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Date: 11/19/20 16:29
NYO&W Shops
Author: ALCO630

Absolutely no idea how to post a link to Facebook here, but the Orange County NY Fire Cals page has photos of a multi alarm fire that wiped out the loco shops in Middletown, NY.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 11/19/20 16:55
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: bigsavage

Pics by Peter O'Connor, Robert Reynolds, David Lewis








Date: 11/19/20 16:57
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: bigsavage

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Date: 11/19/20 18:19
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: gbmott

What a shame. -- Gordon
 



Date: 11/19/20 18:22
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: Gonut1

Wow! When old industrial buildings go up in flame it sure is a spectacle. Always tough to see an old historic rail structure lost.
Go



Date: 11/19/20 19:09
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: toledopatch

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> Wow! When old industrial buildings go up in flame
> it sure is a spectacle. Always tough to see an old
> historic rail structure lost.

A lot of old factories and shops where metal was worked have wooden floors soaked with oils that just burn like the dickens when they ignite. I learned this with an old pipe-fittings factory in Toledo that burned on a December night many years ago and the heat melted streetlights on the opposite side of the street.



Date: 11/19/20 19:19
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: dschlegel

Holy cow! Reminds me of when the leather tannery in Fleetwood, PA went up in flames. That fire took dozens of fire companies from multiple counties to get under control and wiped out the town’s reservoir. The smoke could be seen easily from 50 miles away.

Dan

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Date: 11/19/20 21:22
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: edhoran




Date: 11/19/20 21:56
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: wabash2800

What RR shop? NYO&W?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 11/19/20 22:21
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: prr4828

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> What RR shop? NYO&W?
>
> Victor A. Baird
> http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

Railroad: New York, Ontario & Western.  Abandoned on March, 27, 1959.  Search for the wikipedia (wiki) entry for a brief yet detailed history.

* JB *



Date: 11/19/20 22:44
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: wabash2800

Yes, I am familiar with the NYO&W. I guess I didn't see the title. That was why I asked if it was the NYO&W  Shops.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/20 22:45 by wabash2800.



Date: 11/20/20 05:29
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: bigsavage

View of complex before fire
1937 aerial view from O&W Historical Society, burned area in center of pic



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/20 10:58 by bigsavage.






Date: 11/20/20 05:37
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: mully

What was it currently being used for ?

Gary

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Date: 11/20/20 06:14
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: bigsavage

mully Wrote:
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> What was it currently being used for ?
>
> Gary
>
> Posted from iPhone

Click on the newspaper link in the 8th post for a great description...



Date: 11/20/20 06:42
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: ALCO630

One was some form of a studio, another one was being used by Amazon. There was different people in various buildings.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 11/20/20 07:50
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: aehouse

Worker hit a gas line with a forklift.



Date: 11/20/20 08:03
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: Lackawanna484

Thanks for the aerial picture, that was a big rail complex



Date: 11/20/20 09:13
Re: NYO&W Shops
Author: pal77

prr4828 Wrote:
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> wabash2800 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What RR shop? NYO&W?
> >
> > Victor A. Baird
> > http://www.erstwhilepublications.com
>
> Railroad: New York, Ontario & Western.  Abandoned
> on March, 27, 1959.  Search for the wikipedia
> (wiki) entry for a brief yet detailed history.
>
> * JB *

Minor correction  1957 was the year



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