What do you recognize in this photo? What has changed? When do you think it was taken?
Here’s what the community has already had to say:
Dwayne Cross Jr.: I’d say Boquet crossing because I remember the watertower and say it’s around 1920s or 30s. lol!
Chuck Moynan: Sure looks it. With the milk plant and the mail bag post next to the track. And faintly see the station on the right.
Marc Hayward: My great grandfather was a postal clerk on those rail lines…
This photograph was taken by the railroad tracks by the crossing in Boquet! (Which are the tracks crossing Route 22/Station Road as you head toward Whallonsburg from Essex.) There was a train station located there in the past —does anyone know when it closed?
The back of the postcard reveals some more details. See it below.
The writing on the back of the postcard reads: “Delaware & Hudson #1082 2-8-0 on 14 Reading Co cars from Phila Troop train passing Essex N.Y. Aug. 40.” The back is also stamped with the date “Aug. 18, 1941.”
If the writing on the back of the postcard is correct then the date the photograph was taken was in August of 1940. Unless I’m misunderstanding the text? It was certainly that taken on that date or before. What’s your opinion?
Do you have any thoughts to share? Leave a comment below!
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