Thursday, November 11, 2010

June 3, 1933: On the train

Saturday June 3, 1933

1933 NY Central train.

                                                                                                           Left Brooklyn Army Base at 6 P.M. by boat to Weehawken New jersey arrived at 7 P.M. Train left at 11:40 P.M. it was by New York Central.
Traveled along Hudson River past Bear Mt. & West Point & past Albany at 2:10 A.M. Passed Utica at 5 A.M.  Arrived at Syracuse at 8:A.M. Very nice town stopped for a while for water & fuel. On our way again to Rochester arrived at 10 A.M. after having roll call and a little exercise got ready to leave at 11:00 A.M. On our way again passed through town of Chile at 11:25 then later past town of South Byron at 11:45 A.M. Went through town of Batavia--a very nice town at 12:05. On our way to Buffalo we passed through Depew at 12:30 P.M. Arrived at Buffalo at 12:45. A very nice city, quiet and peaceful looking.

Left Buffalo at 1:20 P.M. then went through Derby & Erie PA at 70 miles per hr. and a few other small towns on the outskirts of Penn. Then we left Penna. and into Ohio. Arrived at a town called Painesville after a little engine trouble. Left there at 4:45 P.M. and was on our way to Cleveland. Arrived at 5:35 P.M. Walked around for half hour. Back on train again. Left Cleveland at 6:15 P.M. and passed thru Lindale, a small town in Ohio. Then we went over Lake Erie, a beautiful sight at 7:30 then thru some towns, Gypsum, Danbury, at a terrific speed, arrived at Toledo at 8:15 P.M. 
Toledo 1933
Not so crazy about this town from what I've seen although it seemed to be a very big town for manufacturing. Left Toledo at 9:05. Rode along pretty fast through Delta then thru Wauseum at 10 P.M. that night. Then into state of Indiana--a very beautiful state. Arrived at Elkhart at 11:05 P.M. a lively city. A large crowd formed at the station as the train pulled in. Spoke to some of the folks which were very sociable. Left there at 11:40 on our way again at rapid pace.

Arrived in Chicago at 12:55 on N.Y. time which was 2 hrs different already. Only a few of us were awake, those in charge of cars. Stopped for a few hrs. took a walk, saw some of the "World's Fair" and couldn't stay very long. But what we saw was very pretty all lighted up like Luna Park only much nicer.

Left Chicago at 2:55 then went to bed and couldn't see where we went through. The Pullman train was swell. I had a compartment for myself as I was in charge of the car.  

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