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? for the Bawlmorons
« on: October 21, 2007, 11:39:36 AM »
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I was scooting through an aerial map on Mapquest, and spied what seems to be the remains of an old turntable and roundhouse northeast of the intersection of N. Kresson & E. Fayette. Can anyone identify its origins? NCR or B&O?
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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 11:48:47 AM »
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Hey- that's pretty cool.  It's almost like a ghost picture.  The shape is clearly visible from the air, but almost no one on the ground would notice it or know what it was if they did.

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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 11:57:07 AM »
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I believe you're talking about the remains of the Orangeville roundhouse and yards.

http://www.navpooh.com/orangeville.html



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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 12:25:01 PM »
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Thanks for the link Ed, it looks like you gave me the answer. To get my modern day bearings though, is the background warehouse in this shot - http://www.navpooh.com/rail/turntable_bridge_2.gif - still in existence? It's actually on Haven St., and is a mini-storage company? BTW, the U-Haul up on the old water tower rigging is a classy touch.
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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007, 12:27:16 PM »
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Try the 3/4 views here: http://maps.live.com/


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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2007, 04:59:22 PM »
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that site should be linked to this fun site:

http://www.btco.net/ghosts/railroads

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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2007, 08:23:56 PM »
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I drove up Kresson St. on Friday morning. That building is still there. A U-Haul truck depot/rental center is located there or right next door.
For the life of me, can't remember its original use but I'm thinking a former BGE building?
Pompeian Olive Oil is behind it.

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Re: ? for the Bawlmorons
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2007, 08:26:35 PM »
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Orangeville was major facility for servicing the GG-1's back in the day.  When I worked for the Guide, I interviewed a fellow who lost his arm there when a pantograph snapped and pinned his shoulder to the 30K v power line...

He was 97 when I interviewed, so while it took his arm, he didn't get too rattled, otherwise!  He was a WWI vet, also, having served on the USS Pennsylvania.

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