PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

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PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby nydepot » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:47 pm

There are a series of unlabeled slides in my collection from Rochester someplace, taken in early 1976. Do any of the locations look familiar? Thanks.

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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby RailKevin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:41 pm

The top photo I think is Washington Ave facing toward Rock Beach Road (East side of the Genesee River in Irondequoit). This would then be the old Hojack line (State Street Branch of PC-soon-to-be-Conrail?).

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Check out the top of the roof and chimney over the engine. Also, most of the power poles appear to be the same. I have been to this area before and it instantly seemed familiar. :-)
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby RailKevin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:29 pm

The bottom photo might be the Gleason Works power plant.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby CPSmith » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:39 pm

Boy, I want to agree with Kevin on Washington Ave., but I'm not 100% sure - maybe it's the compressed telephoto lens look. The other photo? Yeah, that's the G in the background, so the photo was taken from the Atlantic Ave. side, on RR property.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby BR&P » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Before looking at any answers, I came up with the same results as RailKevin - I THINK it's either the State Street branch or the Hojack, down by the lake, and the second one is certainly Gleason.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby nydepot » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks guys.

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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby rls62 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:34 am

I think the first one is the Hojack, because of the angle it crosses and the view is north. State Street runner is behind the photographer.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:20 am

The upper photo is definitely the Hojack. My cousin lives across the street from the white building at right, and I have parked in that lot. I also a couple of Conrail coal trains there 25 years ago.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:56 am

This is a recent photo of the Washington Ave/Hojack crossing:
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby Barnard Crossing » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:27 am

The Gleason shot is cool. I worked there a couple of times. The old timers would tell me stories about the place as we would sit near the fence line late at night while on break, watching CSX do their thing in the yards.

I don't know when Gleason converted to natgas for their boilers. I do know they went with a high-tech, electric arc, zero-emissions foundry furnace right around the time that pic was taken. Hoppers full of quality scrap cast iron would be dropped off at their siding, stuff like old flathead engine blocks, etc. The foundry closed in '83.
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby Conrail6467 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Any more Hojack shots? They would be greatly appreciated by a railfan who is building the Hojack in HO. :-D
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Re: PC local, Monroe County early 1976 ID

Postby nydepot » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:46 pm

No, sorry. These were part of a box of slides purchased at an estate sale.
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