briansilvermustang posted:
 

 

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These three pics Brian posted recently just showed up on my Facebook feed today from a group called Railroads of Orange County, NY. It had a bit of additional info about the pics:

“Walden wreck.Late October 1953.My grandfather told me it was caused by a hotbox on a tank car.Visited the wreck a few times with him and my father,both of whom were involved with the clean up.They brought in big hooks from New York and New Haven to clear the wreck.Two of my uncles were in charge of the wrecking trains and my mothers cousin ran the hook from New york,Pretty much a family affair.Photos are from George Cook collection“.

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Another one from Facebook... the caption read:

NH FL-9s, Alco S series switchers, SW1200, and E-33 (EF-4) motors at Oak Point Yard, South Bronx NY, 11/63

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Now, for those with better eyes than I, on the Facebook post, someone suggested that there was an orange steam engine tender in the upper right. Doesn’t seem like it to me (and I don’t ever remember seeing a NH steamer in orange), but what do you think???

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Apples55 posted:

Another one from Facebook... the caption read:

NH FL-9s, Alco S series switchers, SW1200, and E-33 (EF-4) motors at Oak Point Yard, South Bronx NY, 11/63

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Now, for those with better eyes than I, on the Facebook post, someone suggested that there was an orange steam engine tender in the upper right. Doesn’t seem like it to me (and I don’t ever remember seeing a NH steamer in orange), but what do you think???

Photo is from the 1960s - long after steam was gone. The orange tender may have been used for water storage or maintenance-of-way. Will try to find a reference.

MELGAR

briansilvermustang posted:

 

         LOL...

I’m beginning to think it’s time for an intervention...  

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A great collection from my Facebook feed today... the caption gives the following info:

The date........02/04/1969

The collection.......Train Man Paul's 

The photographer.......Marty Bernard

The location........New Rochelle, NY (present day CP 217)

We have EMUs, including 4400s (Washboards)... FL-9s, Alco FA-1 and RS11s..........

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Apples55 posted:

A great collection from my Facebook feed today... the caption gives the following info:

The date........02/04/1969

The collection.......Train Man Paul's 

The photographer.......Marty Bernard

The location........New Rochelle, NY (present day CP 217)

We have EMUs, including 4400s (Washboards)... FL-9s, Alco FA-1 and RS11s..........

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Love these pics!

Peter

Great videos, Peter. I wish Lionel would make some NH steam. I like the green cars, but those black/orange are striking. Thanks for sharing.

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From my Facebook feed today... the caption read:

1967.    Grand Central Terminal.

FDNY at the scene of a fire in GCT where a fire on the New Haven Line, Track 27.   The fire sent smoke billowing through the station and into the Pan Am Building and prompting evacuations.  Even with the smoke pouring out people were demanding to know when their trains were leaving (NYT).    Image NYT

I used Track 27 many times (many years later!!!)

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From my Facebook feed today... the caption read:

1967.    Grand Central Terminal.

FDNY at the scene of a fire in GCT where a fire on the New Haven Line, Track 27.   The fire sent smoke billowing through the station and into the Pan Am Building and prompting evacuations.  Even with the smoke pouring out people were demanding to know when their trains were leaving (NYT).    Image NYT

I used Track 27 many times (many years later!!!)

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1967. The New Haven had been in bankruptcy since 1961 and would be merged into Penn Central on January 1, 1969. Deferred maintenance during those years produced events such as pictured.

MELGAR

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The New Haven Railroad's concrete coal tower still stands in Cedar Hill Yard, once the busiest yard in New England and 2.7 miles east of New Haven Union Station. Taken August 29, 2018.

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MELGAR posted:
briansilvermustang posted:

 

The New Haven Railroad's concrete coal tower still stands in Cedar Hill Yard, once the busiest yard in New England and 2.7 miles east of New Haven Union Station. Taken August 29, 2018.

MELGAR

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Great shots Mel! The TW TrainWorx Traingineers also did a custom replica of this Coaling Tower for our New Haven Custom Layout customer... thought you'd enjoy seeing the results and NO, no plans to make this a kit

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Happy Tracks!

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For those who like to run their O gauge EP-5 models on freight trains, here's one for you. While of course best known for their passenger duties, the New Haven employed its fleet of EP-5 locomotives in priority TOFC freight service operating between Cedar Hill and The Bronx during the overnight hours. I had the opportunity to correspond with a New Haven engineman who spoke very highly of the performance of the EP-5 class in this role. The railroad also tried FL9 units on these trains but a pair of them could not equal the ability of an EP-5 to maintain the schedule. Pictured below is the 378 at Oak Point Yard in The South Bronx. Photographs of EP-5s in freight service are very rare as these operations generally occurred under the cover of darkness. (Photo: Collection of Mr. Michael Robbins)

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MELGAR posted:

TRAINDAME,

If TW Trainworx offers a New Haven coal tower kit, I can assure you of at least one customer - me! Your model is incredible and your company produces absolutely outstanding products.

MELGAR

Thank you sir !

 

briansilvermustang posted:

 

     pretty cool...

OK, Brian... I give up. What is it???    If I didn’t know better, I would say it’s one of Dr. Mitch Frankenstein’s creations!!! And that’s pronounced Fronk-n-steen...

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That's Tyco's famous interpretation of the GG1 which was catalogued beginning in 1977 until 1986 or so. It utilized running gear from the company's ALCo C630. Although far from realistic, Tyco certainly appeared to sell enough of them.  A friend of mine bought one.

Bob

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For those who like to run their O gauge EP-5 models on freight trains, here's one for you. While of course best known for their passenger duties, the New Haven employed its fleet of EP-5 locomotives in priority TOFC freight service operating between Cedar Hill and The Bronx during the overnight hours. I had the opportunity to correspond with a New Haven engineman who spoke very highly of the performance of the EP-5 class in this role. The railroad also tried FL9 units on these trains but a pair of them could not equal the ability of an EP-5 to maintain the schedule. Pictured below is the 378 at Oak Point Yard in The South Bronx. Photographs of EP-5s in freight service are very rare as these operations generally occurred under the cover of darkness. (Photo: Collection of Mr. Michael Robbins)

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A lot of steam emanating from that electric locomotive!

MELGAR

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TRAINDAME,

If TW Trainworx offers a New Haven coal tower kit, I can assure you of at least one customer - me! Your model is incredible and your company produces absolutely outstanding products.

MELGAR

Melgar, you will have to make that layout expansion to fit that monster.

Danr posted:

Actually, they were called Grill cars, numbered 5000-5004.  They were converted to coaches in 1952, becoming 8370-8374.

Dan, you are correct; my error. I knew they weren't called diners. Thanks for refreshing my memory.

jackson, CEO, Not-So-Great Eastern RR, aka The Never Done Line

          Division of the Southern Adirondack Railway Cartel

 

 

Here is a link to a New Haven video.  I have seen this video before but this version has been cleaned up.

Very early are pictures of the Osgood-Bradley “American Flyer” cars and, what I believe, is the grill car we talked about.

Love the hump yard part especially the guy shooting oil into the open journal boxes.  Somewhere an environmentalist is having an aneurysm.

You also get to listen to Lowell Thomas narrate.  Enjoy

A great railroad at work

Dan

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