Ex NYC shop destroyed by fire - East Syracuse

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Ex NYC shop destroyed by fire - East Syracuse

Postby RSD15 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:21 pm

The old NYC shop in East Syracuse NY was destroyed by fire last night.It was one of Centrals first diesel shops,built next to the roundhouse
at East Syracuse.It was used mostly to maintain NYC early diesel switchers before the big shop at Dewitt was opened.
Latter years it was a Speno shop where their rail grinding trains were built. In the end it was being used by a recycling company.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... rt_m-rpt-2

East Syracuse, NY -- When firefighters arrived on the scene of a large industrial fire Tuesday morning more than 80 percent of the building was engulfed in flames, East Syracuse Fire Chief Robert Russell said.

Around 2:15 a.m., firefighters were called to Syracuse Recycling and Recovery located at 380 Carr St., after a call came in that the recycling plant was on fire.

Plastics, papers and metals inside the building contributed to the fire, Russell said. The plant is made up of five buildings that are interconnected. All of them have been destroyed by the fire
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Re: Ex NYC shop destroyed

Postby jbeckley68 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Just some further info I posted on NYS forum: One of the few remaining relics of the New york central railroad at old Dewitt yard has burned down. A 150' x 130' Engine inspection shed went down with 4 other buildings early Tuesday morning in the village of East Syracuse. The building was used in recent years by Speno and Pandroll Jackson Rail grinding. A plastic,metal,paper recycling company was occupying the building/buildings recently. I have a interesting article from 1944 from a wood preserving company that talks about the special fire-resistant wood used in the construction of the roof,trusses,etc. It states the roof was made of "fire proof" wood. Some 160,000 bd.ft of 1600#f Douglas fir was used for the trusses. 36,000 bd. ft. of southern pine for sheathing. The article goes into great detail about wood dimensions used for the structure. It is a somewhat sad to see this once touted "fire-resistant" building go down in flames.
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