NYC 1936 AHS at Depot

rhensley_anderson Jun 27, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    In 1936, the Anderson High School Coral Club met at the NYC Depot for a trip East
    (And this is the last of the Depot pix)

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  2. acptulsa

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    Interesting little tower.
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Was the tower that tall so a gate operator could see a train approaching and climb down to lower the gates before the train whistled?
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I think that was the deal, though electrically activated gates might have been in use by then, as was the case of this crossing gate tower I shot in May 1981 in Newark, NJ.

    1981-05 Newark NJ - for upload.jpg
     
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  5. rhensley_anderson

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    Yes, electrically activated gates were in operation in Anderson then.
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Wow, that must be the whole town that showed up!
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Looks like the entire scene was no longer in any RR use?
     
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  8. rhensley_anderson

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    I'm sorry? What do you mean?
     
  9. Hardcoaler

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    I think you're right. I took the shot while driving to or from Newark Airport and I can't recall where the crossing tower was.
     
  10. Doug Gosha

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    Roger, I was thrown by that, too, but he was referring to Hardcoaler's photo.

    Doug
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. Note quoted post, and that my inquiry was to Hardcoaler.
     
  12. rhensley_anderson

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  13. RH Hunnings

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    You seem to have a lot of historic NYC photographs. I particularly enjoyed the ones from Wilkerson and Richmond. I worked for White Petroleum in Shirley, just a few miles away, for 10 years. Also I traveled from Richmond to Terre Haute when I was very young in the mid-50s. Richmond station is now a real estate office. I grew up in Connersville and I would like to model the NYC freight station. Do you have any pictures?
     
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  14. rhensley_anderson

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    Just one.

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  15. RH Hunnings

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    Thank you very much. As I remember it, the station had 3 sections. The office was facing the street with an open-air loading section where the boxcar is located and then an enclosed freight storage area, all under one roof. Unfortunately, it was demolished long before I was old enough to be interested in railroading. I never saw the steam engine only a Baldwin diesel switcher. The Whitewater Valley Railroad has a station in this general area now.
     
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  16. fitz

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    Roger, what was the population of Anderson then? That is a big crowd, but then that was back when people actually travelled by train.
     
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  17. Point353

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  18. gmorider

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    Good pic. Very "in your face" railroad scene, so to speak. I like the nitty gritty feel here. Thx.
     
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