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Riding in Style
Menominee, MI: C&NW and/or Milwaukee Depot
Detroit, MI: 1942 Davison Freeway
Staten Island: (Satellite, there used to be ferry docks along the shore)Manhattan: (Satellite, Pier 66 had their ferry dock)
B&O passenger trains used the Reading Railroad and the Central Railroad of New Jersey to get to CNJ's passenger ferrys in Jersey City. But B&O had a ferry station on Manhattan for freight cars. Some freight trains were handled by CNJ ferries from Jersey City. Other freight trains were handled by B&O's ferries from their docks on Staten Island.
Jack Bobby Lou Mulreavy updated
B&O 26th st freight terminal and freight stations located in Manhattan NY. Building still stands.
Jon GilbertThat is the Starrett–Lehigh Building in the background and you can see a small Ingersoll Rand(?) oil electric locomotive in the upper left corner of the picture. Great shot!Starrett-Lehigh Buildinghttps://goo.gl/maps/kr3KePkmYZD1Xb8n9Steve HanlonJon Gilbert most likely B&O 195, and Alco diesel-electric, which still survives in St Louis.Steve Hanlonfantastic photo, anyone happen to notice the boxcab center left? this was taken in 1951 so that means it's B&O 195. it is preserved in St Louis. super cool.Da Coz'bet that was a midnight switch job with the street crossing.
The driveways confirm some of the tracks were team tracks.
Dennis DeBruler commented on Jack's comment
And now I understand the purpose of the Arthur Kill Bridge.
1947 Jersey City Quadrangle @ 1:24,000
B&O assumed control of the railroad on Staten Island, Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT), and formed the Baltimore & New York Railway to construct a connection between CNJ tracks and the railroad on the Staten Island. That connection included a 500' span, steam-powered swing bridge over the Arthur Kill. (When completed in 1888, it was the longest of its type in the US.) "Over on Manhattan Island, the B&O was finishing up its New York project with a car float bridge and small yard at West 26th Street. By early 1890, the yard was in operation. The freight at first was delivered from Jersey City and later from St. George on Staten Island....Completion of this project was no cause for celebration. By February 1896, the B&O found itself bankrupt. While paying dearly to reach New York, the B&O had neglected its western lines that were now in poor condition. In an attempt to refinance, J. P. Morgan intervened and replaced B&O’s top management. By 1900, the B&O was put under the control of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which made a number of improvements to the road. The PRR allowed the newly-developed New Jersey, New York and Staten Island properties to remain intact....Within a few years the B&O was profitable again and emerged from PRR control as a stronger railroad. By the 1910’s, Staten Island was showing its shortcomings in handling B&O freight. Both Arlington and St. George Yards were choked with cars, many awaiting car float transport to West 26th Street and other connections around the harbor. To ease the load on Staten Island by 1912, the B&O again ran through freight into Jersey City on the Jersey Central. Staten Island would continue to be used as well and developed a heavy coal trade for the B&O. Staten Island’s deep water piers never generated traffic of the size experienced along the East and Hudson Rivers except in wartime." In the early 1980s, now part of the Chessie System, B&O terminated its freight service to New Jersey and NYC. [jcrhs]
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