Waterloo's West End in 1929

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Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by cjberndt » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:37 pm

This view is looking east across the diamond in Waterloo in 1929. It was the west end of town at the time. Lincoln St. runs between the depot and the hotel. Today, Lincoln St. continues west as CR-26. The buildings in this photo are gone, unless some part of one or more is now a house in the area.

In the distance at the right edge of the depot you can see NYC's water tank that was closer to Wayne St., and the freight house is at the right edge of the photo.

It was a busy town at the time.

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The NYC-FW&J Diamond, Waterloo, 1929

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Notch 8 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:50 am

Any idea as what the brick building was used for ? Restaurant ? Seems as if they might have had a connection with the railroad.. It's neat to see the connection of a Community with the railroad that served the Community..

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Wayne Gest » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:27 pm

Two questions or observations. The depot appears to have a bay window on it, did it ever have a bay window? Also, was the interlocking plant an electric plant? I see no rods anywhere that one would see if there were armstrong levers in the tower.

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:24 am

The tower sat across the track and a little to the west of where the Depot sat, If I'm not mistaken the Depot was involved in a derailment
that caused damage to the Depot and I wonder if it was removed at that time ?

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by cjberndt » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:45 pm

This view shows the bay window a little better. I don't know when it was removed.

Running east from the tower, along the south side of the NYC track, is a long wood box that encased the control rods for the semaphore in the foreground. Similar boxes shielded the rods for the other semaphores. Individual pipes for control cables came sometime later.

The buildings in the background of the first photo included a restaurant and hotel.

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:48 pm

Picture of the Depot from 1973 bay window not present..
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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by cjberndt » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:18 am

The bay window on the depot was not replaced after the wreck damaged it in 1957 or 1958. The tower was destroyed in the wreck.

The bay window was reinstalled when the depot was moved and renovated. It faces the track today.

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:44 am

Another view of the Waterloo Depot with Café visible behind depot and a different Café then in the previous picture..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/14819915@N04/5991079902

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by Notch 8 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:19 pm

cjberndt wrote:This view is looking east across the diamond in Waterloo in 1929. It was the west end of town at the time. Lincoln St. runs between the depot and the hotel. Today, Lincoln St. continues west as CR-26. The buildings in this photo are gone, unless some part of one or more is now a house in the area.

In the distance at the right edge of the depot you can see NYC's water tank that was closer to Wayne St., and the freight house is at the right edge of the photo.

It was a busy town at the time.

Craig
Craig have you seen any good pictures of the Freight House when it was being used as originally intended ?

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by cjberndt » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:20 pm

This 1958 view is the only one I've seen of the freight house in use during its railroad years.

The freight house was originally located at the Washington St. railroad crossing east of Wayne St. I think it was used by a petroleum company.

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Re: Waterloo's West End in 1929

Post by D.L. » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:54 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Hey C.B., I was all of 1 then. [HE,HE]

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