Where are you from??

Re: Where are you from??

Postby tomvanhoy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:11 pm

Tom, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby TinGoat » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:47 am

The view of downtown Toronto skyline, Ontario, Canada from my balcony. Niagara-on-the-Lake is on the horizon

I'd have to look ~45degrees to the left (East) of this view to see Rochester and Bernd will have to jump up and down and wave his arms in the air while sending up smoke signals and firing off fireworks for me to see him.

Like I can see the smoke from the Oswego Harbor Power Chimney Stacks.

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Re: Where are you from??

Postby voyttek » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:42 pm

My name is Voytek, I live in South Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada. Details on the picture.
I put my "TT room" in the cross-hairs of the picture.
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby Bernd » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:29 pm

TinGoat wrote:The view of downtown Toronto skyline, Ontario, Canada from my balcony. Niagara-on-the-Lake is on the horizon

I'd have to look ~45degrees to the left (East) of this view to see Rochester and Bernd will have to jump up and down and wave his arms in the air while sending up smoke signals and firing off fireworks for me to see him.

Like I can see the smoke from the Oswego Harbor Power Chimney Stacks.

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Couldn't see you today. To much coming over from your side. :snooty: :lol:

You need to jump higher and send darker smoke signals. :dance: :lol:

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Re: Where are you from??

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:24 pm

Voytek, that's a gorgeous home.
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby Sventton » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:20 am

Interesting Mike, my In-Laws lived in Schodack Landing, NY, downstream, I visited NEB&W layout several times and explored the B&M line and abandoned Rutland branch to the east of you back in the 90's.
I grew up in Lehigh Valley territory in the Finger Lakes, with the Pennsy and EL nearby in Watkins Glen and Corning.
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby modorney » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:49 pm

Sventton,

Before the St. Lawrence Seaway, there was no way the Erie Canal could carry all the freight between the Great Lakes and NYC. So, lots of rail lines from Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego, etc., diagonally across New York State.
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby sacto-tt » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:39 am

Joe - Sacramento, California
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby Arseny » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:41 am

modorney wrote:Before the St. Lawrence Seaway, there was no way the Erie Canal could carry all the freight between the Great Lakes and NYC. So, lots of rail lines from Buffalo, Rochester, Oswego, etc., diagonally across New York State.


Sometimes ago, I have read an article about the St. Lawrence Seaway; according that article, the Erie Canal and Oswego Canal and Champlain Canal (later New York State Barge Canal) successfully competed with the railroads and delivered a lot of freight until the 1950s.
Did they exaggerate a little?
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Re: Where are you from??

Postby modorney » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:52 pm

> Erie Canal

Initially, the only way west was the canal, other than walking, horseback or stagecoach. The canal was hugely successful, and paid for itself in nine years. 25 years after the canal opened, a rail link connected Buffalo and Albany (the end points of the canal) but the railroad did not think it could compete on cost with the canal, for freight.

For the next hundred years, there was enough business for everybody, and only the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway diverted enough freight to impact the canal and rail revenue.
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