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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.

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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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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:31 PM

Not sure if this one counts or not, but just in case it does...

I pulled out my copy of "The Next Station Will Be...The Northern Railroad of New Jersey (Erie)" from the Railroadians of America in 1976.

The old Northern Railroad ran from Jersey City to Nyack NY, and at Sparkill NY a branch split from the main line and ran west to Suffern, NY. It was referred to as the "Piermont Branch," although it didn't really run to Piermont anymore except for a small freight branch.

The Piermont Branch is long gone, and the Northern itself is abandoned north of the NJ/NY state line.  CSX owns what's left and would like to abandon that too.

For a cool peek at the glory days check this out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzTAGCUUMtk

Follow the "Greetings From Bergen County" links for some neat rail postcard videos.  Ahhh, like being back home...

 

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:53 PM

Now that was thoughouly enjoyable. Beautiful stations. Everything is so quaint, individual and looking like a million bucks.  Big hardwoods and lush grounds...just please don't tell me it's all parking lots and fast food joints today accented by strewn garbage and guys in hoodies. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:39 PM

Miningman

Now that was thoughouly enjoyable. Beautiful stations. Everything is so quaint, individual and looking like a million bucks.  Big hardwoods and lush grounds...just please don't tell me it's all parking lots and fast food joints today accented by strewn garbage and guys in hoodies. 

 

Not all of it.  Up to Englewood it's quite different now with a lot of industrial development.  From Tenafly northward surprisingly not too much has changed, certainly there was development from the World War One period through the 1930's that built up the town centers, and some remodeling since then, but someone from the Twenties or Thirties could be plopped down into the present day of those towns and not feel too out of place.  Away from the center of the towns there's quite a bit of development, but most of the hardwoods are still there.

Some stations have disappeared, but Englewood, Tenafly, Demarest, Closter stations still survive, adapted for other uses.  The Piermont station just over the NJ/NY border is still there as well.

Quite a bit of the American Revolution was fought in that area as well, and you REALLY have to look hard for the traces of the 18th Century, but amazingly you'll still find them if you look hard enough. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, June 03, 2017 6:27 PM

If everyone enjoyed that trip on the Northern Railroad of NJ, here's a little something else.  Miningman asked "What's changed?" so here's some examples.

First video is another postcard tour of the New York, Susquehanna and Western, west to east, about 100 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGpNjc8czhA

And for comparison, here's a head-end ride on the "Susie-Q" from a year or two ago, east to west, from Little Ferry NJ to Butler NJ on a "Toys For Tot's" train.  Some drastic changes, some not so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIJBAP9I_I

OK, I don't know why the second vid won't load, I didn't have any trouble viewing it myself.  Search "you tube nys&w cabe ride!"  and you should be able to find it. Or just search the video menu on the right side of the screen after watching postcard vid, that's how I found it.

Dad-gummit!

 

Enjoy the rides!  I certainly did!

 

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:25 PM

Very nice...found a few cab rides on the NYS&W..so much better with a fixed camera versus a handheld. 

Postcard tour terrific ...beautiful scenes. No wonder its called the Garden State. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, June 03, 2017 8:06 PM

Thanks Miningman!  New Jersey's not all factorys, junkyards, and urban decay.  There's a lot of gorgeous scenery there still to be seen.

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Posted by Deggesty on Saturday, June 03, 2017 8:39 PM

And the lower part of state, away from the eastern shore, provides quite a bit of food (or used to) for those city dwellers east of the northern part of the state--the people who nothing of whence the food comes, except that they find it in the grocery stores or in restaurants. Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! is set in that part of New Jersey, not far below Philadelphia.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:59 AM

Oh yeah, southern New Jersey (and I mean WAY south!) is like a whole 'nother state compared to the northern part where I'm from.  The wife and I went to college down there and had a little bit of culture shock in the process.

Northern NJ gravitates towards New York City (a love-hate relationship when you come down to it, but that's another story) and southern NJ gravitates towards Philidelphia.  A North-Jerseyite who moved south said it best...

"I traded the mountains for down the shore, Taylor ham for pork roll, Italian ice for water ice, subs for hoagies, 7-11's for Wawa's, buttered rolls for pretzels, but I will NEVER trade the Giants for the Eagles!"

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Posted by RME on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:06 AM

Firelock76
"I traded the mountains for down the shore, Taylor ham for pork roll, Italian ice for water ice, subs for hoagies, 7-11's for Wawa's, buttered rolls for pretzels, but I will NEVER trade the Giants for the Eagles!"

But that's not the REAL question -- does he, or doesn't he, now put mustard on his soft pretzels?

(I'm still trying to figure out whether or not bell peppers belong on a Philadelphian's cheese steak...)

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 5:50 PM

You know, I never put mustard on a soft pretzel until I "went south."  Not bad if it's brown mustard, but I still prefer 'em straight.

RME, are you old enough to remember the "Pretzel Guy" at the Garden State Plaza?  Best hot pretzels I ever had!  Some come close, but don't surpass.

Never tried bell peppers on a Philly cheesesteak.  I actually prefer 'em without onions and heavy on the cheese.  I'd TRY one with bell peppers, at least once.

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Posted by Boyd on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:15 PM

You guys are talking about everything but Bigfoot. 

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:43 PM

Boyd

You guys are talking about everything but Bigfoot. 

 

   Wanswheel, can you find us some information about Bigfoot?

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   My mind's made up.   Don't confuse me with the facts.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:42 PM

We can talk about Bigfoot if you want to.

New Jersey's got one of them too, "The Big Red Eye" of Sussex County!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 7:34 PM

Found another station with dividing lines, blundered into this one it's really obscure.

It's (or it was) the Susquehanna's Paterson (Broadway) station in Paterson NJ, it was the junction between the main line and the Paterson City Branch.  The PC Branch headed 0.7 miles to a station near downtown Paterson, while the multi-track main line continued east-west.  Both lines split right in front of the station, "Point of Rocks" on a very reduced scale, as it were.

 

 

 

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Posted by Boyd on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 8:04 PM

Firelock76

We can talk about Bigfoot if you want to.

New Jersey's got one of them too, "The Big Red Eye" of Sussex County!

 Unless you have your very own video or picture that's not blurr,,, I'd say no. I've seen many of the credible videos out there already. 

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