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by deezlfan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Delaware & Hudson
Topic: 3/12/74 - ONEONTA, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 5630

Re: 3/12/74 - ONEONTA, NY

Anyone interested in pictures of the fire before the explosion and the aftermath?
by deezlfan
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
Topic: location of Henry Ford GG1?
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: location of Henry Ford GG1?

Despite the information published in the Daily Star article, both GG1s are still in Cooperstown Jct. Some prep work and inspection
was done last year and the unit destined for the Henry Ford Museum was moved toward the remaining mainline switch. And there
it sits. Wonder if CP refused interchange?
by deezlfan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Union Carbide Niagara Falls plant - Weird boxcar (LOX)
Replies: 13
Views: 2725

Re: Union Carbide Niagara Falls plant - Weird boxcar (LOX)

If that car carries liquid oxygen, it appears as if the car is empty at the time of this shot. Liquid oxygen is a cryogenic and as such, is extremely cold. I would expect to see traces of vapor in this clear shot if the tank was holding liquid oxygen. Having worked for Linde Homecare filling and tr...
by deezlfan
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
Topic: What happens to old Railroad wooden crossbeams?
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: What happens to old Railroad wooden crossbeams?

Treating plants used to burn them for the steam required to treat the ties with creosote in the first place. Ties that were too far gone to reuse were often just dumped along the ROW. Now some tie suppliers actually broker the collection and disposal or recycling of the used ties. I would assume it ...
by deezlfan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Operations, Facilities, Maps and Resources
Topic: Latex on Coal
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

Re: Latex on Coal

Isn't this a historic procedure? Blue Coal, Sterling [silver], Gold Nugget and Reading Red Dot being some of the more common brands. The coal loads were sprayed with dust reduction as the primary reason. Someone realized that colored loads became a distinctive, marketable advertizement as it rolled ...
by deezlfan
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Delaware & Hudson
Topic: Binghamton-Scranton segment still open and used?
Replies: 11
Views: 5291

Re: Binghamton-Scranton segment still open and used?

When was the Belden Tunnel rebuilt and was it by Guilford? Yes, a Guilford era project. Last half of 1985 according to Scott Hartley author of Guilford Five Years of Change. (Did they actually use money from there own pocket?) Hum, doubtful. If I remember correctly, NYS DOT was involved in the proj...
by deezlfan
Mon May 05, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Blast from the past: Guilford under Starrucca
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

No. The rails are long gone. In fact, I think they were gone a few years before the magazine cover came out.

I did find a slide of 420 running long hood first at Lanesboro PA on Sept. 25 1985. Paint is relatively fresh at that point.
by deezlfan
Mon May 05, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Blast from the past: Guilford under Starrucca
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Wow. Almost 18 years? Guess the Alco recollection was a bust.
by deezlfan
Mon May 05, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
Topic: Blast from the past: Guilford under Starrucca
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

I seem to remember a very similar photo on the front cover of one of the railfan magazines around that same time. Vaguely remember it as Alco C420 [D&H 401] freshly repainted and renumbered 420 positioned a little closer to the bridge. Even Guilford looked good in fresh paint but there just wasn't e...
by deezlfan
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Abandoned Steam Engine outside Fly Creek, NY
Replies: 9
Views: 2355

There is or was a bed and breakfast in the Oakville area that was named The Lost Trolley. I believe it was named in honor of an electric car lost or stranded in the swampy area near Fly Creek. I will try to see if I can find any reference to it.
by deezlfan
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Catskill Mountain Railroad News - 2008
Replies: 344
Views: 52923

Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith NY. To pick up the rest of the roadbed you need to look on the other side of County Rte. 10. Do not remember the reason the roadbed was disrupted in that area.
by deezlfan
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: CP Rail Holiday Train Schedule
Replies: 53
Views: 11209

Next a few shots while parked at Gas Ave. There is NO good photo locations of the entire train available from this location. The right of way is too overgrown. The Daily Star reporter managed a great shot walking down the side of the train, but police and RR people were preventing all others from ge...
by deezlfan
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: CP Rail Holiday Train Schedule
Replies: 53
Views: 11209

Went off to Oneonta to catch the train which was scheduled for 4:15 at the Gas Ave. crossing. As I entered Oneonta from the west, I noticed the Holiday Train creeping up the 'wrong' main to get around a Binghamton bound train waiting for clear track. It looked good for my planned shot of the train c...
by deezlfan
Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Delaware & Hudson
Topic: D&H RS11 Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3563

There is a story about the arrival of the RF-16s that involved them being refused by some uninformed employee. Seems the higher-ups traded an equal amount of RR scrap [ possibly boxcars?] in exchange for the RF-16s. When the Baldwins showed up in interchange, no one could believe where they were con...
by deezlfan
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: CNY train Fair this weekend
Replies: 34
Views: 4569

I have been attending most of the last ten years and I think the vendor count was down quite a bit. Still the best show in NY in my opinion, but a definate drop in vendors, maybe as high as 15%. They were spread out much more than in the past which makes it easier to see the tables. Also the amount ...

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