Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dock photos

"Cover Photo: The cover shows Erie's "farm" at Weehawken - one of the world's most unusual farms, for it is also a freight station, a station where rail transport ends, and water transportation begins on the Erie. More about it, and the Erie's lighterage service, on page 15." (collection of the author Creative Commons License)
Happy April. The photo for the cover of the 1957 issue was taken at Erie's Weehawken docks yard and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground and the thousands of crates stacked between the tracks. Many photos indicated that a lot of these crates contained automobiles.

Using lighterage to transport what appears to be an automobile crate. (collection of the author Creative Commons License)

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