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Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

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    Two more towers, including the RDG's at Weston, NJ [07/1981] and the CNJ's Bank Tower at Red Bank, NJ [10/1983]. Both are gone I think.

    1981-07 002 Tower Weston NJ - for upload.jpg 1983-10 007 BANK Tower Red Bank NJ - for upload.jpg
     
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    Two derelict towers here. The first is the CNJ's backlit WH Tower at Whitehouse, NJ [06/1980] and the other the DL&W's at Port Morris, NJ [02/1983]. Port Morris was located at the eastern end of the Lackawanna's New Jersey Cutoff, an engineering wonder of its age. WH is gone and I think Port Morris is gone as well.

    1980-06 003 WH Tower Whitehouse NJ - for upload.jpg 1983-02 004 Tower Port Morris NJ - for upload.jpg

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    Nice ex-Conrail SD50/60, Akirasho! It still blows my mind CR opted for Flexicoil trucks on those engines. One would think the HT-C trucks were better riding, better adhesion, and better in general train handling...

    Following the break up of a log jam at Soo Tower, a local gets on the move dragging a cut of cars forward past the diamonds and back into the old GN yard.

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    Taken in Neenah, WI 5 September 2020 on the head end of the yard job.

    She's a GP40-R, and Railroad Picture Archives.net shows her as having been built in 1969.
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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    Is the paper mill still there? I hope so. There have been a great many mills closed in the last 20 years.
     
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    In other words, cheap!;)

    Saved a few bucks on every loco.
     
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    The Foundry is still there. SO is the mill as far as I know.
     
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  10. Doug Gosha

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    Anybody know what Neenah, WI is particularly famous for?

    Doug
     
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  11. Doug Gosha

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    I love the towers.

    In my parents' hometown of Taopi, MN, there was a structure that served both the Milwaukee Road and CGW and was, of course, located at the crossing of the two railroads. It was only a single story but they still called it a tower.

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    Two CNJ towers and a CNJ dwarf signal here. First is BOYD Tower (formerly RA) at Raritan, NJ, which still stands and is used by NJ Transit [02/1983]. The addition was grafted on by the CNJ to house a Dispatcher and add office space. Second is EXCEE Tower (formerly XC) at Roselle Park, NJ which stood into the early 1990s. [03/1983] Lastly, is the dwarf signal as seen near BANK Tower in Red Bank, NJ. [10/1983] Note the armstrong levers.

    1983-02-20 004 Raritan NJ - for upload.jpg 1983-03 005 EXCEE Tower Roselle Park NJ -  for upload.jpg 1983-10 008 Red Bank NJ - for upload.jpg
     
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    The Lehigh Valley's Bellewood Tower (also known as OX) stood on a hillside at the east portal of Musconetcong Tunnel at Pattenburg, NJ. I think Bellewood was built in 1927 at the same time the new double track tunnel was completed. These slides were taken 07/1982. I don't know if Bellewood still stands. Happily, the Valley's main remains busy under NS ownership.

    1982-07-24 003 Bellewood [OX] Tower Pattenburg NJ- for upload.jpg 1982-07-24 004 Bellewood [OX] Tower Pattenburg NJ - for upload.jpg
     
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    Manhole covers.
     
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    I used to have a fair pile of LV train orders from Coxton, PA. Mixed in with them many orders copied as "OX". Which has me wondering if Coxton was another OX. Having duplicate telegraph calls, on different divisions was not unusual, decades ago.
     
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  16. Hardcoaler

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    Interesting, I didn't know that. The B&O as another example had two Q Towers, one at Hardman, WV and one at Hyndman, PA. Fun Fact: I read somewhere that the LV's yard at Coxton, PA and the Erie's in Croxton, NJ were a source of constant confusion in the early days of CR. :confused:
     
  17. Doug Gosha

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    Correctomundo!

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    Some of the towers were/are pretty big, aren't they. The Boyd tower, for example.

    Doug
     
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  19. BoxcabE50

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    B&O has other duplications, both train order offices and towers. From memory, one was at WS Junction (Butler), PA and WS Junction (Watson), Indiana.
     
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    Two Espee slides, with the first at Pueblo, CO [10/1996] the other at Tucumcari, NM [06/1997].

    1996-10-26 006 Pueblo CO - for upload.jpg 1997-06-14 004 Tucumcari NM - for upload.jpg
     

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