Ah yes - memory trigger.
Moderator: Otto Vondrak
Perhaps you are referring to the Niagara Junction yard.As I understand it the former NYCRR yard located East of Hyde Park Blvd and North of Seneca Ave (due East of the double decked (rails above roadway) Steel Arch bridge at the "Whirlpool" area of the lower Niagara River) was the NYCRR "Suspension Bridge" Yard. We dropped/picked up my Dad at that yard many times when he was running the "Medina Turn" and other trains that started/terminated there while he was a Loco Engineer for the NYCRR.
NYCRRson wrote:I have heard of "pranks" played by the "real railroad" guys that would drop cars for for the Niagara Junction Railroad crews "just out of reach" of the overhead wire so the Niagara Junction RR guys would have to drag chains between their "end of live wire" and the cars they needed to grab so they could pull the dropped cars back onto their "live rail"...So hook up chains, bleed off the cut, try to gently get it moving without breaking the chain, stop as it couples onto you, and then re-charge the air? It would seem easier to just find another car to use as a "reacher".