Well I just got an e-mail from a CNR train dispatchers that I worked with over the years...who is reading my posts...he is now retired and a modeler plus a good friend. His question is what is a gong...kind of kidding around with me...sorry about the local RR term in the post names..most of the rolling stock and engines have terms that are used differently by each railroad and terminals...or by individual crews...things like cabooses are called van's here in London....train crews from Belleville are known as rubber booter's...and CN engine GR-17's are only known by number series and were called 4500's...most CN engine man that had worked on these engines all their life would not know they were GR-17's unless they had some interest in locomotives. Oh in London yardmen that work the local yard jobs are called yard snakes. Don't want to tell you what Dispatcher are called since I have one reading this and we had our own Bin Laden on the CNR in Southwestern Ontario at one point...a trainmaster we used to call Glenn Laden...So when I used slang such as gong or gon for gondolas I am still thinking work terms in London....sorry guys...I went back and corrected my last post.
Additional New London Station information...
One bit of information that I missed adding to my post in regards to the New London station is that it took 5 years to renovate the station after being purchased by the city...a major task...being completed in 1976...I added this fact to my original post.
CV Essex Jct. Vermont
Can't end a post without adding a few photos....one of the last stops on my New England road trip was Essex Junction, Vermont. Another location I had not been to in many years.
|The Essex Junction, Vermont duel use station is used for Amtrak trains and as a bus location. Oct. 2011|
|Train order bay window at Essex Jct. Oct 2011|
|Roadside view of Essex Jct. Oct 2011|
|ex-CV bridge at Essex Jct. Vermont Oct. 2011|