EL train 75 8/16/63

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EL train 75 8/16/63

Postby peterde » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:09 am

Can anyone tell me the scheduled time for the Goshen stop for train 75 on 8/16/63? I found this picture (top picture) that shows train 75 on 8/16/63 at St James Place. I thought it was interesting and wanted to recreate it almost 50 years later (bottom photo). Below is a test photo I took on 2/6/11. A Large pile of snow prevented me from getting a better angle to match the original, but you can see that the house looks almost exactly the same 48 years later! I want to attempt to get a picture in August at about the same time of day as the original.
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Re: EL train 75 8/16/63

Postby Marty Feldner » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:40 am

A little digging through some of my late father's timetable collection-

EL April 28 1963 (it would have been the one in effect; the next one would have been issued in, I believe, late September).

Train 75 was Saturday only, Hoboken to Port Jervis. Scheduled in Goshen at 6:08 PM, at the station a few blocks ahead.

Good luck on your shot; now if you could only conjure up the E-8...
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Re: EL train 75 8/16/63

Postby peterde » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:10 am

Thanks. I was afraid that would be the answer. 8/16/63 was a Friday. I dont think the year is wrong because 1964 was a leap year so 8/16 was a sunday. Now I need to figure out if its the date or the train number that is wrong. At least I will take another shot when the snow melts. It really would be something to see an E-8 pull into Goshen again!
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Re: EL train 75 8/16/63

Postby Itchman » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:31 pm

NICE. Times are changing,and I not for the better.
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