted by: Charlie Ricker Posted on: Jan 25th, 2016, 6:39pm
Well that clue helped immensely......is it Lapeer, Michigan?
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Jan 26th, 2016, 1:59am
on Jan 25th, 2016, 6:39pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Well that clue helped immensely......is it Lapeer, Michigan?

 
I think you are right Charlie!
Posted by: The Raritan Commuter Posted on: Jan 26th, 2016, 8:01am
on Jan 25th, 2016, 6:39pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
is it Lapeer, Michigan?

 
Ring the bell! We have a winner!
 
This photo was taken at the Clark Road crossing south of Lapeer, MI in 1975 by Charlie Whipp, and courtesy of michiganrailroads.com
 
And the attached is a Bing Maps aerial of the same place today (or close to it).....No tracks no more!
 
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 25th, 2016, 10:19am
If you are ever in New Jersey, this location is still a very popular train watching location, you never know what you might see! Passenger service past this exact location ended in 1959 and 1966 respectfully.
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Mar 30th, 2016, 10:52am
Nothing? Does CP-5 ring a few crossing bells for anyone?
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Apr 5th, 2016, 11:58am
Wow, either nobody reads the PC Forum, or nobody likes playing GTL, 'cause it sure CAN'T be my lack of clues......After all, what LITTLE clues I did give were pretty powerful....It's not like I sent you up the CREEK without a paddle......
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Apr 5th, 2016, 1:10pm
Overpeck Creek?
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Apr 5th, 2016, 1:32pm
Indeed, it IS Overpeck Creek Drawbridge (though I don't think it's operated as a drawbridge for MANY years now) in Ridgefield Park, NJ, right across the Hackensack River from LITTLE Ferry, and just upstream from the PSE&G POWER station.
 
This train is on the old NYC West Shore, and just to the right, is the NYS&W's mainline. As I mentioned, passenger service past here ended a LONG time ago.
 
Though not the same photo or angle (I can't find what I did with the un-cropped version!), this one actually gives you a better view of the power plant and NYS&W tracks. Both views look railroad east, compass south.
Posted by: Raritan Clunker Posted on: Apr 5th, 2016, 1:34pm
Looking down the NYS&W tracks, you can  clearly see the two railroads used two different kinds of drawbridges.
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 26th, 2016, 1:31pm
Ready for some more "Route of the Mating Worms" GTL's? (Sorry PC fans, I couldn't resist)
 
This location is home to the County in which it resides, of four NATIONAL Historical Sites, and is the home of three Major League Baseball players, a governor of Wisconsin, a member of the House of Representatives, a US Senator, and some guy known for jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!
 
Today, the town is served by R.J. Corman.......
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Apr 26th, 2016, 1:38pm
An all-American City, Clearfield, PA.
Posted by: Thinkin Lincoln Posted on: Apr 26th, 2016, 2:43pm
Yes, clearly you know Clearfield!
 
Photo credit - circa 1973 by Mike Bezilla
Posted by: Henry Posted on: Apr 26th, 2016, 4:46pm
I have been a Pennsy fan since my dad got a Lionel 2232 GG1 when I was 4 years old