National Archives photo - 13 March 1941


Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
 

It isn’t in the Navy Yard.

 

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/dlwwallaboutterm.html

 

There were additional railroad car-float terminals on Wallabout Creek – they are also documented on different parts of that website.

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, California

 


Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
 

Brian,

 

Wallabout was a car-float served DLW yard adjacent to Wallabout Creek.  Looks like it would have been very difficult to work.

 

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, California


Ian Cranstone
 

On Apr 16, 2020, at 4:49 PM, Dave Parker via groups.io <spottab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

That's a nice shot of a CN Fowler with 5-ft doors (IOW the very nice Speedwitch K104 kit). Although numerous, photos of these cars pre-AB brakes seem to be rather scarce.
That first CN car was built as Canadian Northern 83726 by Canadian Car & Foundry in January 1919 — technically, as CN had been formed the month before, it was actually delivered as a CN car (albeit with CNoR number and lettering), but it took CN another year or so to issue their renumbering guide.

The second car is a CN 504xxx series car (I can’t quite make out the number), also built by Canadian Car & Foundry, but in 1929 (the so-called CNR 1929 Standard Boxcar — very common, with some 9600 cars built from 1929-1931). This was a slightly longer (40’6” vs 36’) and slightly higher inside (8’7” vs 8’) – although the increased height does not seem obvious in this photo.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
lamontc@nakina.net
http://freightcars.nakina.net


George Courtney
 

A quick glance and that second boxcar over from the Canadian National appeared for an instant to be a G &D boxcar. Of course on closer look it's C&O.

George Courtney


David
 

C&O 5361 is an AAR 1937 box with Creco door but not the wacky Deco end that gets all the attention.

David Thompson


Dave Parker
 

Brian:

That's a nice shot of a CN Fowler with 5-ft doors (IOW the very nice Speedwitch K104 kit).  Although numerous, photos of these cars pre-AB brakes seem to be rather scarce.

Thanks for posting.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Brian Rochon
 

After additional research, it looks like it may be Wallabout Union Freight Station serving PRR, NYC/West Shore, LV, B&O, CNJ, & NYO&W at Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:13 PM
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Not DL&W.  No lines in the NY Navy Yard.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Rochon
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:02 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Not DL&W.  No lines in the NY Navy Yard.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Rochon
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Brian Rochon
 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD