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Chris333

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1950
« on: January 20, 2013, 12:12:52 AM »
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In this thread:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=27570.0

Dave posted a link to the USGS site. I was able to download aerial photos from 1950 for all the surrounding areas where I live. I chose to try and model 1948 so this was perfect for me as I could see just what the Erie looked like back then. I was born in 1974 at a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio so I don't recall much from 1950  :)  I knew that Youngstown was wall to wall steel mills, but by the time I was born most of them were all gone. Some time during high school they knocked down the last blast furnace. For the last few days I have been studying the old photos and discovering things I didn't know in every pixel.

Here is one compared shot.


http://binged.it/WPamhd

Anyways... these maps are a great resource.

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Re: 1950
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »
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I was using pennpilot to get old overheads from my area too and was amazed at how much had changed over the years being born in 94 means I missed alot!
Modeling the Pennsylvania Middle Division in late 1954
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Re: 1950
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 09:01:28 AM »
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Chris,

If you have not seen this short film, you should!


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Re: 1950
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 09:47:55 AM »
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It is remarkable how some of these heavy industrial areas have changed.  We have tremendous resources now to track these changes.

Does anyone know the function of the diamond shaped rail at 5:21 in the film?

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Re: 1950
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 02:58:51 AM »
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Kinda neat that some scars remain identifiable from the past .