2017 ERIE LACKAWANNA HS CONVENTION IN UTICA

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2017 ERIE LACKAWANNA HS CONVENTION IN UTICA

Postby lackman » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:24 pm

]The 2017 Erie Lackawanna Historical Society convention is being scheduled for Utica NY in September of 2017[/b]. Firm Date is not established yet.
I am wondering if any of this forum’s followers can help with handouts or even presentations on the line.
I am hoping to make contact with folks like UT-1, Doug Ellison, Joshua Blay and Edward Olszewski who I know are affiliated with articles and may have research on the line.
I know it’s a year away, so this is very very preliminary ground work to start developing the program. If there are other resources who you know, and agree to be contacted, please give them my email address so they can contact me.

My email address is jss3290@fuse.net.

Desirable needs are things like:
History of the Utica Branch
Photos of trains on the branch, preferably Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna and NYS&W.
Car tour directions of the branch from Utica to Chenango Forks
List of businesses during the 40's and 50''s and present business being served.
Number of cars handled by year.
Rosters of equipment used on the line in Lackawanna Erie Lackawanna days.
Shots of the stations on the line during the Lackawanna days to present.
Local members who worked on the line who can share their experiences during the meeting.
Richfield Springs branch details.
Obviously we would need to get the presenters and handouts cleared so we do not infringe on any copyright issues. Everything will be proper.
Please contact me if you have things to share for the convention. At this point I am not looking for a firm commitment, so don't be afraid to chime in with your thoughts.!

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Re: 2017 ERIE LACKAWANNA HS CONVENTION IN UTICA

Postby westshore94706 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:35 pm

Not sure where to post this information so I will post it here. Looking around National Park Service Web Site, found a search engine which turned up images of Lackawanna's Utica Branch around 1915. This link will take you to and image of a Lackawanna Camelback sitting in Utica - can only guess its near Water St:

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http://focus.nps.gov/AssetDetail?assetI ... 4e8d94d12b
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here is another:
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http://focus.nps.gov/AssetDetail?assetI ... 14be9afbb1
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Collection of Utica images includes scale drawings of pleasant st Viaduct, images of the branch near Clayville (appear to be record photos from construction projects), line drawings of Utica's Erie St. coal pocket and also some images of NYOW engines on Turntable in front of NYOW round house.

This link will take you to page #4 of results returned for my search - total of 5 pages - scroll to the bottom of pages for loco images:
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http://focus.nps.gov/SearchResults/2515 ... &view=list[/url]

Enjoy
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Re: 2017 ERIE LACKAWANNA HS CONVENTION IN UTICA

Postby westshore94706 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:52 pm

Anyone know if an organization is taking care of/maintaining the Schuyler St. Watchtower? Was in Utica last summer and made a couple of sketches:
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