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Talky Tuesday #81

A water tank stands as a lonely sentinel above the remains of the S&NY Towanda yard during abandonment, late Spring 1942 in last week’s “WW #123”. I believe a scrapyard now covers the site, though maybe the concrete footers for the tank might still be found if one knows where to look?

Wordless Wednesday #123

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #80

Apologies for last week’s “WW #122”. Turns out it was a duplicate of “WW #36” from 11 March 2015.

There are inevitably some duplicates in my S&NY photo collection, and this was one that slipped through the cracks.

For a description of this photo, see “TT #8” from 17 March 2015.

Wordless Wednesday #122

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #79

Last week’s “WW #121” was also published in Kaseman’s “Story of the Susquehanna & New York“, p.86. In this photo, Steve VanGorder lowers the waterspout at Cold Spring for one of the last times as abandonment reached that location. Charles Kilmer looks on from the tender side.

We are indebted to Mr. VanGorder for taking so many photographs of the S&NY in the late ’30’s and early ’40’s. Most of the photos from Cal’s Classics on this site were taken by him. I have credited Mr. VanGorder where the notes on the back of the photos clearly state he is the original author. Without his photos, this site would not exist; and the past record of the S&NY for the future historian would be that much more incomplete.

Wordless Wednesday #121

Steve VanGorder photo- Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #78

Last week’s “WW #120” is a lonely view of a water tank standing guard over the S&NY mainline. I am unsure of the location, possibly Cold Spring. And it does look cold in this probable early spring view. No snow on the ground, but the bare trees would offer little relief from any wind coming down the valley. You can be sure the water in the tank is barely above freezing…

Wordless Wednesday #120

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #77

Apologies for a summer hiatus for travel and the 4th of July. “WW #119” from June 28th is another view of #118 at Towanda. For a similar view from a slightly different angle, see “WW #5”. Time is probably shortly before the 1942 abandonment, as the station/yard office in the background is already boarded up.

Wordless Wednesday #119

Herb Trice photo – Author’s Collection