ID this location?

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nyandw
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ID this location?

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Any ideas where this was?
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northpit
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Re: ID this location?

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west switch to wye in Montauk?
put it on the north pit

krispy
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Re: ID this location?

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I was thinking Montauk Yard also, but facing North. That could be the old Navy torpedo shop at his back (still exists today but with condos behind it now). If that's the case, the engine is on the Main, 1 yard is at his feet and that switch behind him is a long-gone siding going to the Navy shop. Anyone got a map of the yard post-WW II? It could be facing South and the switch to the wye, but I'd look for the telephone/telegraphy wires that were on that side of the yard then.

nyandw
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Re: ID this location?

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krispy wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 pm
I was thinking Montauk Yard also, but facing North. That could be the old Navy torpedo shop at his back (still exists today but with condos behind it now). If that's the case, the engine is on the Main, 1 yard is at his feet and that switch behind him is a long-gone siding going to the Navy shop. Anyone got a map of the yard post-WW II? It could be facing South and the switch to the wye, but I'd look for the telephone/telegraphy wires that were on that side of the yard then.
Does this help? http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtr ... 2emery.jpg

SwingMan
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Re: ID this location?

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I was thinking Quogue as a wildcard, facing west. Photographer standing on the Main and the train in the Passing Siding.

nyandw
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It looks like stacked piles of lumber inside a fence. I think this is just a lumber yard somewhere. And . . although the FM locomotive pulled freights from time to time, this train would be a passenger one because Emery wouldn't be dressed up in uniform if he were in freight service. And, with the shadows, this view is looking NW.

SwingMan
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Passenger Extra? Fan trip possibly?

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