Re: Need Help with Photo Location

Rich Yoder

Thtat's a great old photo. Where did you find it?

Sincerely, Rich Yoder
7 Edgedale Court
Wyomissing PA 19610-1913
610-678-2834 after 6:00PM est until 10:00PM

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Robert Bogie
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:35 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Need Help with Photo Location


The photo was taken on the NYC Electric Division. The exact location is
at the south end of the Mott Haven coach yard. The large building behind
the reefers is a US Post Office building and the interlocking tower to
the right is MO Tower. The cars are sitting on the mainline from Grand
Central Terminal and at that point they are curving to the west to head
towards Spuyten Duyvil, before turning to the north to Harmon and then
points west. The tracks that can be seen in the foreground are the
approach leads to Mott Haven yard and part of yard A. Out of view in the
foreground are the mainline tracks for the Harlem Division. To the left
out of view is the road overbridge for E 149th Street. Also out of view
to the right of the photo and behind MO tower are the two tracks that
connect the mainline to the Harlem Division and the Port Morris branch,
which is where you would normally expect to see freight cars. So the
photo raises the question of why these freight reefers are sitting on
this busy passenger mainline. The date would be prior to mid sixties,
judging by the manicured garden in the middle of the photo. A similar
view of this location can be seen on page 15 in the book by HF Cavanaugh
titled "New York Central System Gone But Not Forgotten".


Robert Bogie
Melbourne, Australia

--- Original Message -----
From: Lancaster James
To: STMFC@... ; milktrains@...
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2008 4:48 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Need Help with Photo Location

I have obtained a photo of a Chateau Martin wine car in a train of
reefers. The photo is at
Does anyone recognize the location? The tracks in the foreground
with the third rail probably indicate someplace in or near New York

Jim Lancaster


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