Tagged With "York Central Putnam Division"

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New York Central Putnam Division

Apples55 ·
I know there are some fans of "The Put" on the forum... this came across my Facebook feed this morning from the NY Transit Museum: #TodayinHistory: On May 29, 1958, the New York Central Putnam Division commuter line made its final run between the Sedgwick Avenue station in the Bronx and the Brewster station in Putnam County, NY. Commonly called “the Put,” the line was decommissioned due to low ridership resulting from the line’s lack of both commuter parking and direct service to Grand...
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Apples55 ·
Found this interesting YouTube video of the Putnam Division... Enjoy!!! https://youtu.be/VoV8rgHyqdU
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trainmankjm ·
My grandfather used to run the putnam valley coal and lumber in elmsford in the 1930s Growing up in white plains we used attend church in elmsford i have a picture somewhere of penn central rs 3 in the early 1970s by the old elmsford train station which was turned into a italian restaurant later I am also a Jasper from manhattan college fondly remembering the smell of the stella dora bakery Kind of funny as a child I wanted to be a train engineer wound up engineering aircraft. Still love...
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Re: Tomorrow is the day!

Mark Boyce ·
Congratulations Max on your first trip!! Have a great time!!
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Farmer_Bill ·
Looks like you're arriving Saturday. If so come early as some folks like to pack up midmorning.
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Greg Houser ·
I would start with the Orange Hall. You may not make it to another hall - there's that much stuff. It's a lot to take in for a first timer. In April the dealer halls will be open until 4 on Saturday so you'll have more time then. Just enjoy yourself and go with the flow. -Greg
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Tomorrow is the day!

Maxrailroad ·
I am so excited for my first York meet tomorrow! Does anyone have any tips for my first time? also, when can I find an exact address for the show?
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Joe Hohmann ·
334 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17403. Have fun!
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Apples55 ·
Max; Although you are considerably younger that a lot of us geezers, I'd still suggest wear comfortable shoes!!! In addition, print out the maps for the halls you plan on visiting and, before you start, highlight the places you definitely want to visit (and I guarantee, you will miss at least one that you highlighted). But mostly, as Mark said, have fun.
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My First York (Video)

Maxrailroad ·
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ8CVyDsUQs This is a recap video from my first York train show, and I had a blast at the show. My trains for sale : http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/po...
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Mikado 4501 ·
Max, You might want to check this again. There's no video link/embed.
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Maxrailroad ·
Oh shoot! You are right!
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laz1957 ·
Very nice video MAX. Well done . You have gotten a lot of nice stuff at YORK. Enjoy!!! Your layout is looking good too. Thanks for posting. Hope to see you at the next YORK.
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Farmer_Bill ·
"... you know, the usual ..." LOL! Sounds like you had a great time!
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Ted Bertiger ·
I think we should vote Max for President of a Train club. He is an asset and ambassador to the hobby who will carry it on into the future. Max, if you ever have an issue with an MTH piece, email Mike Wolf directly. He will make things happen for you. You are OUR future of the hobby. Nice job on the video.
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DennyM ·
Great video. Glad you enjoyed your first York. I went for he first time in October 2015. I had to pick up my jaw off the floor several times. I joined the TCA and went as a dealer last October. Plus i got some killer deals.
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Almost ready

CSX Al ·
I spent a good part of the day getting ready for York boxing up orders. which is fast approaching! I'm almost done. Looking forward to the trip.
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Gregg ·
I hope you do well. After 15 years of frustration a table that actually works really well.
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Steamnut88 ·
Great turntable! Just got mine installed and up and running!
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Farmer_Bill ·
Wow! You renting a bus to haul all that?
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CSX Al ·
Farmer Bill, I might be upsizing trailer or getting a box truck this York! Steamnut, Glad you are enjoying your table.
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NORTH PENN S GAUGERS AT YORK

Francine ·
Hi Fellow S Gaugers, NPS will be in White Hall - thursday, friday and saturday.
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Sgaugian ·
Thanks. Interesting. That would make two S gauge club layouts in the White Hall this week -- the W&OD and NPS. The NPS Facebook page and website show now upcoming events on them. Not updated? The more S the merrier.
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Francine ·
Hi David, We were in Black Hall last year with a O Scale club. Perhaps with more visibility and traffic we can encourage others to make the jump to S. The NPS website was started by a member who left and isn't giving the information to update it to the club. So our members are using Facebook until or unless the situation resolves. Looking forward to meeting people this weekend. Francine
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Rayin"S" ·
Francine, Hope you folks can share some pics and or videos of layout here. Ray
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Francine ·
Hi Ray, I'll do my best. I was successful with the tender shells, so I have some confidence.
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Francine ·
Hi Folks, Anybody going to York tomorrow, I will see you in White Hall. Francine
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Francine ·
https://www.facebook.com/henni...os/1426161740787224/ Thanks to Harry Henning 3rd, attached is a video of the North Penn S Gaugers at York Enjoy
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Re: New York Central Putnam Division

hokie71 ·
I love reading threads like this. Great stories and anecdotes. Other than Peter's by line, the Putnam was a blind spot.
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Re: OGR Forum York Grandstand Meeting Minutes - Fall 2017 Edition......

