fender52 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:22 am and there an area we called the farm where all the Civil Defense supplies were stored and left to rot. That's another story.Do tell! I've heard of another stash of CD material in the old Woodhaven underground tower that was accessible only to Signal at that time. Where else did they have CD/shelters on the LI?
Also, the EX yard was gone when I came on in the mid '90s, but a few old farts remember it not so fondly (ie epic dog-sized rats). I was always impressed by the infrastructure that had been in Flatbush terminal back in the day, for instance the old shop facility in Van, etc. We once had one of the old protect engines briefly stop in during one of the mega-blizzards in the late '90s, to get chased away in haste by the TM. I was stuffing towels and rags under the tower door to keep out the exhaust and wondered how did EX yard get switched out back in the day? This was when there was the "drafty" era with plenty of air gaps before the terminal was rebuilt. I can't imagine how bad the exhaust may have been back when the terminal was more enclosed, what did they use, diesel or electrics to switch out EX? Thanks in advance!