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    Hello!

    I live in Texas, but plan on modeling a modern "what if" NYC. My layout room is 9'x27', and the layout will be an around the wall, double deck, point to point affair.

    I would like to depict the area between Albany and Buffalo (each represented by a staging yard). There are several small communities between these two cities. I need help narrowing my choices down to the most promising. I do know I would like to include Rochester with the Eastman Kodak interchange.

    Would anyone be interested in helping me by supplying pictures, track diagrams for towns, industries, general information, etc?

    I plan on aquiring a copy of Conrail Commodities soon.

    Thanks,

    Joel


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    Joel,

    Contact the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse NY,they have a lots of pictures on your topic.

    Syracuse was one of the last places to have a mainline right in the middle of a downtown street. I am also told that the elevated track through downtown was once one of the longest elevated tracks.

    The NYC station is currently being re-furbished as a Cable TV Station.

    Also if you talk to anyone at Central Hobby Supply in Syracuse they have a wealth of knowledge on NYC and the area. They advertise in MR and sell many specialized NYC cars.

    The Albany/ Rennselaer yard had a lot going on and was across the river from the NYC Station. My Grandfather used to be a brakeman switching out West Albany industries and traveling the grade up to the what is now the West Albany Yard. It is a huge gorge and worth mention on a layout, good for helper service.

    Sorry I can't give you many details as I model modern stuff, but there is plenty out there.

    Try this link to the Mohawk Historical Society



    Daren


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    • #3
      Joel,

      Sorry I missed the part about Modern in your original post.

      Either way I happened on these maps afte answering you



      Daren

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      • #4
        Send me a list of what you need, I can take photos here in Albany and Schenectady, I have family in Buffalo and I will be visiting Rochester in May!! I also have some maps of the NYC line and here is a few web sites that can help you

        http://www.nycshs.org/

        http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/index.html

        Modeling the NYC railroad

        (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

        Phil


        Edited by - nyc on 04/01/2002 09:27:44

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        • #5
          Thanks for the leads guys! I am going to try and take a vacation up there in a couple years. I have family in Buffalo, Rome, and Lee Center (and probably elsewhere).

          Does anyone have any pictures/information on some of the industries served by rail in the area? That would allow me to start building structures.

          Thanks again for the help!

          Joel

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          • #6
            Hey Joel,

            If you live in Austin, Jerry said to say hello.

            And if you live elsewhere, well, hello anyway.

            Nelson

            Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

            George Carlin

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            • #7
              Joel,

              Give me a few weeks I'll send you some photo's from around here besides the one's you e-mailed me about. There are industries with spurs all over here!!!!

              Modeling the NYC railroad

              (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

              Phil

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              • #8
                Thanks!

                Joel

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                • #9
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                  I live in Texas, but plan on modeling a modern "what if" NYC.

                  Joel



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                  Thought you might get a kick out of this. A while back I did a series of posters based on the premise of railroads supplying and competing for passenger service in the 21st century. Here is one of the NYC posters...

                  http://tomfassett.railspot.com/ads/Ad_NYC_wish_01.JPG

                  Tom

                  PS: My great uncle was one of the engineers for the 20th Century Limited.

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