Some Random Classic Pics perhaps worthy of Discussion

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:31 PM


Check out that before and after picture 2nd and 3rd down! 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:21 PM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:36 PM

Yeah Vince, to make a long story short when Conrail came about and the Jersey Central was folded into same the Jersey City terminal, freight yards, and Communipaw engine terminal and shops weren't needed anymore, and were demolished in the 1980's.

The old CNJ passenger terminal survives as Liberty State Park, but everything else is, to use a Lucius Beebe phrase, "Gone with the snows of yesteryear..."

Like it was never there.

i'm sure I lined this video clip before, but for those who haven't seen it, here's an excerpt from the Jersey Central promotional film of 1949 " The Big Little Railroad."

And again, everything you see in the Jersey City terminal area is gone.  Staggering really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYeg5A6jBE  

PS:  I couldn't help but notice that YouTube says "Comments are disabled for this video."  No surprise, considering there's a lot of railfans in New Jersey and some of them are pretty intense there was probably a lot of profanity involved!  The old CNJ had a lot of fans!

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Posted by Backshop on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:58 PM

Nothing looks tougher than an anthracite road Consol or Mikado with a Wootten firebox.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:09 PM

Communipaw is gone? See I didn't know that. Thought it was one of those important strategic locations that would live forever. Nice notice on the City Skyline in the background. Heck of a big engine. Huge tender! With all Diesel assassins lurking about its days are numbered for sure. 

Sorry to hear the Terminal is gone and wouldn't it be nice if they kept that Mikado. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:52 PM

Ahhhh, Shot Two!  One of the Jersey Central's big beefy Mikados!

They didn't save none of them neither!  Dammit.

Still, a nice shot of the Communipaw Engine Terminal, with New York City in the background.  Now Communipaw's gone like it was never there.   Crying 

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Some Random Classic Pics perhaps worthy of Discussion
Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:16 PM

Have these odds and ends Pics that perhaps you may enjoy or are worthy of discussion.

1) Big big power on the Reading 

2) Beefy Power on Jersèy Central 

3) New Haven Alco DL109's in glorious colour

4) A nice break from look alike F's... a full set of Baldwin Sharks in A-B-B-A formation. Wouldn't it be great to hear these burble by with a mixed manifest instead of a string of coal hoppers. 

 

 

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