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Revisit Port Reading McMyler Dumper Feb. 7, 2008- page 2 of 2

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After 11 years we made another visit to the Port Reading McMyler Dumper. The last time we were here was Jan 1, 1997. It is amazing that the dumper is still standng.

All pictures on this page Copyright 2008 by Jules Heiliczer

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Another shot of the dumper. This time from the approach track.
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On the approach track heading towards the carriage that lifted the hoppers.
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The carriage front wall. The arms with the chain that held the hoppers to the carriage are visible.
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Looking back towards the approach track from the platform next to the lifting carriage. You can see the stairs that go up to the main control room. They have been cut out for a good way up to prevent anyone from climbing to the control room or roof of the dumper.
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A look at one of the counter weights that helped hold the hopper to the lifting carriage.
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Bob and George on the approach track.
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Jim almost at the top of the approach ramp.
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A shot of the 4 of us with the dumper in the background. I laid my camera on one of the approach tracks with a 10 second delay and ran to get in the shot.
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A shot looking back through the Port Reading Yard (I think it is CSX). The dumper is frambeyond the yard and framed by the 2 locomotives.
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This is a closeup of the approach track showing how rotten the wood is becoming.
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Once done with photographing the dumper, we took some shots of locomotives working the yard. The dumper has been inactive since the 1970's, but the Port Reading Yard is always a busy place. The Hess oil refinery is next door and the yard is hard at work switching it.
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Metropark was our final stop to watch trains.
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Bob and George eat lunch at trackside and watch both local and Amtrack trains go by.
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This is a busy place and after lunch it was back to the real world once again. We all had a great time.

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