Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

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Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby nydepot » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:31 am

Seems like the NYC font. Was it related to the New York Central?

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Re: Where was this in Albany, I assume?

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:39 am

The warehouse is on the west side of the Hudson River in Albany. I've ridden past it on Amtrak.
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Re: Where was this in Albany, I assume?

Postby nydepot » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:54 am

That helped me find it. 143 Montgomery St.

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Re: Where was this in Albany, I assume?

Postby J.D. Lang » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:01 am

Its on the north side of the western approach to the LAB. It was a prominent feature when looking north from the old Albany Union station platforms when I used to board trains there back in the 60's.

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Re: Where was this in Albany, I assume?

Postby Wayside » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:07 am

I worked a West Albany yard job for while that serviced this facility back in the 1970s.
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:41 pm

Google Street View link: https://goo.gl/maps/yrsquFuJq6p
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby sd80mac » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:26 am

almost from the same spot as where that photographer was...

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.657228, ... 312!8i6656

That's LAB in back...
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby JoeS » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:36 am

We've nailed down the location but not the original ownership of the building, and I can't add much to that discussion.

It was served by the railroad at one time and there was a siding that went into the buildind. Some additional details about it can be gleaned here:

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=167103&hilit=LAB#p1464009

(called the freezer warehouse here)
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby Ironman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:42 pm

Some info in the comments here http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2009/04/10/central-warehouse#comment-16207, but nothing on the original owner. It was built in 1927 and there seems to be a similar one built in Toronto the year before. That one has been converted to condos. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Quay_Terminal
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby NYCRRson » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:02 pm

Most of the large NYCRR owned structures, (there was a large freight house in Boston Harbor (IIRC)) had a NYC logo on the building for advertising. Free company owned billboard right where the passenger train customers would see it.

You could call the City of Albany Tax assessor, they usually have records going back to when taxable real estate was first portioned off as a taxable parcel of land, and then later when improvements (the building) is added. I believe this is public record so folks know who to sue when a brick falls off and hits someone on the head.

I suspect the similar font is just a fluke and that this was never a NYC RR property. But just my guess, would be curious to know for sure.

It appears that the siding (multiple tracks) went right through the building from west to east.
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:19 pm

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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:42 am

I always presumed this one was served only by the D&H.
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby newpylong » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:31 am

It's not on the D&H...
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby lvrr325 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:46 pm

All the pictures I see of it are D&H trains passing. *shrug*
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Re: Central Warehouse, Albany, NY

Postby greenwichlirr » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:56 pm

From what I was told a few years back, it had no relation to the Central aside from the font they used, which was obviously done on purpose.
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