ID this location?

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nyandw
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ID this location?

Post by nyandw »

Hi Folks,
Perhaps someone can pinpoint the photographer location! DD1s are west of Hunterspoint Ave. Station c.1942 Collection: Jeff Erlitz
Image

MACTRAXX
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Re: ID this location?

Post by MACTRAXX »

Steve: This DD1 picture is of an arriving westbound train to Long Island City.
This photo is facing due east.

The viaduct above is for the Horace Harding Expressway (LIE) going over the
Dutch Kills which is a branch waterway off of the Newtown Creek.

The east entrance and toll plaza of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel
is adjacent to the photo location behind the photographer...MACTRAXX
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krispy
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Re: ID this location?

Post by krispy »

Attempt at getting close on Google maps: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Long+ ... 73.9485424

For those that don't know, if you hold down both the alt and cntrl keys while moving your mouse, you can pan around that map.

Great pic, thanks for posting!

nyandw
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Re: ID this location? DD1

Post by nyandw »

Good stuff! Here's one more: Image
DD1 342A/B 7/21/1940 Archive: Jeff Erlitz On the Main line, but where?

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Re: ID this location?

Post by R36 Combine Coach »

Main Line at Hillside Avenue facing west with signal bridge, Kew Gardens apartments and overpass in distance.

Westbridge Station, to be exact.
MACTRAXX wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:40 am
The viaduct above is for the Horace Harding Expressway (LIE) going over the Dutch Kills which is a branch waterway off of the Newtown Creek. The east entrance and toll plaza of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel is adjacent to the photo location behind the photographer.
Technically the Queens Midtown Expressway.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

nyandw
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Re: ID this location?

Post by nyandw »

Super folks, thank you. Info here for DD1s: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/early- ... ngines.htm

Kelly&Kelly
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Re: ID this location?

Post by Kelly&Kelly »

So here's a question... Why the DD-1 on a Long Island City arrival?

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Re: ID this location?

Post by nyandw »

Kelly&Kelly wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:19 pm
So here's a question... Why the DD-1 on a Long Island City arrival?
Yes. DD1s pulled passenger trains to LI City. When they were taken out of service, third rail was removed from the Montauk branch (around 1953 . . .Look at Emery maps for removal dates.)

As DD1s also pulled and switched freight sidings, third rail on those sidings was also removed at the same time and the remaining H10s locomotives still in service took over the switching along with the recently-arrived diesels.
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