Search found 140 matches

by erie2521
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: Van Sweringen 1920s Railroad Merger
Replies: 1
Views: 5854

Re: Van Sweringen 1920s Railroad Merger

After the merger had been denied, the Vans tried another strategy. They announced on February 7, 1927 that the Chesapeake & Ohio would be the centerpiece of their system and the other roads would be sold to them. That one was rejected in 1929. Another unsuccessful attempt would have involved the con...
by erie2521
Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: When did the West Shore get merged into the NYC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

Re: West Shore Question

Thanks for the info, Scot. What I had in mind is more when the NYC integrated the actual operations. As late as the turn of the century, West Shore operations such as passenger excursions were advertised as "West Shore". In particular, I was curious as to the freight operations on the West Shore bet...
by erie2521
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: DL&W Division Points-Buffalo & ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Re: DL&W Division Points-Buffalo & ?

How about Groveland? Somebody told me years ago that they had a number of crews working out of there. I know they used pushers up Dansville Hill and occasionly up the Linwood grade as well. Probably wayfreights. Anything else? Ted
by erie2521
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: When did the West Shore get merged into the NYC?
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

When did the West Shore get merged into the NYC?

When the NYC&HR took over the West Shore, they renamed it the West Shore Railroad and let it keep its identity and run its own show for a number of years. About when did the West Shore get integrated into the NYC? I know by the 1930's, the West Shore between Syracuse and Wayneport was referred to in...
by erie2521
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Genesee Valley Transportation Family (DLWR, FRR, MAN, DL)
Topic: Remembering the Falls road Railroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 16831

Re: Remembering the Falls road Railroad...

I recall setting up at Lee Road around 1955 to get a shot of the westbound passenger train. The Falls Road was still double track at that time. I was there no longer than fifteen minutes and got not only the passenger train but also a westbound freight and two eastbound wayfreights. IIRC the NYC had...
by erie2521
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: PRR Jersey City, 1883
Replies: 10
Views: 3123

Re: PRR Jersey City, 1883

In the June 1868 Official Guide, the section for the Northern Central states: "Trains are run by Erie Railway time, as shown by the standard clock in the Div. Superintendent's office, Elmira."
by erie2521
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: New York - Canada Railroad Bridges
Replies: 25
Views: 2646

Re: New York - Canada Railroad Bridges

One reason would be that there are no longer any through lines that go to Niagara Fall directly such as the Falls Road or the Lehigh Valley. Everything has to go through Buffalo to get there.
by erie2521
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Livonia, Avon, & Lakeville Family (LAL, BH, WNYP)
Topic: Visiting from down under
Replies: 5
Views: 7208

Re: Visiting from down under

If you plan to visit Lakeville, you shouldprobably contact the LA&L office and get permission to wander around. They have instituted some rules about that. Probably for their facilities on the WNY&P as well. Ted
by erie2521
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Scoping study for Rochester intermodal station
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Scoping study for Rochester intermodal station

Remember back in the early 1950's, there was a similar proposal for a consolidated rail-bus terminal? IIRC, the tab was $500K for the building and another $300K for such things as roads, equipment and the like. This was the same time as the airport was being moved from Scottsville Rd. to its present...
by erie2521
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: Why did NYC lease the Peanut in 1858?
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: Why did NYC lease the Peanut in 1858?

I think untrr-author is quite correct. The line was originally built by the New York & Erie who completed it from Canandaigua to Suspension Bridge in 1854. It was named the Canandaigua and Niagara Falls and was part of their route from Elmira to Suspension Bridge. This route was built in three seper...
by erie2521
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: Electrification on the Erie Rochester Division
Replies: 12
Views: 4606

Re: Electrification on the Erie Rochester Division

The author of those two articles on the Erie electrification was W.N.Smith, an engineer with Westinghouse. He actually wrote a number of these articles for various trade magazines. (Another one was the Electric Railways Journal.) These articles were very similar but would go into more detail about t...
by erie2521
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Erie Railroad Avon, NY Roundhouse
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Erie Railroad Avon, NY Roundhouse

If you look at the 1902 map, (1) The wye had not yet been constructed, (2) The turntable, etc. was still the original one on the east side of the yard and (3) The land on both sides of the Attica branch was owned by Herbert Wadsworth. In 1905, the railroad purchased eleven acres of this property bet...
by erie2521
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: Erie and EL traffic levels
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re: Erie and EL traffic levels

Sorry, I forgot to mention that it covered both the main and Graham lines but did not have separate parts for each -sort of mixed in together. Not being familiar with the tower and junction names in area, it was a hard trainsheet to read. Ted
by erie2521
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Topic: Erie and EL traffic levels
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re: Erie and EL traffic levels

This is not exactly what you requested but I have the dispatcher's train sheet for the stretch between Sparrowbush (just west of Port Jervis) and Newburgh Jct. for Wednesday, July 23, 1958. I would assume that the symbol freights listed would have come off the Delaware Division. This is a hard train...
by erie2521
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Rochester City Council seeks approval for new station work
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Rochester City Council seeks approval for new station wo

I'm not sure of my dates or other facts on this but about 60 years ago, there was a proposal for a combined bus-train station. I think the estimated cost was about $500,000 - less than this engineering estimate. I also think that this was a county proposal, rather than city because they were plannin...

Go to advanced search