EL wreck 12/1973

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EL wreck 12/1973

Postby nydepot » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am

I'm looking for a location of a 12/1973 wreck on the EL that involved #3632. I have a photo dated 12/12/73, not sure if it happened that day or the previous. No location. Google is not being helpful on this one.

Thanks,

Charles
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Re: EL wreck 12/1973

Postby samshat » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:09 am

Do you have a pic of the actual derailment? Not sure if this helps, here is #3632 (trailing) westbound at Kent, Ohio on Dec 11, 1973. http://www.railpictures.net/photo/575340/
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Re: EL wreck 12/1973

Postby nydepot » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:07 pm

Pic. Lots of hills and right next to a river. Single track. I was thinking the line or connector from Lanesboro to Scranton.

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Re: EL wreck 12/1973

Postby samshat » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:14 pm

I would say it sure looks like that area. My only hesitation, the river on the left would have to be Starrucca creek. From what I see, it appears to be a more substantial body of water than that creek. However, the way camera lenses distort perception, perhaps some recent heavy precipitation, and it being a very tiny slice of view, it very well may be Starrucca creek.
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Re: EL wreck 12/1973

Postby TrainDetainer » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:39 pm

Starrucca Creek is too narrow and where it's next to the ROW the curves go the other way, except one spot a couple miles east of Lanesboro, just west of the Rte 1009 crossing. But the creek still looks too narrow to be that in the pic. I'd rather bet it's the Delaware Division someplace around Hale Eddy and Hancock. There are a couple of other limited possibilities a mile or three east of Great Bend, but that really looks like closer to Hale Eddy to me. Could be right about here https://www.google.com/maps/@42.0056969 ... a=!3m1!1e3.
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