NYC WW l in Anderson IN

rhensley_anderson Apr 7, 2022

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is WW I. It was taken from around the Big Four station in Anderson Indiana on the street side. Although I don't know what the occasion was, it is a great picture.

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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wonderful capture of the time period!
     
  3. fitz

    fitz TrainBoard Member

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    Great picture, Roger. Like Kurt said, that time period. What a difference in the way people now dress.
     
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  4. Doug Gosha

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    I've seen that picture before, somewhere. I remember the guy with the lighter-colored big overcoat, in front, and the guy with one foot hanging over the curb, at right.

    Doug
     
  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Looks Scottish, like he has a kilt on? And flowers in his hand, wonder what is the occasion?
     
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  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett TrainBoard Member

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    Cool photo Mr Anderson!

    Good to see the flag with 48 stars.

    Joe
     
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  7. logodave

    logodave New Member

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    Roger,
    I'm new here and love the pictures you post. But many are not available. Did they get lost in
    a website update? I have gone back 90 pages or so and am not seeing anything as I go back in time.
    Dave
     
  8. Hardcoaler

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    I'm not certain, but I think I recall that a software update some years ago had the unfortunate consequence of pulling the plug on many images. I agree, Roger has some great pictures and interesting recollections.
     
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  9. logodave

    logodave New Member

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    Thanks for the updates, also did the Indiana Railroads bull session website go down?

    I used to follow that one but can't access that anymore. It seems like all the cool railroad stuff online is disappearing.

    Oh well, I guess I came to the game too late.
     
  10. Hardcoaler

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    Looks like it moved to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/indrrbs/
     
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  12. W Neal

    W Neal TrainBoard Member

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    Does this depot still stand?
     
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  14. logodave

    logodave New Member

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    Hardcoaler, Indiana Railroads Bull Session moving to Facebook means that they gave up. It was a wonderful website that
    got messed up people posting sightings and a lack of website management. The guy who ran it did not know what he was doing,
    hence, the website abolished.

    Just think of all the hours of time spent by people loading and writing railroad related stories information and pics.

    Everytime someone posts a picture, it's lost forever.

    Gone, lost.

    It's going to happen here also,

    actually it's already happened.

    Facebook is a joke which I will have no part of.

    If no one can keep a website together related to trains, we are screwed.

    Our history is lost.

    HIS TORY + His story lost. SAD


    Dave
     
  15. Hardcoaler

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    It's frustrating to be sure. I'm a member of an interlocking tower group that has largely suffered the same fate, with lots of valuable historic detail lost. We had a very large Excel list of U.S. interlocking tower locations going back to early days, all with excellent detail. There was a core group of us who participated with additions and corrections submitted to the group's leader who quickly made the edits. The leader became busy with other efforts and passed his function to someone who was not knowledgeable about the topic nor trained in use of Excel. In short order, the data was hopelessly ruined and when I sent messages to make corrections, nothing was done and new submissions were ignored. Today, there's but a small handful of members remaining and I no longer participate.

    I think a lot of webmasters begin with great enthusiasm. They then realize maintaining a website is much more work than they thought and let it run on auto pilot, where it eventually crashes. I'm a member in another historic group and its webmaster is smart. He's an excellent communicator and plans to simplify the site for easier maintenance.
     
  16. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If referencing an update here, yes. Unfortunately that did happen. It was an unintended consequence of changing to a quite different style of software. :(
     
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  17. Doug Gosha

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    Software developers (not you guys) who don't really know what they are doing. We had guys like that at Telex who would lose large swaths of databases through carelessness or ignorance.

    Doug
     

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