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by Statkowski
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Burlington Northern, GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF
Topic: BN/EL power agreement of the late 60s early 70s
Replies: 2
Views: 5578

Re: BN/EL power agreement of the late 60s early 70s

Cab signals or lack thereof would not have been a problem. EL power running on the New Haven was done occasionally, on the rare side. One story is that EL power was loaned to the New Haven for use only from Maybrook to Cedar Hill and return. One day an EL bigwig was in Springfield, Mass. waiting for...
by Statkowski
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: Fort Eustis Trackage
Replies: 20
Views: 17416

Re: Fort Eustis Trackage

When I first went to school there they were still running S-160 2-8-0s and the tracks to the base laundry were still being used.

Of course, that was a few years ago.
by Statkowski
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Lehigh and New England Railroad
Topic: L&NE and NYS&W interchange freight
Replies: 8
Views: 11155

Re: L&NE and NYS&W interchange freight

You're correct. One is more or less next to the other, but I said the wrong one. Sorry 'bout that. Anyway, once the L&NE went belly up, about the only thing holding up the NYS&W was the tunnel. And once they dropped passenger service (the Butler Day Express was always a fun train to ride), they didn...
by Statkowski
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Topic: Trackage Rights/Burning off Mileage
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Trackage Rights/Burning off Mileage

The DL&W (and E-L) granted the L&HR rights between Andover and Port Morris, N.J. As L&HR mileage on DL&W/E-L accrued, one can assume that the DL&W/E-L built up mileage they could operate over the L&HR, possibly to Warwick, N.Y. Could the DL&W/E-L burn off their mileage all the way to Maybrook, N.Y.?...
by Statkowski
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: Trackage Rights/Burning off Mileage
Replies: 0
Views: 851

Trackage Rights/Burning off Mileage

The DL&W (and E-L) granted the L&HR rights between Andover and Port Morris, N.J. As L&HR mileage on DL&W/E-L accrued, one can assume that the DL&W/E-L built up mileage they could operate over the L&HR, possibly to Warwick, N.Y.

Could the DL&W/E-L burn off their mileage all the way to Maybrook, N.Y.?
by Statkowski
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: Pennsylvania E8A 5805
Replies: 16
Views: 2741

Re: Pennsylvania E8A 5805

How about another option? 4) The wreck goes to the railroad shop, an assessment is made of reusable parts and removes them, EMD builds a shell locomotive, the reusable parts are shipped to EMD and installed by them. With this option the builder is in the best position to use or replace reusable part...
by Statkowski
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: "Pittsburgh, Binghamton & Eastern RR"?
Replies: 6
Views: 4262

Re: "Pittsburgh, Binghamton & Eastern RR"?

Between the loss of the RMS Titanic and J.P. Morgan's Corsair agreements, many grandiose railroad plans went belly up. The original PRR.NYC Cherry Tree & Dixonville RR plans were for it to continue westward from Clymer to Homer City, Pa. Its Western Branch never got beyond Sample Run Jct. a mile wes...
by Statkowski
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Feedwater Heaters
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Feedwater Heaters

Quite possibly Elesco came out first, so early users put it to use - LNE, CNJ, NH, NYC, CN, CP, etc. Then Worthington built a better mousetrap. Those engines that already had Elescos kept them, but newer engines received Worthingtons.
by Statkowski
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Feedwater Heaters
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Feedwater Heaters

The New York Central, the New Haven, the two major Canadian roads all seemed to favor Elesco feedwater heaters, yet the Pennsylvania favored Worthingtons.

Any idea why?
by Statkowski
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: R.J.Corman Railroad Group
Topic: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Line
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

Re: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Line

Still running roughly once a week, depending on availability of coal, cars and crew.

If they come down the night before they can start loading at Clymer first thing in the morning. Sometimes they come down in the morning and start loading later.

Nice schedule - they run when they run.
by Statkowski
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Routing of FDR funeral train, April 1945
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: Routing of FDR funeral train, April 1945

The New Haven was north and east (Ney York to Boston). The Pennsylvania was north and east (Washington to New York). The New York Central, however, was north and west (New York to Chicago). And that's why a westbound New Haven train was actually an eastbound New Haven train entering Grand Central Te...
by Statkowski
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Logging railroads in pennsylvania
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Logging railroads in pennsylvania

The Cambria & Indiana Railroad was originally a logging road, if that helps.
by Statkowski
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: R.J.Corman Railroad Group
Topic: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Line
Replies: 24
Views: 12272

Re: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Line

Coal from the Rosebud Mining preparation plant just north of Clymer, Pa. runs to Baltimore, Md. for export - Clymer to Keating Jct. via RJ Corman, and Keating Jct. to Baltimore via Norfolk Southern. Here's the most recent update of who originally owned what from Clymer to Keating (RJ Corman's portio...
by Statkowski
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: appalacha coal mine
Replies: 27
Views: 5748

Re: appalacha coal mine

So, was the NYC route projected to cross over into the Yellow Creek watershed at some point, or was the HCT&S not a part of this grand scheme? A 1902 shows a short stretch of the "Yellow Creek Branch" built in Homer City, while the 1900 CT 1000 mentioned a junction with the "Homer & Cherry Tree R.R...
by Statkowski
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: Port Morris Branch Melrose - Oak Point NYC PC CR CSX
Replies: 110
Views: 11331

Re: Port Morris Branch Melrose - Oak Point NYC PC CR CSX

Don't know if it's been mentioned, but the Port Morris Branch was listed in official New Haven Railroad documents as an emergency detour route for traffic between Grand Central Terminal and the main line at New Rochelle Junction. Pretty sure there would have been an electrified overlap with the inte...

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