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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. SP 9811

    SP 9811 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks! Yes, it is gone now. I always took photos of SP's line side items. I will post more of them.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice. The criminals have not as yet been active.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Imagine working in such conditions. It would not be me....
     
  4. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    "But boss, the tower's ready to fall over."

    "Just put a pole up against 'er. That'll hold 'er up. She won't go nowhere."

    "OK."
     
  5. Hardcoaler

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    The Erie's beautiful station at Middletown, NY has been renovated since my March 1981 shot and is now a library I think.

    1981-03 004 Middletown NY - for upload.jpg

    Here it is in its glory days. Looks like the leftmost church spire was removed in later years.

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    The NYO&W's General Office and Shops were also located at Middletown, NY. This was their station and General Office, taken November 1981. It housed a nightclub when I took this shot, but it was since abandoned and suffered a fire in 2004. I think the building still stands, but I'm not sure what its current status is.

    1981-11-15 005 Middletown NY- for upload.jpg

    Here it is in its prime.

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  7. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Not far from my "Armadillo Ranch" in Milam County. At one time Rockdale was served by both the International Great Northern Railroad (MoPac) and the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (SP). The SA&AP was pulled up after 1967. A short section of the old SA&AP "Waco" line remains in Cameron where the BNSF uses it to serve a few businesses. Now the UP runs the old Mop line through town here.
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  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here a BNSF work train is pulling off of the remains of the old SA&AP line in Cameron onto the BNSF mainline.
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sad to see something so mighty decaying. :(
     
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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    CP local H94 from Portal or Flaxton emerges from the fog at Soo Tower in Minot.

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  11. Point353

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    About ten years ago, the town sold the building to a healthcare provider who was going to rehab it.
    That never happened due to financial issues. Now, the town owns the building, again.
    Apparently, there are numerous proposals about how to redevelop the building, but most lack the necessary funding to see them through to completion.
    So, for the time being, the building remains in this condition:

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  12. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had no idea there might still be track there.
     
  14. Point353

    Point353 TrainBoard Member

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  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    How much of the former NYO&W line here is intact?
     
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  16. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Very sad.

    Doug
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Looks like the line runs several miles south and stub-ends at an industry, but most of it was never O&W owned. I'm guessing that the NS train was making an interchange with the Middletown & New Jersey that serves the line. Up until the late 1950s, the line continued south to the NY/NY border where it connected with an NYS&W branch.

    Thanks for bringing us up to date on the station Point353. Without a roof on one end, the structure will rapidly decay.
     
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  18. Hardcoaler

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    July 5, 1984 at Scheff, IN on the CTH&SE.

    1984-07-05 004 Scheff IN - for upload.jpg
     
  19. Hardcoaler

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    Some things I miss. Interlocking towers [Junta Tower, Cartersville, GA 12/1987], cantilever signal bridges and traditional signals [Cornelia, GA, 06/1985] and woodracks [Atlanta, GA 08/2002].

    1987-12-22 006 Junta Tower Cartersville GA - for upload.jpg 1985-06-09 003 Cornelia  GA - for upload.jpg 2002-08-17 WOODRACK AWP Atlanta GA - for upload.jpg
     
  20. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Image captured off a web cam. I think this is the very first UP Genset.
    The very first 2GS14B a.k.a a TES or Truck Engine Switcher..jpg
     

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