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Posted by matthewsaggie on Sunday, May 07, 2017 9:18 PM

one for Balt- Relay Maryland near Thomas Viaduct

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-snh0Cuo3LEI/T_go45lxaFI/AAAAAAAAAi0/xUWS7V37g7c/s1600/The+garden,+hotel,+and+passengers+at+the+Relay+station-hotel+ca.+1880%27s.+Courtesy+of+the+Enoch+Pratt+Free+Library.JPG

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Sunday, May 07, 2017 9:24 PM

one for Balt- Relay Maryland near Thomas Viaduct - Hotel and Station stood in the junction of the old main line and the Washington line of the B&O.

see this if someone can heat it:

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:25 PM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:50 PM

A location may surprize some is Bristol, Va.

The new SOU RR line from Johnson City proceeded by the main station ( located west of the track ) to a switch off the main going to the west.  South of the diverging switch was SOU RR property and was N&W main track north of that station switch. The line actually split the platform canopy with the platform continuation along the N&W main.

  This line to the west was for SOU RR service on the old V&SW  ( Virginia and South Western ). Service was to Gate City, Big Stone Gap, Appalachia.  Connecting to L&N for service to Corbin, Lexington, Frankfort, Cincinnati, and north. Had express, RPO, Coach, and sleepers due to inacessibility factors. Grandfather may have served as a pullman conductor briefly.

Don't know when service to Appalachia ended but believe early 1930s.

Of course the N&W main north of Bristol was always more busy

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Posted by Readingfan2124 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:46 AM
Union Station in DC, PRR stations @ Baltimore, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh & 30th Street in Philadelphia for starters
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Posted by Readingfan2124 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:58 AM
On the Reading was Wayne Jct., Jenkintown, Bethlehem (w/LV), Allentown (w/CNJ), Norristown, Lansdale, Tamaqua (another one inside a wye), East Mahanoy Jct., Lehighton (LV & CNJ), Palmerston (LV & Chestnut Ridge), etc
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Posted by Readingfan2124 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:00 AM
Roanoke on N&W
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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:08 AM

Walton, Va., on the N&W--the line from Roanoke splits here with one leg going towards Bluefield, and the other leg going to Bristol.

Granger, Wy., on the UP--you can go to the Pacific Northwest or to Ogden.

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Posted by acmatth on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:16 PM

Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania where the Northern Central RR and Hanover Junction, Hanover and Gettysburg RR diverged.

 

 

 

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Posted by Bobkat525 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:21 PM
While we're in New England -- Bellow Falls Vermont.
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Posted by richg1998 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:20 PM

Union Station in Northampton, Ma was served by four roads at one time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_(Northampton,_Massachusetts)

Two lines are now rail trails I ride on a bicycle a lot. They will soon cross under the one line still in use.

https://trainsinthevalley.org/northampton-underpass/

One line passes through Easthampton, Ma where I live. One Rail trail will extend to New Haven, Ct in the near future.

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Posted by RME on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:15 PM

One of the entities that owns the Tunnel Bar has to have the coolest 'unrecognized railroad name' reference out there - Harmonic Rock LLC.

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Posted by Boyd on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:29 PM

This thread that I started would be even better with maps and more pictures.

Modeling the "Fargo Area Rapid Transit" in O scale 3 rail.

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Posted by richg1998 on Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:57 PM

Boyd

This thread that I started would be even better with maps and more pictures.

 

Easy enough. Google the different places mentioned.

I have been to Bellows Falls and White River junction.

A few years ago I saw quite a lot about White River Junction online.

A little research will show a lot with sometimes links to train forums discussions.

Below is a map you must have missed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_(Northampton,_Massachusetts)#/media/File:Highway_Grade_Crossings_Across_Railroads_in_a_part_of_the_City_of_Northampton.jpg

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Posted by bobontroy on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:12 PM

In Illinois the Chicago Peoria & St Louis had at least two depots like this...both long gone.  In Havana, IL the line from Pekin diverted on one side of the depot to Jacksonville, the other side to Springfield.  In Lock Haven, IL (near Alton) the lines diverged with one line going north to Springfield and the other west to Grafton, IL.  In both cases the depot was situated in the middle just like at Point of Rocks.  Bob F

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