Flight of the Century

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:54 PM

Great stuff Wanswheel. Speechless

As to the New York Times Article.....pretty thin, that's it? 

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:42 PM

You know, my father wanted to buy the Tenafly station when commuter service stopped there in 1966 and the station closed.

That's interesting.  Of course the station looked very different then than it does in the pictures.

All the while I was growing up (we moved to 81 Joyce Rd. when I was 2 1/2, between 1958 and 1959) the station had very deep outside valances in dark wood.  Those were removed when the station was given an extensive historic restoration, making it look radically different.  I think some of the outside beams were subsequently added back, but it's still much more 'upright' and 1830-ish than the way I remember it with 'Day of the Dead' paint-scheme RS units and Stilwells in front.

Interestingly there was a series of historic 'cold cast' station models in roughly N scale (at least that was the approximate gauge of the molded track in front) that included this station.  I was lucky enough to find one down here and parked my N-scale EL RS3 in front on my desk for a shot of on-demand nostalgia...

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:04 PM

Hey Overmod, are those "cold-cast" N gauge stations still available, and if so Do you know who sells them.  I don't do N gauge anymore, I'm back to O and lovin' it, but an N gauge Tenafly station would be fun to have.

I DID see a custom-built model of the Tenafly station in O scale at a train show several years back, but no way could I afford the $1,000 price the guy wanted for it!  Never saw it again at any other show, so I suppose someone bought it.


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