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

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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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.
     
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