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Need Help Identifying Some Building
« on: October 23, 2010, 11:15:33 PM »
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What is the one building with the boxcars lined up next to it?  What would they be delivering in boxcars there?

Also what is the two buildings next to the Powerhouse?

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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 07:12:25 AM »
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??? Hard to do without a picture. ::)

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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2010, 04:26:53 PM »
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Doh :-[

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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 07:26:53 PM »
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It was a steam plant used by Amtrak  .. apparently called the Drexel Shaft
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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 08:25:09 PM »
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Nice video John, I knew about the Steam House, its the other smaller building I curious about.  Especially the one that looks like it is being servied by boxcars.
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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 08:28:36 PM »
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prbly just a random freight house

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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 08:06:04 AM »
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It could also be the commissary for the coach yard.
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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 10:34:47 AM »
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Commissary or freight house both make sense given the location. As does a company stores depot.

However, I KNOW that I just read something that should have the answer. The PRR T&HS have recently talked about that area (generally, WRT the shaft coming down). Take a look through their recent publications and see if you can find it. I wish I could be more specific, but, well, they're pretty lame at getting info on the web.

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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 08:58:33 AM »
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Are there anymore files on the HABS page? Sometimes they include site drawings with building labels.
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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 09:08:53 AM »
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Cross dock facility. May be for internal use or could be for customers transferring freight to trailer from rail or vise-versa. 
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Re: Need Help Identifying Some Building
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 09:10:19 AM »
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Posted the photo on another group asking for info.  If and when I get an answer, I'll let you all know.