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LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:13 am

http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Howard%20Waelder.htm info page
Bill Lane was sent me this photo of H10s #107 LIRR Engineer Howie Waelder at the cab window, View E
I would indicate the FM unit is, perhaps, H15-44 #1503 based on the headlight and I don't see the walkway handrails, built 2/1949.
Howie Waelder at the cab window of the steamer on this westbound freight drag. Where are we?
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:41 am

Steve:

This is Smithtown Station looking east. The guardrails and staircase help identify the location.
This view changed little (with only the addition of a paved platform area between the tracks)
until the high level platforms were built during the 1980s.

Howie Waelder was quite a character - with a decent sense of humor. I remember that he was
a member of LIST and regularly attended Chapter meetings some time ago...Many of us would
have liked to have listened to his memoirs of his LIRR days...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:58 pm

MACTRAXX wrote:Steve:.Many of us would
have liked to have listened to his memoirs of his LIRR days...MACTRAXX


I'm attempting to get them. News at 11:00 :-)
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:46 pm

Thank you, Mike, for the Smithown Station ID...Appreciated. Too easy, Huh! OK, the Good Stuff: Howie Stories and cartoon courtesy of the PRR T&HS/ Keystone http://www.prrths.com/ and Bill Lane providing the page contents! http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Howard%20Waelder.htm
Enjoy

OK, now the harder one: Where might this be? BTW: These are John Krause photos.
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby FrankAndCindy » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:46 pm

Hello Steve, Would you know when Howie Waelder retired. I don't remember him. Maybe he retired before my time. Thank you Frank and Cindy
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby Bad Luck » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:22 pm

My guess would be looking east towards the lefthand curve into Stony Brook. The powerlines down low to the left of the locomotive suggest the location where the right of way parallels 25A with the same change in elevation. While the Stony Brook track alignment was shifted years after this photo, this would still be just west of the present-day Stony 1.

Considering the number of the H-10s leading, heading in the same direction, and the lack of leaves on the trees, it's possible this was taken on the same day as the Smithtown photo.
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:56 pm

FrankAndCindy wrote:Hello Steve, Would you know when Howie Waelder retired. I don't remember him. Maybe he retired before my time. Thank you Frank and Cindy


1943-1978 LIRR Howie’s plaque on the wall in Railroader’s Hall Railroad Museum of PA Strasburg PA 5-9-18
From Bill Lane's Howie page: http://www.lanestrains.com/Howie.htm
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Re: LIRR ENGINEER - HOWARD "Howie" WAELDER ID location?

Postby nyandw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:58 pm

Bad Luck wrote:My guess would be looking east towards the lefthand curve into Stony Brook. The powerlines down low to the left of the locomotive suggest the location where the right of way parallels 25A with the same change in elevation. While the Stony Brook track alignment was shifted years after this photo, this would still be just west of the present-day Stony 1.

Considering the number of the H-10s leading, heading in the same direction, and the lack of leaves on the trees, it's possible this was taken on the same day as the Smithtown photo.
I like the reasoning AND the attire at Smithtown Station, as Mike pointed out, suggests a Nov or March scene? Anyone else? :-)
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