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Jim Yates <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 15:31:26 -0500
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Tell him to try the Libray of Congress site http://www.loc.gov/ they may have pictures.....

Phil Lord wrote:

> This message came in to our website. Perhaps someone on the list can supply the answer.
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> Subject: Raiway Barges Hudson River
> Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 20:51:17 -0500
> From: Don Grove <[log in to unmask]>
> To: New York State Museum <[log in to unmask]>
> December 12, 1998
> New York State Museum
> Dear Sir or Madam
> I would like to know where I can find information and
> pictures of the railway barges, or ferries, that moved rail
> cars across the Hudson River at New York City, in the l946.
> When I was sixteen years old, I worked for my Father at
> several race tracks in the USA.
> In the fall of l946, we moved our horses by passenger rail
> car, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Charles Town, West
> Virginia.  I believe it was on the New York Central Railway.
> When horses were traveling by rail car, there had to be
> someone with them for feed and water.  On this trip there
> were three of us traveling in the horse car with the horses.
> I am not sure of the time we left Rhode Island, but we
> traveled by railway barge across what I believe was the
> Hudson River at New York City.  I remember waking up at
> dawn, just as the sun was coming up and seeing the Statue of
> Liberty in the early morning light.  What a sight.
> I have been writing my history for my Grandchildren and
> would like some information, or a picture, of the rail car
> barges, or ferries, that crossed the river at New York City.
>  Do you know where I can get such information.
> I would appreciate hearing from you.
> Don Grove                       (905)  945-5203
> 36 Lakeview Avenue
> Grimsby,  Ontario
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