Holeee Toledo

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Holeee Toledo
Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:48 PM

We seem to be mentioning Toledo a lot lately so here we are:

Holy Toledo!

 
 
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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:40 PM

  — One more 

 RR_Postcards_0009 by Edmund, on Flickr

Cheers, Ed

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Posted by Enzoamps on Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:06 PM

Cool, thank you.

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Posted by divebardave on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:19 PM

Busy Place back then,,now its a ghost city

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:43 PM

We're a 3 CUT state!  Wink

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:32 PM

How about that ! Cleveland, Cincinnati and Central. One name should be OUT.. 'Ohio'. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:14 PM

Jeez, that aerial shot looks like a dream O gauge layout come to life!

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:26 PM

I see the station was opened in 1950.

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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:58 AM

Miningman
One name should be OUT... 'Ohio'.

But there will be relatively few 'terminals' in Ohio, at least where passengers are concerned.  Toledo is already, explicitly, not one.  (It might be argued that the "Terminal Tower" complex really isn't, either) 

I have already had occasion to rue the absence of ferry service across Lake Erie ... but I doubt there will be even nonintermodal 'terminal' opportunities for any north/south traffic, or much Amtrak or regional use of stub-ended station facilities for the range of 'through' trajectories.  (If a 'Cincinnati Mercury' ceased to pay, and a lightweight replacement could fail even by 1957, is there really any sense in maintaining 'union' size 'terminal' facilities?)  So retaining the "T" doesn't make much sense to me in Ohio.

I'd playfully look the other way, following the amusing example of the Columbus facility of sainted memory and adaptive-reuse 'partial preservation' -- the acronym CUS seems strangely appropriate. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:23 AM

Considering that the B&O and the Erie paralleled each other through Akron, I found it 'odd' that they didn't combine their efforts into a single Akron station, rather they had separate stations on opposite sides of their parrallel rights of way, within a block or so of each other.

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Posted by rrnut282 on Sunday, March 22, 2020 12:25 PM

Overmod

...I'd playfully look the other way, following the amusing example of the Columbus facility of sainted memory and adaptive-reuse 'partial preservation' -- the acronym CUS seems strangely appropriate.

There is also MUS down the road.  (Marion Union Station) It served three out of four roads that were adjacent.  

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:16 PM

Well if any of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Central or Columbus received a major rebuilding and refurbishing at some point they could have called it " (name) Union New Terminal but the acronym would be totally nuclear. Totally. Nuclear.  

They would probably do it in England though.  

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:20 PM

Before Cleveland had a CUT it had a CUD.

After CUT opened Pennsy stayed but I guess they refused to call it "Penn Station".

Soft hearts avert your eyes.

You've been warned!

Thank God they saved it!

Worchester Mass. in case you're wondering.  http://www.vistadome.com/wus/ 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:57 PM

My God, those building interiors!  It looks like the Reichs Chancellery after the 8th Air Force got through working on it!  

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:07 AM

Penny Trains
Soft hearts avert your eyes.

Worcester (note sp. -- also correct for the sauce) Union Station was rebuilt to the tune of over $32 million in the last half of the '90s ... with one track.

It is now about halfway through a plan to give it a raised center platform and another track.  

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Posted by Penny Trains on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:30 PM

Overmod
Worcester (note sp.

New keyboard.  Wink

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:36 PM

Worcester--yes, one of those English names that is not pronouced the way it is spelled. I do not know just how the people in Worcester, Pa., pronounce the name of their town.

Howeer, P. G. Wodehouse spelled the name of one of his primary characters "Wooster."

For that matter, my last name is one syllable (my wife remarked that people who read  it cannot pronouce it --making it two syllables--and people who hear it cannot spell it--omitting the penultimate letter-- "e").

Johnny

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Posted by MidlandMike on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:39 PM

According to Wiki, Worcester also has transit/intercity buses, a restaurant, and now is the home of the Cannabis Control Commission.  No wonder they need a second platform track.

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, March 23, 2020 8:43 PM

MidlandMike

According to Wiki, Worcester also has transit/intercity buses, a restaurant, and now is the home of the Cannabis Control Commission.  No wonder they need a second platform track.

 

Big Smile

Johnny

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