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ID the man/job/location?

Postby nyandw » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:29 pm

This is a tough one, for certain... :wink:

Thus far, I figured out the following: Based on the price of the dealer new Renault $1345 and the poster (above his head) dates of Saturday June 1: 1957 or for June 7: 1958 that's close enough. It might perhaps say Adelphi on the poster also...

1. Any idea who this might be?
2. A GANDY Dancer at the time (not my vote), or a station/block employee responsible for switch alignment, OR?
3. Location?

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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby FrankAndCindy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:19 pm

Hello, I think the location is Bayside Team Track off No. 1 Port Washington. I do not know the man. Thanks Frank n Cindy
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby MACTRAXX » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:49 pm

F&C:

No-This is not Bayside. The first thing I noticed is there is no third rail evidence anywhere in the
track picture. From the depot photo I am thinking Oakdale but another thought is that this could
be on the Oyster Bay Branch. This is definitely not in electrified territory when these 1950s era
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:26 pm

Wild guess Farmingdale D.E. Freight track and Farmingdale Crossover,just east of Farmingdale station.
Only hand throw crossover on the main line east of B tower.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby 4behind2 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:53 pm

Glen Street or Glen Cove, when the yard existed there.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby Crabman1130 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:58 pm

I've looked at old pictures of Farmingdale station, and I don't find features that match the picture of him sitting.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby FrankAndCindy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:50 pm

Hello, Maxxtraxx is correct it is not Bayside. I think the location may be. A place called Parkville,in Brooklyn. Early in my career I came across this type of switch. This would be on the Bay Ridge branch . Thanks Frank N Cindy
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:53 pm

Yes, east of Glen Street the switch into the Lumber Yard. Map: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/oyster%20bay%20branch/maps/Emery-OBay_Glen-Cove_MP27-28.jpg and I believe the man is Norman Kohl, rail photographer, 20 years prior approx age 47 in the photos I posted. The other is at Glen Cove Station

Age 67: https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/4287527462
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby Head-end View » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:24 pm

That model Renault on the poster is late 1950's.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:01 pm

Head-end View wrote:That model Renault on the poster is late 1950's.


Yes, I'm going with 1958 as the flyer posted, based on the price of the dealer Renault $1345, and the poster dates of Saturday June 1: 1957 or for June 7: 1958 that's close enough. It might say Adelphi on the poster also...
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby Noel Weaver » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:15 pm

The photo is not on the Bay Ridge Branch as there are no overhead wires or cat poles anywhere in the photo.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:39 pm

Noel Weaver wrote:The photo is not on the Bay Ridge Branch as there are no overhead wires or cat poles anywhere in the photo.
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It's at Glen Cove.
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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby Crabman1130 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:35 pm

nyandw wrote:
Noel Weaver wrote:The photo is not on the Bay Ridge Branch as there are no overhead wires or cat poles anywhere in the photo.
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It's at Glen Cove.

You can see the arch where the door is where he was sitting.

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Re: ID the man/job/location?

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:33 am

Is it Norman Kohl? Here's his photo 20 years later at age 67: https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/4287527462
Note this is a staged photo as the switch lever lock parts are missing and he has grabbed the lever too low; not enough leverage... :wink:
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