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Date: 06/27/20 18:58
Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: jonjonjonjon

Here we have today's southbound Crescent rolling through Eddystone, Pa. 10 minutes out of Philadelphia and just past the site of the old Baldwin Locomotive Works and the Liberty electric generating station in the background.
I really think they could have done better with those roof vents on the new sleeper/baggage cars  - they look like they were sourced from the nearest restaurant suppy store.






Date: 06/27/20 19:09
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: Topfuel

jonjonjonjon Wrote:
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> I really think they could have done better with
> those roof vents on the new sleeper/baggage cars
>  - they look like they were sourced from the
> nearest restaurant supply store.

I agree.  But then again, the Viewliners are butt-ugly anyway, so not sure it would have made any difference.  Two wrongs don't make a right - I really wish the new Viewliners would have been made to the old standard AAR profile that the Heritage cars had.  But I'm sure that was never even considered. 



Date: 06/28/20 07:28
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: NSSpike

A question I perhaps should already know the answer to!  Where does the power change on 19 & 20? 
Thanks
NSSpike

Phil Maton
Villa Rica, GA



Date: 06/28/20 07:32
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: prr60

NSSpike Wrote:
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> A question I perhaps should already know the
> answer to!  Where does the power change on 19 &
> 20? 
> Thanks
> NSSpike

Washington Union Station.



Date: 06/28/20 08:04
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: seaboardc30-7

Do any of the old buildings at Baldwin Locomotive Works survive?  I'd like to visit that site next time I'm in the Philly area.



Date: 06/28/20 10:00
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: retcsxcfm

NO diner!

Uncle Joe
Seffner,Fl.



Date: 06/28/20 11:02
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: jonjonjonjon

What's left of the Baldwin Eddystone plant? Not much. The main office building is still there - the cross shaped building. There are some historic photos hanging in the hallways. Otherwise, the rest of the property has been reveveloped as a mixed use shopping/office complex.
One of the buildings across the PRR main still stands and I think it was the boiler fabrication building.
 






Date: 06/28/20 11:08
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: jonjonjonjon

A nice 1929 Eddystone boro map is here - it shows how huge the Baldwin facility was....
Baldwin 1929 map



Date: 06/28/20 12:32
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: Topfuel

jonjonjonjon Wrote:
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> A nice 1929 Eddystone boro map is here - it shows
> how huge the Baldwin facility was....

That's a really neat map.  Thanks for posting the link.



Date: 06/28/20 18:32
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: steamloco

I don't think you will ever see a diner on the Crescent again. After the plandemic is over they will have been forgotten about. Crews to staff them are probably all ready long gone and they were empty anyway once the coach passengers were banned.



Date: 06/28/20 18:35
Re: Crescent rolls through Eddystone
Author: Steinzeit2

"Crescent rolls" -- I liked that.

SZ



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