Shorpy MDT Shops Photo


thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 

 

http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing.

 

Bob Chaparro


Jack Burgess
 

Notice the Fox truck side frames next to worker with the wheelbarrow...

 

Jack Burgess

 

Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 

 

http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing.

 

Bob Chaparro





Tony Thompson
 

Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 

     
    The same photo is on page 84 of Roger Hinman's MDT book, and is from the Library of Congress.

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CJ Riley
 

With all that ivy, it looks like one of my structure models. I wonder what flaw it's covering up.

CJ Riley
Port Ludlow WA

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On Thu, 6/5/14, thecitrusbelt@yahoo.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Shorpy MDT Shops Photo
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 2:07 PM


 











Here is a link to a circa 1904
photo of the Merchants
Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch
(present-day East
Rochester), New
York. 


 

http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption

 

Click on the photo to enlarge
it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight
car parts is amazing.

 

Bob Chaparro











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boomer44 <boomer44@...>
 

Sad to say no serious effort was ever made to preserve the "shops" as a link to our past. Some of it is still there but you need to know what your looking for.

Gordon Spalty
Rochester,NY


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Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption
 
Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."
 
Note that repair parts are organized and sorted for easy retrieval.  Even if you give allowances for a posed photo, this makes sense if your business is repairing cars in a timely manner, unlike the Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap" approach model railroaders fall in love with.
 
Ben Hom


Misc Clark
 

"Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap""     hahahahahaha...
Clark Cone


On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption
 
Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."
 
Note that repair parts are organized and sorted for easy retrieval.  Even if you give allowances for a posed photo, this makes sense if your business is repairing cars in a timely manner, unlike the Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap" approach model railroaders fall in love with.
 
Ben Hom



Bruce Smith
 

Lat year, when I visited the Strasburg Railroad (a time machine that takes you back into the steam era, with lots of steam era freight and passenger cars), I noted that their stock piles of repair parts outside the shops looked very similar to those in the National Archives (and Shorpy) photo of the MDT shops.


Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/


"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."


On Jun 6, 2014, at 9:44 AM, Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC] wrote:

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption
 
Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."
 
Note that repair parts are organized and sorted for easy retrieval.  Even if you give allowances for a posed photo, this makes sense if your business is repairing cars in a timely manner, unlike the Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap" approach model railroaders fall in love with.
 
Ben Hom


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The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."


    I found the parts pile/stack for Fox trucks interesting.
-- 
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Michael Aufderheide
 

Are those brake shoes stacked up like firewood?

 

Mike Aufderheide


Charles Hladik
 

And those couplers sure look like KD #4's.
Chuck Hladik
 

In a message dated 6/6/2014 10:44:22 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Here is a link to a circa 1904 photo of the Merchants Despatch Transportation Company shops in Despatch (present-day East Rochester), New York. 
 
http://www.shorpy.com/node/8253?size=_original#caption
 
Click on the photo to enlarge it.  The amount of detail in the way of freight car parts is amazing."
 
Note that repair parts are organized and sorted for easy retrieval.  Even if you give allowances for a posed photo, this makes sense if your business is repairing cars in a timely manner, unlike the Allen/Sellios-inspired "piles of crap" approach model railroaders fall in love with.
 
Ben Hom