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EDDYSTONE - - -

Postby hankadam » Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:00 pm

My father was the keeper of the Eddystone Light.
He slept with a mermaid one fine night.
From the union there came three.
A porpoise and a porgy and the other was me.
Henry A. Rentschler
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Postby Allen Hazen » Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:00 am

Now, Hank, does your mother know you are posting things like that on the internet? (Grin!)
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On another Eddystone matter... I posted something (I think to a string that started with a question about what Lima diesels sounded like) that I'm not sure of: I was extrapolating from something John Kirkland said in "Dawn of the Diesel Age." Am I right that, when Baldwin took over De la Vergne, D. had a plant somewhere else in the Philadelphia area, and that Baldwin moved engine production to Eddystone after the takeover?
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Postby hankadam » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:54 am

Allen: Please don't tell my mother - - - she hated Eddystone when my father was in-charge!
Basically De La Vergne was a NYC Company, In 1918 the business was purchased by the William Cramp & Sons Ship and Engine Building Company. In the fall of 1928 all De La Vergne operations were moved into the Philadelphia shops of I. P. Morris, a Cramp subsidiary, later part of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, and later, again, consolidated at the sprawling Eddystone Works.
Allen: Please send me your mail address, again - - - I have an old Baldwin-Southwark magazine, from 1936, that I can copy and mail to you with detailed history. I am hankadam@verizon.net. Take care, Hank
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Re: EDDYSTONE - - -

Postby Allen Hazen » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:29 pm

So De la Vergne was a NEW YORK company? Maybe they had a plant in the Bronx: on the New Haven forum, in string about electric switchers and electrified sidings, there has recently been a mention of a "De la Vergne" track: an electrified (well, electrified before WW II) siding or branch or..., near the Bronx end of the Hell Gate Bridge: until someone tells me otherwise, I'm betting that it was the spur that had originally led to the original De la Vergne plant.
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