Mallard4468 ·
He made himself the mayor by buying most of downtown!
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NYC Fan ·
Hi Steve, I was wondering what the fourth public layout in New York City might be? I only know of the three, Macy's, Grand Central, and the NYHS. Skip
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Apples55 ·
Another item from my Facebook feed today... the description reads: The last remaining track of the Putnam Line from the Bronx to Pleasantville.
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NYC Fan ·
The Golden's Bridge branch line connected Golden's Bridge on the Harlem Line with Lake Mahopac on the Putnam Division. The branch actually met the Put at XC which was between Bucks Hollow Rd and Rt 6.
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atanz ·
wow, had no idea I was riding my bike on the old NYC Putnam line, I've taken it countless times up to Brewster. such great scenery and cool to know what the station at Van Cortlandt park looked like.
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RSJB18 ·
Could say the same thing about driving past the old Entenman's plant in Brentwood. Bob
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Putnam Division ·
What a great photo!. Thank you so much, Paul!...... I may try to duplicate this consist this weekend with my 10 wheeler and 2 Atlas Trainman cars..... Peter
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MNCW ·
I was going to say it looks like Yorktown Heights when I saw the bridge in the distance, then I read the caption. The bridge is near where today's fire station is today. Tom
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OGR Forum York Grandstand Meeting Minutes - Fall 2017 Edition......

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
The Fall 2017 OGR Forum Grandstand Meeting was held on a beautiful Fall day. This was probably the prettiest day we have ever had for a Fall York. Finally, we could sit outside in the grandstands, spread out and enjoy the weather. But wait – we are meeting in the dusty Gold Hall last used in the Eisenhower administration, based on the “I Like Ike” bumper stickers on the golf carts. I bet they do – or did. Ed, Jim, Alan and Rich were in attendance. This is probably the largest crowd that I...
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Number 90 ·
Well, it looks like the last passenger train on the Put was pulled by an Alco. What a great way to celebrate the end, with a cloud of black smoke after each station stop. I am curious: Was the Putnam Division signaled, semaphores perhaps? Did it connect with a main line on both ends? How long (in miles) was it? What was the maximum authorized speed for passenger and for freight trains, respectively? Was it really a Division with its own Superintendent. or was it just called a Division for a...
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MNCW ·
In Westchester County, it took a long time to finish the trail as businesses had encroached onto the right-of-way...not sure what finally convinced everyone to cooperate, but in the end the Old Put is useful once again, now reincarnated as a walking/running/biking trail. I believe Westchester County owns that portion that exists within its borders. Tom
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GVDobler ·
Does the right-of-way easment revert to the landowner in a case like Putnam? In Nevada we have a number of old railway routes (track long gone). complete with early tunnels that people often hike. There are also quite a few miles of abandon track the people ride with home built contraptions with small motors. I know railroads don't want to give up rights, but we also have a number of routes (like to Hoover Dam) that have been paved over where it crosses streets. So I often wonder why/if the...
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Apples55 ·
Peter; This Forum is almost as good as my ex-wife at spending my money (like I need any help!!!) I picked up the three Old Put volumes at the Danbury RR Museum last year - two are signed by the author, and I picked up Tom’s wonderful volume at one of the White Plains Train Shows. After reviewing your recommendations, I just found two of your suggestions on Amazon for a reasonable price - more reading material!!!
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Putnam Division ·
Some good New York Central books that cover the area.....1st, a New York Central map of the Putnam's area..... The last book is authored by the Forum's own...MNCW. Peter
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Putnam Division ·
Tom.....a couple of decent links: https://penneyandkc.wordpress....n-of-the-ny-central/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..._and_Putnam_Railroad There is a lot of free stuff out there if you google it. Peter
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Re: Unexpected motor in the Lionel 2343 Santa Fe F3 I just bought

Chuck Sartor ·
The 2353 Santa Fe, 2354 NYC, and the 2355 WP all had horizontal motors. The vertical motor was first used in 1955 in the 2367 Walbash and 2363 Illinois Central.
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MNCW ·
Peter/Putnam Division, Thanks for my inclusion! I grew up in Yonkers, NY and except for 10 years in Peekskill, NY, my wife and I are still here---approximately a mile and a half from The Old Put's ROW. Back in the 1970's, I played little league baseball at Cook Field (now Redmond Field). I would often be bored in the outfield except when an occasional short freight would head north, powered by an RS-3. Today, The Put is part of a fine rail trail system. In Westchester County, the southern...
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mlaughlinnyc ·
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Carl C ·
Love the old "growler" horizontal motors. Those 2343 Santa Fe and 2344 New York Central engines didn't need any sound system. They just sounded like POWER when charging around the layout. LOVE THEM.
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Hey NYC fans! Amherst Train Wreck 100th Anniversary Memorial Event Announcement

TrainWizard5972 ·
A little known event in the storied history of the New York Central’s Twentieth Century Limited was the Amherst, OH Triple Train Wreck of 1916. On March 29th, 1915 three trains collided just west of Amherst. It all began near dawn when New York Central train No. 86, the Buffalo Limited, stopped near the Amherst switch tower at a stop signal only to have the second section of No.86 ram into the rear end of the train. Telescoping the cars and knocking several onto the westbound tracks. Moments...
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Re: Baggage Car Question For New York Central Experts

Dominic Mazoch ·
Central cars on the ATSF a natural. Central cars before the transition to PC?????? Later on in the 1960's, NYC had Flex Vans, and those got to the ATSF.
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