Rule #2: Don't be offended if someone knows more than you.
Yes, but they let NS tear down the concourse and put in the intermodal terminal. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but those shots only can exist in history now.
Yes, but they let NS tear down the concourse and put in the intermodal terminal. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but those shots only can exist in history now. None of those platforms exist anymore. At least they saved the priceless wall murals from the inside and put them in the airport terminal building.Inprinter
Why would they keep the concourse, it has no use in modern rail transportation, Amtrak had two trains at the most running through Cincinnati, the price for the upkeep for CUT is shall we say quite high, it was a tradeoff and I stand by what I said, thank you residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for saving the main jewel of the Queen City. In the process it created a bunch of jobs.
Awesome pictures indeed. I really like the ones of that NYC Engine. I don't remember ever seeing that paint scheme with the X on the front. I made that one my desktop background. As for Tower "A" I want that massive interlocking board to hang on my wall
Wes, are you talking about the C&O of Indiana bridge which came down from Western Hills? The picture is toward the end of the book at the top of the right hand page. That is a neat book because of the great pictures of CUT in it, got mine at the bookstore at CUT. At the end of the book is a couple of pictures of some tains hauling fill dirt down from Bald Knob for the construction of CUT, my Dad was a fireman on some of those trains.
Are you looking for something like this? We are on the Chessie Steam Special in 1977 heading south on the B&O getting ready to go to North Vernon. The long trestle on the left is the C&O of Indiana coming downgrade into their yard. This was taken near Liberty Street. Photo by Jim Latimer.
Yes, that's exactly the sort of pictures I've been looking for. I find it almost mind-boggling that by 1982, when the N&W and Southern merged, there were no traces to be seen of this bridge that once went over Gest Street and, as I've mentioned, I was unaware of its existence until I checked out the CUT book via an interlibrary loan. Did it not curve around and was it south of the Western Hills viaduct? I'm really not certain.