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Lackawanna Consortium Nov 13, 2017

  1. Lackawanna Consortium

    Lackawanna Consortium New Member

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    Hi everyone, my name is Paul and I live in the suburbs of New York City. I have been interested in trains and railroads since about 6 or 7 years of age when my father took me to work with him on the job. He was a clerk who handled track assignments and kept track of the boxcars for the Pennsylvania Railroad in their yard on the west side of Manhattan. A small switch engine would cross 12th avenue with about 8 cars at a time pulling them off cars floats that crossed the Hudson River. I currently have a 3 x 5 foot layout in N gauge in the basement which I hope to expand as time allows. Respectfully Paul C.
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome Paul and glad to have you with us! Feel free to post some photos of your layout if you wish.

    You've probably seen them, but Morning Sun books has published two books that may interest you -- New York Harbor Railroads In Color Volumes 1 and 2.
     
  3. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard, Paul.
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to Trainboard, Paul, from a native New Yorker. Haven't been back there for many years, though.
     
  5. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard! I’ll be in NYC for a few days in about a month from now.
     
  6. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Paul, welcome, happy to have you aboard.

    I may have watched some of your father's work from my father's sixth floor office window at the corner of 11th and West St. Dad would take me to his office every so often in the late 1940's and early 1950's because I loved to watch trains. I'd sit for hours watching switchers working the ferry docks, going along West St., and running up and down the High Line. The most exciting time was watching the Pennsy, Erie, and Central steam ferries working back and forth across the River. I thought the walking beams that connected the engines to the propeller shafts were neat.

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  7. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member

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    Hello, Paul. Welcome aboard. :)
     
  8. Jeepy84

    Jeepy84 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard Paul!
     
  9. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    welcome to Trainboard.com
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  11. WFOJeff

    WFOJeff TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome aboard Paul!
     

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