NS East Binghamton changes

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nydepot
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NS East Binghamton changes

Post by nydepot » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:46 am

I see in the latest Google view that the D&H-style sand towers are gone. Where were they removed?

https://goo.gl/maps/U8Qo4xRH3h22

These are the sand towers NS removed: https://www.flickr.com/photos/40001653@N03/22487644861/

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by johnpbarlow » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:13 am

Based on seeing no sand towers in the attached Google Earth aerial photo of the East Binghamton Yard engine facility as of 5/13/15 (ie, prior to the September 2015 conveyance from CP to NS), I think CP took down the Guilford era sand towers.

And, based at looking at attached April 2002 and April 2006 Google Earth imagery, CP also demolished the DL&W-era yard tower seen in the background in your 1990 era photo.
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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by nydepot » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:19 am

Thanks. I knew knew the yard tower was gone, from Railpace or something. I didn't know the sand towers dated to a CP change.

I could be wrong but I know the D&H used those swing out style sand towers at all their locations and have not seen that type on other roads.

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by newpylong » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Those are Guilford era towers with heavy MEC heritage. Nearly identical exist at East Deerfield and Waterville yards. There is a single at Rigby. I'm not sure if Bangor had one etc. I dont remember seeing any at Mechanicville.

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by nydepot » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:51 pm

You can see old photos of the D&H at Wilkes-Barre, etc with those same towers. Maybe all the regional NE roads used them.

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by KevinD » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Those sand towers erected by Guilford in Conklin in the '85 shop makeover WERE the old D&H sand towers from Wilkes Barre. They were brought north on flat cars.

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by nydepot » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:30 pm

Explains a lot!
KevinD wrote:Those sand towers erected by Guilford in Conklin in the '85 shop makeover WERE the old D&H sand towers from Wilkes Barre. They were brought north on flat cars.

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Re: NS East Binghamton changes

Post by newpylong » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 pm

That is awesome.

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