A FIRST! A railroad video filmed from a jet ski

DJ of DJsTrains Aug 22, 2022

  1. DJ of DJsTrains

    DJ of DJsTrains TrainBoard Member

  2. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

    What you identify as the AVL bridge in the early part of the video was the B&O's bridge across the Allegheny River on the P&W Subdivision that ran from Laughlin Jct. past the open train order offices at FY Tower, Etna, Bakerstown and Eidenau and onto UN Tower at New Castle. All positions I worked between the Summer of 1967 and 1970.

    FY Tower was bolted to the side of the bridge near the South end of the bridge. I worked FY in the Summer of 1967 and learned two things. 1. Don't leave your thermos on your working desk when you go out of the office to inspect a passing train and expect to find it there when you return to OS the train. 2. Herr's Island in the middle of the river housed a rendering plant for animal proteins and the production of 'green' hides from the animals processed. In the pre-EPA days of 1967 and 'waste liquid' from the plant was dumped into the river a 6 PM daily. If the Wind was from a Northerly type direction - there was no way you would be able to FORCE your lunch down you throat. It was an accomplishment if you made it from 6 PM to quitting time without retching and gagging.

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