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Terminal Railways, car floats and other neat stuff

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Terminal Railways, car floats and other neat stuff
Posted by BMMECNYC on Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:01 PM

I was flipping through my Jan 1943 ORER this evening and found a listing for Jay Street Terminal Railway.  Google brought me here:

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/IndustrialLocos.html#INDEX

Enjoy.

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Posted by 7j43k on Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:45 PM

BMMECNYC

Enjoy.

 

 

I DID!

That would NOT be a bad operation to model.  I especially like ole #3.  A scratchbuilder's delight.  Wonder if it could handle DCC/sound in there somewhere.  And then there's what sound do you use?

Very neat,

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:29 PM

BMMECNYC

Thank You for sharing that link!

That site has a huge volume of fascinating information — the deeper I dig the more fascinating it became.

Some years ago I found an old LIFE magazine article featuring the Brooklyn Army Terminal and became interested in the operations there. I'll be spending hours looking through this site, too!  Cool

Thanks Again, Ed

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Posted by BRAKIE on Sunday, October 29, 2017 7:50 PM

7j43k
That would NOT be a bad operation to model. I especially like ole #3. A scratchbuilder's delight.

Ed,Such niceties leads you down the path of ISLs and back alley railroadin'.

 

Larry

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Posted by chutton01 on Monday, October 30, 2017 11:04 AM

Phil Goldstein's "Industrial, Offline Terminal Railways And Railroad-Marine Operations..." site is indeed fascinating, and gets linked to on a regular basis from this forum (and other forums as well).
Is there any place to have this site as a perma-link (maybe under the 'Resource' tab of the website, but I am not sure under which category). Was there ever a "sticky" thread listing cool and useful external sites on the forum?

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 3:26 AM
While it can’t really be compared to the excellent Trainweb site, there is some good stuff for those interested in Car Ferry’s around Michigan, here…

Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by tstage on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:11 AM

Good stuff indeed.  Wish they'd pare back on the use of multi-/primary color fonts though.  It's an assault on my eyes. Dead

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:58 AM

Not only is that a huge resource for the railfan and modeler, but I was interested to find pages that were updated as recently as last Friday -- in contrast to some equally wonderful sites that for all practical purposes are abandoned yet still available.

I have always been interested in the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal because they were among the last to give up on steam - 1963!  There were photos in Ron Ziel's book Twilight of Steam which the public library had when I was a boy.  It was checked out alot - by me and my best friend lol.

Shades of the Northwestern Steel & Wire mill complex in Sterling IL which finally gave up on steam power (a roster of beat up 0-8-0s) around 1980-81.  You'd find the modern diesels of the BN and C&NW interchanging with WWI era USRA 0-8-0s.

Dave Nelson 

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