NYC Milroy Big Four Depot - 1915

rhensley_anderson Apr 25, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    Milroy Big Four Depot - 1915
    The depot stood at main street and the railroad. East of the depot was the elevator. The siding switch was about five car lengths north of the depot and held about 25 cars. At about a third of the way from the south end of the siding, there were two tracks, one for the elevator and the other used as a house track and team track.
    Marc Haston Collection

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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Another cool depot shot Roger! (y)
     
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    Yes, what a jewel. Found a similar shot, but without the turnout in front of the station.

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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Nice! Look at that Gold Medal Flour signage!
     
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  5. fitz

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    Another gem, Roger. Like the baggage carts in both shots, as my dad used them every day with the REAX.
     
  6. LEW

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    The location where both photos were taken from the street crossing which now is state highway 244. The switch was done away with and the track stubbed when they put in unloading pipes for tank cars . The signals are train order . You can see how your vision would be restricted with the curve
    and as if it would happen it did . In the last of March or first of April 1951 a head on collision happened between # 71 and the north bound local .
    There were several things that caused it but the local was moved south about 100 feet .I asked the fireman how fast he thought they were running when he unloaded . He said he did not know ,but he did not know that he could run that fast on his knees . I would guess 20 mph . There was one injury the conductor on the local . LEW
     
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  7. mmi16

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    Google Earth shows Railroad Street there these days but no railroad.
     

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