Steam locos in Rochester

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Steam locos in Rochester

Postby nydepot » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:12 am

1) What ever happened to Despatch Shops #5 that resided in Henrietta? It was privately owned. John Vergilio was the name.

2) Is there another person is the Rochester area that collected steam locomotives, especially some from Semet-Solvay in Syracuse?

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby lvrr325 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:53 pm

Supposed to be three small engines between NYMOT and R&GV, one ex-Solvay. Can't find anything on the other one.
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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby scottychaos » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:24 pm

Despatch #5 has been discussed several times on this forum over the years..
the conclusion has always been: It's been there since 1964, and is still there today.
Inside a garage at the Virgilio home in Henrietta.

If it came out of the garage, we would probably hear about it! ;)
we have never heard about it..so, there is only one likely conclusion..it's still there.

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby scottychaos » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:26 pm

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby nydepot » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks for all the replies, public and private. I have all I need.

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:04 am

nydepot wrote:1) What ever happened to Despatch Shops #5 that resided in Henrietta? It was privately owned. John Vergilio was the name.


Still there, under cover.

2) Is there another person is the Rochester area that collected steam locomotives, especially some from Semet-Solvay in Syracuse?


The boiler from a Solvay engine is on display at NYMT.

http://www.nymtmuseum.org/NYMTPict1.php ... otive%2047

The two engines at RGV are ex-Connectuct Light & Power and Brooklyn Navy Yard #12.

http://www.rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/clp37/

http://www.rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/bny12/

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby StLouSteve » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:20 pm

What happened to the small steam engine that was in the scrapyard downtown just north of the NYC main in the 60s/70s?

I think I heard it was eventually saved.

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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby BR&P » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 pm

That's the one mentioned in item 1 of the OP.
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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby StLouSteve » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:27 am

It (scrapyard loco) seemed bigger as a kid, plus I recall it in early 70s--could it have been a different loco?
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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby BR&P » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:45 am

No, that's the one. In the early 60's when we would go by, it reminded me of my HO Varney 0-4-0T. That is, what little I could see of it behind the piles of scrap.
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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby StLouSteve » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks BR&P. Somewhere I have a copy of a picture of the loco which was in the D&C or TU showing kids admiring it in the scrapyard.

Now can you solve another mystery...where was the station clock being installed in the new station hiding all these years?

Or does anyone know if the Roch Museum Sci Center still has the small scale reefer built by Despatch shop?
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Re: Steam locos in Rochester

Postby jr » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:19 pm

The miniature refrigerator car was given to the Rochester Chapter NRHS (not sure of the date, but it was inside the depot at Industry in approximately 1985)

It was subsequently placed on loan to he village of E.R. It was, last I knew, on display at the village hall. I saw it there, approximately five years ago.

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