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Fairport Yard

Postby vbcog » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:50 am

Does anyone have resource for pictures/map of the yard in Fairport in the 1970's? I grew up there but have searched and found very few pictures of the yard area. I know the primary industry served was American Can, with metal in, boxcars of completed cans out, and gondolas of scrap metal out. I think there was a track on the south side of the yard east of Main St. for off-loading building supplies for a company there as well. I would love to know the details of track numbers, switches, etc.
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby BR&P » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:56 am

As luck would have it, Fairport is one of only a few DICCS maps I'm missing. It was Zone G and if anybody has that (or Zone U Charlotte and Zone V State Street branch) I'd love to see it as well.
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby Memster1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:59 am

Take a look at this - might be too new for your question. Page 151 http://multimodalways.org/docs/railroads/companies/CR/CR%20ZTS/CR%20Albany%20V4%20ZTS%2012-1989.pdf
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby Flat-Wheeler » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:47 pm

Let's see, Zone 8 page 3, Fairport... Hmmm, yea this is close but a bit too recent (1989 ?). I see the spur to Agway at Turk Hill Road is missing (track was left in the woods for a couple decades) and I believe the 211 & 212 leads went to Conking & Calabrese Lumber which moved to a nearby property. They might have been the building materials broker on the East side of Main St..
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby jr » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:24 am

I was at the Town of Perinton offices on Turk Hill Rd yesterday. There is a nice display of Can Company memorabilia down at the end of the building where the tax collector is (just follow the signs that say "Pay Taxes"). There is a large aerial photo of the Can Company, that includes a portion of the yard. Appears to be from the 40s or 50s. They also have an older ground-level view, that includes several wooden boxcars, maybe from the 20s.

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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Here is a link to a 1924 map that shows Fairport and the American Can Co. complex.

http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag/rpm/rpm00043.htm

Additional resources might be found here:

http://www.libraryweb.org/rochimag/maps/bound.htm

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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby BR&P » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Otto, that's quite interesting. Looks like the freight main went north and the passenger tracks separated and went where the present day CSX main is. Presumably when the NYC went to CTC, the freight lines were downgraded to yard use.

FWIW, in 1943 there were 3 Fairport jobs a day from Rochester Yard. In 1955 there were still two.
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby BR&P » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:20 pm

FWIW, there is a photo just before the title page of Robert Carper's book "FOCUS - The Railroad In Transition" which shows NYC 2890 leading an eastbound freight down Track 4 by the Can plant. I was driving by there the other day and had the book with me, and while the smokestack has been replaced by a newer one, the buildings are unmistakably the same ones.
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Re: Fairport Yard

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:38 pm

Here's a copy of Conrail's track diagram for Fairport dated 1989.

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