RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

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RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby SST » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:14 pm

While going through a recently acquired RR autobiography from 1899, I was trying to find some of the railroads he mentioned. Tough to find. But while looking around I came across a list of RR station altitudes which includes the station/City, RR company operating there and the altitude of the station/city. Buffalo has several stations listed and there are cities/towns that I never knew existed in NY. Other states are included as well. It also has a list of RR's which I assume many have disappeared. Unfortunately, one of the RR's that is mentioned in the book is not on the list. Anybody know who C.K.& Q. was back in the late 1800's?

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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby BR&P » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:28 pm

Heck with the altitudes, tell us about the autobiography! :-D
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby SST » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:21 pm

I didn't want to get "spanked" for putting it in the wrong place but it was originally posted in the Books section. So, I'll paste the address here: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=168584

Short description, a RR employee writes about his being a Telegrapher up to Dispatcher. I've only read half the book so far to stretch it out. My book is an original publication. Not a rewrite. Love it to pieces!
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby nydepot » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:59 am

What area was the CKQ in? I can look tonight in one of the books I have.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby BR&P » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:28 am

SST wrote:I didn't want to get "spanked" for putting it in the wrong place but it was originally posted in the Books section. So, I'll paste the address here: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 2&t=168584

Short description, a RR employee writes about his being a Telegrapher up to Dispatcher. I've only read half the book so far to stretch it out. My book is an original publication. Not a rewrite. Love it to pieces!


I don't think it's considered cross-posting if someone asks you a direct question. If the admins give you any flack, blame me! :-D

Thanks - that type of book is my favorite type of reading but I don't have that one yet. And I'll save further comments for that "Books" forum. :wink:
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby SST » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:00 am

nydepot wrote:What area was the CKQ in? I can look tonight in one of the books I have.


I'm pretty sure its the mid-west. He refers to different locations anywhere from Texas north to Nebraska.

I love these kinda books too. I've been reading WWII books for a long time. Most of the books authors are using other books to write theirs. Which is fine as I've read some great books. But over the past year, I've been trying to find books written by the person who was there. One book actually led to a website that translated German soldiers letters to home while on the Eastern Front.

I want to switch from the "sport announcer" who tells me what the players are doing to the player themselves.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby nydepot » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:38 pm

I found nothing. Maybe a typo? I found:

CK&O - Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby tree68 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:03 pm

Interesting seeing the railroads listed for a number of stations - and a number of stations not even listed because of the date of the list.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby nydepot » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:07 pm

Oh, you copied it wrong. It's CK&N!
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby SST » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:17 am

Did not copy it wrong. It is what's written in the book.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby nydepot » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:05 pm

Oh, I thought you were referring to the one listed in the first link. Oh well. I listed CKQ then.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby SST » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:25 pm

Another RR he mentions is the P.Q. & X. Railroad as copied from the book. He mentions a dingy town called Alfredo. He doesn't specify what state its in but says, "between Kansas and Colorado." He also mentions the Overland Flyer operates on this line and train robbers are trying to stop it. Discussion of the Overland on page 85 showed up here: https://books.google.com/books?id=yuCjr ... er&f=false

But then he spells Dispatcher as "Despatcher." So.....who knows.
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Re: RR Station Altitudes list A-Z

Postby BR&P » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:48 pm

I have seen "despatcher" used before, I believe it was an acceptable spelling back around 1900 or so.
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