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From: "Dad" wsmith5957 AT hotmail DOT com
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 15:22:35 -0400
Subject: BD tower at night & East end, Conklin yard
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This yard office, seldom visited by officials, was the scene of the action when Mr. Moonshower, Supt. called on the magneto phone and was answered by"Nuthouse" or "Funnyfarm" (it was across the river from the state hospital). Moonshower yelled "Do you know who you're talking to!!!" "Nooo, Do YOU know who you're talking to??" "NO!!"
"Good, click" (as they hung up). Ed Clancy (trainmaster) spent some time trying to find out who
answered the phone and I must admit to this day I don't KNOW who it was although I have my suspicions.
The B&W foto is of 'BD' interlocking between the former ERIE & DL&W mainlines. ERIE is on the left & an eastbound is going by. My train was on the DL&W side waiting o cross over to go to 'YO' yard. I took 3 or 4 shots, but only this one came out. If I remember correctly, the operator on duty was a guy named Sullivan, nicknamed of course 'Sully'.
Regards to all,
Walt Smith


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