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Re: A round freight house?
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Author:  Dennis Hogan [ Sat May 09, 1998 10:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A round freight house?

Book with photo of CNJ round freight house is "Where Rails Meet the Sea." The structure was on the east side of the Hudson in the Bronx or Brooklyn----not in New Jersey.<p><br>

Author:  H. Pincus [ Mon May 11, 1998 6:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A round freight house?

Whoops! I missed one. There were TWO round freight houses along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The CNJ facility was just east of the Third Avenue swing bridge (still in use), and the site I described was a few hundred feet further north along the river. That location was the DL&W's subsidiary Harlem Transfer Co. HT Co. was also switched by an Ingersoll-Rand / Alco boxcab diesel starting in 1926 (an identical loco to CNJ 1000). Before that, a steam dummy was used. The HT Co. facility was removed after the E-L merger in 1960, because the Erie had a larger float yard<br>a few blocks away at 145th St. THAT lasted until 1970-71. <p>New York City had many of these disconnected carfloat-accessible-only freight yards. The New York Cross-Harbor RR in Brooklyn is the only one left (active).<br>


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