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RE: [FJGRailroad] Mystery Photo

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  • Paul Larner
    Look at the building in the background. I don t believe there were (or are) any buildings on that side of the track any where near the Sammonsville crossing.
    Message 1 of 32 , Feb 22, 2010
      Look at the building in the background.  I don't believe there were (or are) any buildings on that side of the track any where near the Sammonsville crossing.  I was wondering if it weren't out toward Broadalbin - but the flanger marker and whistle post so close together with that terrain only occurs IIRC near Townsend Ave (and teh sun is wrong).  In the photos I have of that area however I can't make out the whistle post in the brush on the west side.  If one walks a bit further north of Townsend to the farm crossing there is a cut on the left side and the former double track right of way is more clearly observed thus I doubt this is the location.
      Near Union Ave. the whistle post and the flange board for the farm crossing may have been in close proximity however the track is on a left hand curve going north, coupled to the background which is open field on the right, it doesn't support this location when compared to photos taken at this location.
      If this is Sammonsville I would ask for more definitive photos of the area to confirm, particularly that building in the background.
      btw:  who is the photographer and what does he say?

      To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      From: fjgrailroad@...
      Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:06:22 -0500
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Mystery Photo

      Mark Wilber says Sammonsville Xing.

      Sent from my iPhone

      On Feb 21, 2010, at 8:53 PM, Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@ yahoo.com> wrote:


      I just posted a scan of a color slide here:

      http://groups.yahoo.com/ group/FJGRailroa d/photos/ album/1960951246 /pic/183128139/ view

      The year is 1975... the direction, obviously a southbound train in afternoon light... can anyone identify the location?  I suspect it is Union Avenue Extension in Johnstown...


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    • Mark Wilber
      That s what I was wondering,it may not be at a road crossing, but further back at a farm crossing prior to a road crossing.Mark
      Message 32 of 32 , Feb 24, 2010
        That's what I was wondering,it may not be at a road crossing, but further back at a farm crossing prior to a road crossing.Mark

        From: "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
        To: "FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com" <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Tue, February 23, 2010 11:43:42 PM
        Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Mystery Photo


        I wondered why that WP was next to the Flange Marker.  I thought it was a little late for the Patch Road Xing.


        From: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:FJGRailroad @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Paul Larner
        Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:31 PM
        To: FJGRailroad
        Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Mystery Photo



        Patch Road it is.  Confirmed by photos showing the flange marker, and whistle post for Anthony's crossing (first crossing north of the Junction).


        To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
        From: jsesonske@aol. com
        Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 02:45:27 +0000
        Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Mystery Photo


        I am thinking NB just before Patch Rd also. The sun angle is correct for afternoon at that spot and that does look like a pool where the Coleco parking lot would be. I thought there was a whistle post and flanger flag just south (west) of Patch Rd. I agree with the nose issue but as has been stated the long hood did occasionally face south.

        This looks like late Fall or early Spring. Wouldn't a SB at Townsend or Union have more light on the nose that time of year. I think Townsend is a pretty south facing crossing but I am not familiar with Union Ave xing.

        Just my 2 cents on the topic.

        I like those marker lights. They looked sharp on 20 and 21 when they had them.

        --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, Mark Wilber <mwilber2001@ ...> wrote:
        > Ive come to a better guess. I downloaded the image and blew it up. It appears what you see on the left is a swimming pool. Coleco use to have pictures taken across their plant of their swimming pools for the Montgomery Wards catalog. They were taken in late summer for the next years summer catalog. So my guess is now that it was taken at Patch Road of a northbound.Mark


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