NYC 30th Street yard

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NYC 30th Street yard
Posted by wanswheel on Thursday, April 05, 2018 3:00 PM

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-f2e6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

 

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A33691

Nice little video looking north on 10th Ave. by New York Central 30th Street Yard

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Posted by NDG on Thursday, April 05, 2018 3:59 PM

 

Thank You!

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, April 05, 2018 4:38 PM

NYC original contanerized cargo too! Very rare on film.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:24 PM

Holy smoke wanswheel, that 10th Avenue film you dug up is fantastic!

And with sound yet!  I'll tell you, the sound makes it like a time machine, like I'm really there!  And the engineer grinning and waving out of the cab, it's like he's waving at me

Just wonderful!  Thanks for posting!

And guess what, November 2d 1928 is my mother's birthday!  She's still around too, still the feisty New York City gal.

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Posted by wanswheel on Friday, April 06, 2018 1:59 AM

This silent video shows 30th Street Yard looking northwest, and 11th Ave. looking north. Then it goes off topic. 

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Posted by wanswheel on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:56 PM

Firelock76

Holy smoke wanswheel

Thanks to the University of South Carolina film archivists.

Here's one shows a very very dark tunnel under 30th Street Yard, the light at the end of which is New Jersey...

https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A47358

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, April 06, 2018 4:03 PM

I see the Light!

What is the bugler all about? Anyone have an idea. That sound must have really rebounded all over the place in that cavernous station!

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Posted by rcdrye on Friday, April 06, 2018 4:41 PM

NYC's little switchers were a group of 10 or so 0-6-0Ts rebuilt from standard switchers and outfitted with steam dummy bodies.  Helped out by some two truck Shays, likewise with dummy bodies.

Just as gone as the steam power and wooden boxcars are the brakemen on the roofwalks.

The Penn Station footage is amazing, stopping just short of Manhattan Transfer.  The K4s that will take the train onward is on the joint PRR/H&M line off to the right.  All this before 11,000 volt overhead, with tracks exposed from the upper level concourse.  Both L5s and DD1s visible on other trains.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, April 06, 2018 5:50 PM

What's with the bugler?

I'm going to take a wild guess.  He's blowing the US Army infantry "assembly" call on that horn, so possibly it's part of an announcement to "fall in" and get ready to board.

British ocean liners used to have a bugler playing "Roast Beef Of Old England" as an announcement meals were about to be served.  Maybe that's where the Pennsy got the idea?

That cop's a hellava bugler, that call is perfection itself!

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