Engine house in Holyoke
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Thanks very much Mike! I got no bites at all on this image when I posted it as the very first "Name That Location" last November (http://blog.thevalleylocal.net/2015/11/wordless-wednesday-92-name-that-location.html) so I really appreciate your weighing in. Now - for extra credit - any idea when the photo was taken? :^) Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment - especially one with helpful info I didn't have! Best, Chris
You're welcome, I'm not sure of the exact date but the autos give a ballpark of 1940s I think, thank you for posting it, the photographer would be standing about halfway along heritage street and be looking south easterly
Ok - so the shadows (along with your compass orientation) make this likely a late-afternoon photo.
An interesting thing in this photo is the coal falling from the conveyer into the tender. A question is where is the coal coming from and how is the coal getting onto the conveyer, hand shoveled, a machine or?
Here's another shot from a slightly different angle (http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=8628021). I'm going to guess the coal was being unloaded from a hopper placed on the right most track...
Wow - what a cool photo Mike! I've never seen that one before - thanks for sharing it. You certainly know Holyoke. Thanks again for helping solve the mystery.