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Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon Jan 1 22:44:42 2018

Looks like all passenger service was done by this point; only boxcars at the platforms.



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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Peter Rosa on Mon Jan 1 23:13:52 2018, in response to Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Mon Jan 1 22:44:42 2018.

It doesn't look as if there are any large ships at the Manhattan piers. This would have been when ocean shipping was changing over from break-bulk to containerization, which spelled the end of the Manhattan piers and the development of the huge facilities in Newark and Elizabeth.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jan 2 07:11:31 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Peter Rosa on Mon Jan 1 23:13:52 2018.

Newark Bay's shipping channel is now well over double the natural depth of the harbor. If not for the PANY(NJ) refusing to build freight rail connections across the two rivers, then NYC's facilities could have been able to convert. Bad enough we are not a net exporter, thanks to going along with the Maoists.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Dave on Tue Jan 2 07:30:06 2018, in response to Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Mon Jan 1 22:44:42 2018.

Ferry service ended on March 25, 1959, so the photo obviously is after that date.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jan 2 07:32:15 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Dave on Tue Jan 2 07:30:06 2018.

Train service ended after ferry service too, IINM.

Hard to believe that you used to be able to get a train from this station to Albany Union Station, but you could.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Jan 2 07:58:03 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Dave on Tue Jan 2 07:30:06 2018.

Ferry service ended on March 25, 1959, so the photo obviously is after that date.

So what date would you guess ?

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Alan Follett on Tue Jan 2 09:18:36 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jan 2 07:32:15 2018.

Even farther afield than that. At one point both West Shore and NYO&W originated through sleepers to Chicago from this station, using Wabash or Nickel Plate west of Buffalo.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Lou from Brooklyn on Tue Jan 2 11:36:56 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jan 2 07:11:31 2018.

Brooklyn is the natural deepest port on the east cost, some small shipping has returned to Red Hook, enough for about 3 or 4 container cranes but never see all of them in use at the same time.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Dave on Tue Jan 2 11:41:51 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Bill Newkirk on Tue Jan 2 07:58:03 2018.

No idea. Judging from the freight cars (looks like all 40' and 50' cars) and the stored passenger cars in the yard, I'd guess early 1960's.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Jan 2 12:01:48 2018, in response to Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Tue Jan 2 07:11:31 2018.

The Manhattan piers would NOT have been able to convert. The land in Manhattan is simply too valuable for the space necessary for a proper container terminal.

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Re: Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60

Posted by chicagomotorman on Tue Jan 2 13:54:11 2018, in response to Color photo of NYC Weehawken Terminal, c. 1959/60, posted by Olog-hai on Mon Jan 1 22:44:42 2018.

COOL!

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